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Glass Be Gone!

Ever had that heart sinking moment when the ornate glass mirror you’re moving slips and shatters under you? There is glass everywhere and the clean up will take hours with tiny shards of glass being found (or stepped upon) for days afterwards. Well it happened to me and I had, had enough. Surely there must be an alternative I thought…and there was. Unlike glass which can be heavy, is fragile and hard to manipulate, acrylic mirror sheet provides all the benefits of glass without any of the problems. There must’ve been others with this epiphany because there  has been a recent surge in acrylic sheet Perth and here’s why:

Impact resistant – Acrylic mirror sheet is stronger and far more resistant to breakage than glass. Unlike glass, acrylic will only break in large pieces for quicker clean up and safety. This makes it an ideal material for things like greenhouse plastic, play house windows, hospitals, nursery schools, play centres, aircraft windows and motorcycle visors.

Light reflective – Acrylic sheets is able to transfer 92% light, while in comparison, you glass only transfers 80-90% light. With incredible clarity, acrylic sheets reflect light far better than an type of glass.

Environmentally Responsible – We all have to do our bit right? But who knew that buying acrylic sheets because it is cheaper and safer, also means you’re saving the planet! Acrylic is incredibly durable and long lasting. However they can also be recycled via a a scrap recycling process. During this process, acrylic sheets are smashed, then heated prior to being re-melted right into a fluid syrup. When the process is completed, new acrylic sheets are created for new uses.

UV resistance – If you wish to use acrylic sheets in the outdoors, it will be vulnerable to high amounts of ultraviolet rays (UV). However you won’t need to worry because all acrylic sheets already come with a built in UV filter.

Budget-friendly – Acrylic sheets are a cost-effective option over glass because they can be generated at half the expense. As plastic sheets are lighter in weight , they can be conveniently transported which also drives down costs of delivery.

Moulded to Shape – Acrylic sheets have great moulding properties. When heated up to 100 degrees, it can be conveniently moulded into a number of shapes including containers, images frameworks and tubing. As it cools off, acrylic takes on the developed shape. Cutting acrylic sheet is also much easier than cutting glass.

Lightweight –  Acrylic weights 50% less than glass which makes it much easier to deal with. As compared to glass, acrylic sheets are exceptionally light to work with.

Glass like clarity – Acrylic has residential properties to maintain its optical clearness and takes a considerable time period to discolour. As a result of its resilience and optical clearness, a lot of fabricators prefer laser cut acrylic sheets to make use of as panels for home windows, greenhouses, skylights and store-front home windows.

Safety and Durability – Acrylic sheets are stronger, durable and 17 times more restraint to breakage than the glass. These sheets have been developed to provide security, safety and security while at the same time making it look just like glass.

In recent times, the use of acrylic sheeting has shot up and taken over the sale of glass largely due to its versatility and functionality. If you want to  buy acrylic sheet, there is only one place I would recommend and that is CDC Laser cutting. Their team can get you want you want, when you want it and at a price that’s right. For all your Acrylic sheet Perth needs, you can count on them as a local and premier distributor of acrylic sheets.

They also have an in-house fabrication team and three high speed laser cutting machines. With a wide range of choice and expert designers, they custom cut and make anything you want from shop fittings, signage, room dividers, house signs, splash backs and more.