What is Extruded Acrylic & how is it made?
Applications for Extruded Acrylic
Benefits of Extruded Acrylic
Cost-effectiveness: Extruded acrylic is more cost-effective than other materials that offer high levels of strength, such as Polycarbonate sheets.
Durability: Extruded acrylic sheets are resistant to impact and UV stable, making them suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications.
Clarity: Extruded acrylic’s high transparency levels make it an attractive alternative to traditional windows and glass installations. They maintain their clarity over a range of long-term periods.
Ease of Fabrication: Extruded acrylic sheets are easy to shape, cut, and install when compared to glass sheets.
- Can be easily thermoformed
- Suitable for flatbed printing
- Available in both Medium and Ultra High impact grades
Benefits of Extruded Acrylic over Cast Acrylic
Some of the Benefits of Extruded Acrylic sheets over Cast acrylic are;
Lower cost: Extruded acrylic has lower production costs than the cost of cast acrylics. Extruded sheets have cost-effective production processes, and quick cooling rates thereby aiding manufacturing efficiencies.
Reduction in waste products: Extruded acrylic production is highly efficient in minimizing variant quality between a good and bad day in production. This efficiency in the production process ensures reduced stress in the finished work and less waste and labour.