Cast acrylic or Poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) is a thermoplastic, which is available in a wide range of colours and finishes including glitter, opaque, transparent, UV reactive and luminescent.
All of our glitter acrylics are made from a tinted translucent resin which contains glitter flakes and comes supplied with protective film on both sides; offering protection during our machining processes as well as during shipment.
Cast glitter acrylic is easy to handle and process and laser cuts extremely well. Peel back the protective film and you will find a clean, glossy surface
**Please note that due to the reflective nature of the glitter flakes contained within this acrylic we CAN NOT engrave this material**
The cut edge of this material appears dull or 'sandy'. This is a result of the glitter flakes contained inside of the acrylic.
Cast glitter acrylic can behave in a brittle manner when loaded or subjected to any significant impact force and is more prone to scratching than conventional, inorganic glass. Check out our 'tutorials' section where you will find a growing knowledge-base of what can and cannot be achieved with this material.
This material has a thickness tolerance of + or - 50% of the materials overall thickness.
Gluing & Joining
We recommend using either an Epoxy Resin such as E6000, a plastic cement such as Tensol or a cyanoacrylate cement (superglue) for bonding acrylic. However solvents such as Dichloromethane and Chloroform can also be used to fuse and set the plastic at the joint, creating an almost invisible weld.
Pre-drill screw holes prior to application to avoid splitting.
Jewellery design, model making, point of sale, signage & display, forming & fabrication, furniture and glazing.
Also known as...
Perspex, Lucite, Plexiglass, Optix (Plaskolite), Oroglas and Altuglas.