An overview of PLEXIGLAS® products and their properties

Shower walls, carport roofs, and illuminated signs—PLEXIGLAS® has the right product for a wide variety of applications. That’s because this brand-name acrylic glass is available in a variety of forms with many different practical properties and surfaces. We explain the differences.

PLEXIGLAS®: you’ll love the variety

PLEXIGLAS® is available in a variety of shapes:

PLEXIGLAS® solid sheets and blocks: the all-rounders

Sheets—also commonly referred to as panels—and blocks made of PLEXIGLAS® are the starting point for a wide variety of potential applications. Thanks to their considerable durability and resistance to UV and weathering, sheets and blocks can be used in interior and exterior applications alike. Solid sheets are produced using two different methods: PLEXIGLAS® XT is extruded and PLEXIGLAS® GS is cast. Because their manufacturing processes differ, the two types are characterized by different properties, offering a range of advantages for various applications. More information on PLEXIGLAS® solid sheets and blocks is available here.

PLEXIGLAS® multi-skin sheets for exceptional stability

Multi-skin sheets, also frequently referred to as hollow sheets or twin-wall sheets, are hollow-profile materials consisting of two parallel, external sheets (walls) and possibly a third inner wall that is generally parallel to the outer walls. These walls are then joined together via connective ribbing. The hollow chambers that these form are characteristic of multi-skin sheets. The unique structure of PLEXIGLAS® multi-skin sheets makes them excellent thermal insulators and allows them to bear considerable weight while weighing relatively little themselves. Uses include patio roofs, greenhouses, carports, and partitions. More information on PLEXIGLAS® multi-skin sheets can be found here. You may also go to Downloads, where you can download information on installing PLEXIGLAS® multi-skin sheets.

PLEXIGLAS® corrugated sheets: the roofing classic

Applications for PLEXIGLAS® corrugated sheet are similar: extruded from the branded acrylic glass and frequently used in exterior roofing (for carports, patios, canopies, etc.), these sheets are easy to process and exceptionally convenient to install. More information on PLEXIGLAS® corrugated sheets can be found here. You may also go to Downloads, where you can download information on installing PLEXIGLAS® corrugated sheets.

PLEXIGLAS® tubes and rods make your design dreams come true

Luminairs, product displays, and shop fixtures can be made from PLEXIGLAS® tubes, and PLEXIGLAS® rods work well in interior design applications. Machining of both products is simple and flexible. More information on PLEXIGLAS® tubes and rods can be found here.

PLEXIGLAS® films

From traffic signs to building exterior elements to light guides in mobile devices: PLEXIGLAS® films work well for many specialized applications. Made of poly(methyl methacrylate), the films offer the following properties: resistance to weathering, UV protection, complete absence of color, easy to pigment, easy to mold, and good for printing. More information on PLEXIGLAS® films can be found here.

PLEXIGLAS® Alltop

These unpigmented multi-skin sheets offer maximum transparency with a smooth, water-dispersing surface. For technical and warranty information for PLEXIGLAS® Alltop, see the product data sheets available under Downloads.

PLEXIGLAS® GS und PLEXIGLAS® XT

PLEXIGLAS® GS and PLEXIGLAS® XT are available in either a clear, transparent form or in white or other colors—PLEXIGLAS® GS even comes in a fluorescent version. For technical and warranty information for PLEXIGLAS® GS/XT, see the product data sheets available under Downloads.

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PLEXIGLAS® Heatstop

Heat-reflective multi-skin and corrugated sheets increase energy efficiency by conserving the use of air conditioning. For technical and warranty information for PLEXIGLAS® Heatstop, see the product data sheets available under Downloads.

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PLEXIGLAS® Hi-Gloss

A classic look and the appearance of depth distinguish these high-gloss solid sheets, which are available in various colors. For technical and warranty information for PLEXIGLAS® Hi-Gloss, see the product data sheets available under Downloads.

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PLEXIGLAS® LED

When combined with LEDs, these unique sheets are perfect for efficient lighting applications. The product family also includes specialty products for edge lighting and backlighting that maximize light transmission, eliminate distracting hotspots, and enable attractive color play effects. For technical and warranty information for PLEXIGLAS® LED, see the product data sheets available under Downloads.

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PLEXIGLAS® Optical

Offering greater resistance to abrasion and chemicals, this material is easy to clean, custom printable, and exhibits a fascinating deep-view effect. For technical and warranty information for PLEXIGLAS® Optical, see the product data sheets available under Downloads.

PLEXIGLAS® Reflections

Attractive mirror-coated, reflective solid sheets with a brilliant metallic surface. For technical and warranty information for PLEXIGLAS® Reflections, see the product data sheets available under Downloads.

PLEXIGLAS® Resist

These tough multi-skin, corrugated, and solid sheets and tubes have been modified to be robust, durable, and resistant to weathering. For technical and warranty information for PLEXIGLAS® Resist, see the product data sheets available under Downloads.

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PLEXIGLAS® Satinice

The velvety surfaces of these products resist finger prints and other traces of wear, while feeling pleasant to the touch and discreetly diffusing light. PLEXIGLAS® sheets and tubes are available with matte surfaces on one or both sides, and come in a variety of colors. For technical and warranty information for PLEXIGLAS® Satinice, see the product data sheets available under Downloads.

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PLEXIGLAS® Solar

The unique transmission properties and superior resistance to UV light and weathering of these highly pure sheets result in high module efficiency. For technical and warranty information for PLEXIGLAS® Satinice, see the product data sheets available under Downloads.

PLEXIGLAS® Soundstop

These specialty products offer effective protection from noise and wind. The impact-resistant, highly transparent sheets reflect sound and are available with bird-deterrent strips as well as embedded polyamide fibers for shatter resistance. For technical and warranty information for PLEXIGLAS® Soundstop, see the product data sheets available under Downloads.

PLEXIGLAS® Textures

With these solid sheets a variety of classic and modern surface structures may be achieved. For technical and warranty information for PLEXIGLAS® Textures, see the product data sheets available under Downloads.

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Further topics

Sanding and polishing PLEXIGLAS®

Sanding and subsequent polishing lets rough, matt PLEXIGLAS® cut edges and surfaces appear glossy again, even scratches can be removed in this way. This guide describes the procedure as well as the tools suitable for the purpose.

Bonding PLEXIGLAS®

PLEXIGLAS® parts are easily joined to one another. This guide tells you how to bond PLEXIGLAS® and which adhesives are suitable.

Drilling PLEXIGLAS®

PLEXIGLAS® is drilled as easily as wood a few special properties must be factored in, however. Find out which drill bits are suitable for PLEXIGLAS®, how to drill and what to look out for during the process.

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