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Zap! Creatives

3mm UV Light Green Live Edge Acrylic

Product Code: L41

Product Features:

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Price: £7.80 inc VAT
Cast acrylic or Poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) is a thermoplastic, which is available in a wide range of colours and finishes including opaque, transparent, UV reactive, luminescent and mirrored.

Live edge acrylics are translucent and gather light through their surface and re-emit it at their edges, which will glow brighter than the surrounding material. The effect is even more pronounced if the material is exposed to ultra-violet or 'black' light.

All of our cast acrylics come supplied with protective film on both sides; offering protection during our machining processes as well as during shipment.

Characteristics
Cast 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.

Cast acrylic does behave in a brittle manner when loaded or subjected to any significant impact force and is more prone to scratching than conventional, inorganic glass.

This material has a thickness tolerance of + or - 15% 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.

Click here to learn more about some of these glues.

Pre-drill screw holes prior to application to avoid splitting.

Common applications
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.