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 and luminescent.
Like most of our coloured acrylics, our matte black frosted cast acrylic is opaque and comes 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 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 - 15% of the materials overall thickness. Please bare this in mind when selecting this material for your projects.
Glueing & 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.
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.