About Acrylic (byLuminati Waycon)

Acrylic can be supplied in many colours and finishes. Clear acrylics are by far the most popular, however, also available is a full range of colours and tints in solid and semi opaque. Also available are anti reflective finishes, frosted and pigmented fluorescent. Acrylics can also be sold with a silicate green edge to give a plate glass effect.

Acrylic can be ordered in several grades including:

Extruded - the most cost effective solution.
Cast - The best mechanical properties for machining and optical clarity.
Impact modified - For increased strength.

Acrylic can be ordered in a wide range of thicknesses from 2mm up to 30mm.

The main advantages include:

  • Half the weight of glass
  • Impact resistant
  • Unaffected by sun or salt spray
  • Temperature range of -30 to 160 F for continuous service
  • Good outdoor weathering
  • Clear sheet optical clarity better than that of glass
  • Easy and cost effective fabrication
  • Fully recyclable
  • Excellent surface hardness and durability
  • Superb chemical resistance - better than most plastics
  • Food gradable
  • Easy to clean and maintain

Other materials that Luminati Waycon will use for fabrication include:

  • Polycarbonate - 200 times stronger than glass, used for machine guards, safety enclosures and IP65 rated fire proof components
  • PVC - Flexible material and very cost effective, used for ticketing and card channels
  • PETG - Good for machine guarding and fabrications requiring strength characteristics
  • ABS - Cost effective
  • HIPS - Cost effective and low weight