Plexiglass / Extruded Acrylic Sheet (aka Plexiglass, Lucite, Acrylite, Optix, Plexi) is an excellent glazing, signage, window or display material that is unaffected by moisture, and offers a high strength-to-weight ratio. Acrylic (plexiglass) offers high light transmittance and can be easily heat-formed without loss of optical clarity. Professional Plastics offers generic acrylic sheets rather than Plexiglas® brand sheets. Plexiglas® is a tradename of Arkema. Plexiglass Acrylic sheets may vary slightly by brand based on varying production techniques. Glass West is a proud provider of plexiglass replacement in Sacramento.

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Lexan & Plexiglass Repair

Plexiglass (acrylic sheet) aka Lucite, Plexiglas, Perspex, Acrylite

  • 92% light transmission – clearest plastic sheet available – about 15% cheaper than polycarbonate
  • large variety of colors available
  • light pipes through the sheet edges
  • does not yellow or discolor in the sun – 10 year warranty regarding 2% loss max.
  • optically water clear in all thicknesses
  • inert – no outgassing
  • thermoplastic – working temp of 180F continuous
  • burns very nicely after you remove a flame source – fire rating UL94HB
  • scratches – can be restored by sanding and buffing
  • resistant to breaking – when breaks pieces are large and dull edged
  • recyclable
  • easily bonds with solvent adhesives to itself and other plastics
  • hydroscopic (will absorb a small amount of moisture on side facing moisture (warps)
  • available up to 4″ thick as a monolithic cast sheet, and thicker via custom casting
Lexan (polycarbonate sheet) aka Tuffak, Makrolon 
  • 88% light transmission – very clear – about 15% more expensive than Plexiglas acrylic sheet
  • limited colors available (white, black, bronze, gray, sign colors)
  • light does not pipe through sheet edges
  • untreated sheet discolors in 5-7 years of sun exposure – UV coatings available to extend 15 years
  • inert
  • optically clear – loss of some light transmission in higher thicknesses (5% in 1/2″)
  • thermoplastic – working temp of 275F continuous
  • self-extinguishing fire rated 94V0 – UL rating depending on thickness
  • scratches – cannot be restored by sanding and buffing
  • resistant to breaking (virtually impossible to break)
  • recyclable
  • easily bonds with solvent adhesives to itself and other plastics
  • bullet resistant grades are available – all grades of BR levels
  • hydroscopic (will absorb a small amount of moisture on side facing moisture (warps) and therefore difficult to thermoform without pre-drying
  • available up to 1/2″ thick as monolithic extruded sheet, up to 2″ as a molded sheet

Plexiglass Replacement Sacramento