Clear Acrylic Sheet, 500mm x 400mm x 5mm

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RS Pro Cast Acrylic Solid Plastic Sheets

From RS Pro a range of high-quality Cast acrylic solid plastic sheets available in a range of sizes and thicknesses.

What are Solid Plastic Sheets?

Solid plastic sheets are sheets of strong durable plastic or plastic like materials which are cut to size and sold in a wide range of sizes and thickness. These hard plastic sheets, once purchased, can then be cut or machined into components for the fabrication of products for use in a wide range of industries. Different plastics have different properties which lend them for use in specific applications

What is Acrylic?

Acrylic also known as polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) is a clear engineering thermoplastic which is often used as a glass substitute. This type of plastic is more flexible, lighter and stronger than glass with a higher impact strength. It is also safer as it does not shatter into small pieces like glass. This also reduces damage to goods in transit saving costs. Acrylic plastic sheeting is also easy to work with and can be curved and formed into a variety of shapes and configurations using laser cutting and machining

What are the Advantages of Cast Acrylic Sheet?

Cast acrylic is poured into prepared moulds, and unlike the extruded version of this plastic the sheet retains its physical property in all directions. This results in the plastic maintaining its desired shape in the long term without sagging or cracking. Cast acrylic is of a higher quality than extruded acrylic with a harder surface as well as a better optical clarity. Cast acrylic also has greater thermal stability so it can be machined without melting and a higher resistance to solvents. This plastic sheet is thermo-formable which means it can be reworked hot. The only downside is that it has a less consistent sheet thickness than the extruded version

Features and Benefits

• Excellent optical clarity
• High strength
• High surface hardness and durability
• Good thermal stability
• Good impact resistance and shatterproof
• Good UV and environmental stability
• Excellent long-term weather resistance
• Good chemical and solvent resistance
• Lightweight
• Easy to bend and shape
• Suitable for vacuum forming and thermo-formable

What Industries is Cast Acrylic Plastic Sheet used in?

This clear cast acrylic plastic sheet with its unique properties and ease of use is suitable for use in a wide range of industries including the following;

• Transportation Industry
• Electronics Industry
• Exhibition and trade show services
• Food processing and handling
• Framing and mounting
• Plastic and metal fabrication
• Recreation
• Signage

What Applications is Cast Acrylic Plastic Sheet used in?

Cast acrylic solid plastic sheet is useful for more demanding applications requiring high light transmission and transparency and is often used as a glass replacement. Its excellent weather proof properties, strength and impact resistance make it ideal for use in both indoor and outdoor applications. Applications include the following;

• POS signs and displays
• Display and exhibition cases
• Machine guards
• Electrical enclosures
• Lighting and light boxes
• Kiosks
• Bathtub and shower tray mouldings
• Aquariums
• Office screens and dividers
• Glazing
• Furniture

Standards

DIN 50014

Specifications
Attribute Value
Colour Clear
Length 500mm
Width 400mm
Thickness 5mm
Material Acrylic
Density 1.41g/cm³
Tensile Strength 65 MPa
Hardness M 90 Rockwell
Water Absorption 0.005%
Maximum Operating Temperature +70°C
Finish Clear
33 In stock for FREE next working day delivery
Price 1 Lot of 2
£ 32.08
(exc. VAT)
£ 38.50
(inc. VAT)
Lot(s)
Per Lot
Per unit*
1 - 2
£32.08
£16.04
3 - 9
£29.84
£14.92
10 - 29
£28.23
£14.115
30 +
£25.66
£12.83
*price indicative
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