Instant prices on cut to size perspex
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Cut to size prices
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On orders over £100
30+ years experience in the plastics industry
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Experience with plastics
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Clear Acrylic Rod (2mm)

Diameter: 2mm

Length: 250mm

£1.52 inc VAT

Clear Acrylic Rod (2mm)

Diameter: 2mm

Length: 500mm

£1.75 inc VAT

Clear Acrylic Rod (2mm)

Diameter: 2mm

Length: 1000mm

£2.15 inc VAT

Clear Acrylic Rod (5mm)

Diameter: 5mm

Length: 250mm

£1.15 inc VAT

Clear Acrylic Rod (5mm)

Diameter: 5mm

Length: 500mm

£1.32 inc VAT

Clear Acrylic Rod (5mm)

Diameter: 5mm

Length: 1000mm

£1.62 inc VAT

Clear Acrylic Rod (10mm)

Diameter: 10mm

Length: 250mm

£3.26 inc VAT

Clear Acrylic Rod (10mm)

Diameter: 10mm

Length: 500mm

£3.74 inc VAT

Clear Acrylic Rod (10mm)

Diameter: 10mm

Length: 1000mm

£4.58 inc VAT

Clear Acrylic Rod (25mm)

Diameter: 25mm

Length: 250mm

£17.18 inc VAT

Clear Acrylic Rod (25mm)

Diameter: 25mm

Length: 500mm

£19.74 inc VAT

Clear Acrylic Rod (25mm)

Diameter: 25mm

Length: 1000mm

£24.17 inc VAT

Clear Acrylic Rod (50mm)

Diameter: 50mm

Length: 250mm

£81.28 inc VAT

Clear Acrylic Rod (50mm)

Diameter: 50mm

Length: 500mm

£93.36 inc VAT

Clear Acrylic Rod (50mm)

Diameter: 50mm

Length: 1000mm

£114.34 inc VAT

Acrylic round rod is a versatile lightweight material with high impact strength. Available in a wide range of diameters it can be easily worked for use in many applications.

Key features:

  • Transparent
  • Economical
  • Versatile
  • Light weight
  • High impact strength
  • Choice of diameter

Typical applications:

  • Signage
  • Modelling
  • Displays
  • Arts and crafts
  • Cake design
  • Interior design
  • Staircase banister spindle
  • Garden design

Detailed description:

High impact resistance

Extruded acrylic rod has over ten times the impact strength of a glass equivalent. Its hard wearing properties make it a popular material for many applications. 

Lightweight

High in strength yet half the weight of glass.

Weather resistance

Extruded acrylic rods are weather resistant and therefore suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications.

Transparent / clear

Clear acrylic rods allow high light transmission and optical clarity. 

Inexpensive

Acrylic rod, although strong and visually impressive is an inexpensive material due to its economic production process.

Recyclable

Extruded acrylic rod can be fully recycled.

Manufacturing Tolerances

Diameter (mm) Tolerance (mm)
1-4 +0.3
5-8 +0.5
9-12 +0.7
13-16 +0.9
17-22 +1.0
23 +1.1
24-25 +1.2
26-27 +1.3
28-30 +1.4
32-35 +1.5
40-45 +2.0
50 +2.5
Minimum diameter2mm
Maximum diameter50mm
Maximum length1200mm
Fire resistanceUK class 4 fire rating
Material protectionSupplied with protective film

We currently deliver to the UK and throughout Europe. Delivery charges are calculated based on the longest side of the material ordered. Only one delivery charge is applicable per order regardless of how many items are ordered.

Longest side Orders under £100 (inc VAT) Orders over £100 (inc VAT) Express Delivery
Less than 500mm £4.95 FREE £8.95
500mm to 1449mm £5.95 FREE £9.95
1450mm to 2599mm £7.95 FREE £13.95
2600mm or greater £14.95 FREE £24.95


Europe (7-10 working days)
£19.95

Delivery guidelines
We process and dispatch the vast majority of orders within 48 hours of receiving the order, however our guidelines for delivery times are listed below:

  • Standard delivery (3-5 days)
  • Express delivery (1-3 days) Please note - Express Delivery is currently unavailable.

Express Delivery
If you require faster delivery you may wish to consider choosing our Express Delivery option at the checkout. Express Delivery orders will be prioritised and will be delivered using a recognised nationwide courier.

Next Day Delivery
Next Day delivery is not available via our website due to the quantity of orders we receive on a daily basis. However, if you need to place an order and require Next Day delivery please contact us – we will make every effort to meet your requirements and deadlines.

Collection/pickup
Collection is available from our location in Colchester, Essex (see full address). When placing an order on our website there is an option on the final stage of the checkout for Collection/pickup. Once your order is ready for collection you will be notified via email.

Due to the nature of the ”made to measure” products we supply, we provide delivery prices at a standard rate and reserve the right to cancel an order should it become economically unviable to fulfil the order. In these rare circumstances the customer will be contacted first to discuss alternative options.

When delivering to some delivery locations we can incur increased shipping costs, if this is likely to happen the customer will be contacted to discuss any possible extra delivery charges required.

Examples of delivery locations which may require additional delivery charges are,

  • Channel Islands
  • Scottish Islands
  • Isle of Man
  • Isles of Scilly
  • Remote areas
  • Northern Ireland

If you require delivery to one of these areas please get in touch to discuss your order.

You may also wish to read more detailed information regarding our terms and conditions in relation to delivery.

Will I be notified when my order is out for delivery?

Yes. Simply Plastics will send you an email when your order has been dispatched. If your shipment is trackable the email will contain tracking details and a link to the delivery couriers website, where you can track the progress of the shipment.

I need my order urgently, can I pay for faster shipping?

Yes. We offer an express delivery service which aims to deliver all orders in 1-3 working days. Orders are delivered by a recognised courier company and may require a signature on delivery.

Please note - Express Delivery is currently unavailable.

Can I collect my order from Simply Plastics?

Yes, of course. At the final stage of the checkout process there is a delivery option labelled "Collection/pickup" which is free. When your order is ready for collection you will receive an email to notify you, which includes our opening times and address.

Collection -example

What is perspex?

Although commonly referred to as perspex, Perspex® is in fact a manufacturers brand name. Acrylic and Perspex® are one and the same thing. Acrylic or Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA) is produced as sheets, rods and tubes.

Can Simply Plastics help me with a fabrication project?

Yes we can. Customised, cut-to-size materials can be ordered directly throught the website, but if you require furtehr fabrication we can help you with this too.

Our fabrication services include,

  • CNC routing
  • Bending
  • Shaping
  • Bonding/glueing
  • Diamond polishing
  • Flame polishing
  • Intricate laser cutting

Examples of fabricated products include,

  • Acrylic display cases
  • Point of sale 
  • Retail display
  • Lighting applications
  • Brochure holders
  • 2D/3D Acrylic lettering
  • Furniture
  • Office Interiors

For enquiries regarding any project from prototypes to large production runs, please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Mike 04/05/2017 22:03:49

This acrylic rod was purchased to use to support scale model aircraft so they can be displayed in flight. The 5mm size rod is idwal for 1/72nd scale models. Very quick delivery and I was kept informed of my orders progress.

John McCue 24/04/2017 19:38:51

I required this item for an art project. It was excellent and exactly as I imagined it would be. I was extremely pleased that the cut ends were ultra smoothly cut. This was important to me. I will certainly use this company again ,and try out some similar products.

khalid 22/12/2016 19:44:40

good quality product and excellent customer sevice, thanks.

steve 02/12/2016 21:08:19

ALL GOOD

Kenneth Patterson 30/11/2016 09:53:24

Item as described and arrived very quick. Staff very helpful when i had a query.

Geoff Ansell 15/09/2016 14:04:16

Excellent quality!

J Boyall 24/08/2016 20:35:16

As ordered

Rosemary Passmore 09/02/2016 14:02:49

These rods were used to hang necklaces within a display box, they did the job perfectly, the only reason they have 4 rather than 5 stars is my fault, I should have ordered a thicker rod as the ones I got were a bit bendy, however they did the job as long as I didnt hang too many from them. I would recommend both the product and the service I received from the company

M Forsdyke 09/02/2016 13:46:38

Used for Item support while photographing. Rods well packaged and good delivery time.

Adrian 09/02/2016 09:47:44

very good no problumes.

PHIL Rushton 06/07/2015 10:35:13

Small pieces of acrylic rod, A fantastic way of getting small pieces Without the Need of getting long lengths and throwing most of it AWAY

Thomas Burridge 18/06/2015 13:42:01

Excellent way of buying Acrylic cut to size rods. Makes model making so easy and so inexpensive!

Henry Whittaker 17/06/2015 08:06:34

I used clear acrylic rods as part of a cake stand design, I also purchased clear acrylic discs for the round teirs. All arrived cut to requested sizes. Thank you