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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

Product description

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. 


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. 


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


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 length1000mm
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 £150 (inc VAT) Orders over £150 (inc VAT) Express Delivery
Samples £2.95 FREE £9.95
Less than 500mm £5.95 FREE £12.95
500mm to 1999mm £9.95 FREE £14.95
2000mm or greater £14.95 FREE £24.95
Sneeze Guards (All sizes) £9.95 FREE £14.95

Europe (7-10 working days)

Delivery guidelines
We process and dispatch all orders as quickly as possible - our delivery guidelines are as below:

  • Standard delivery (3-5 working days)
  • Express delivery (2-3 working days)

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 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.


Can you supply rod & tube in lengths longer than 1m?

We can supply most of the rod & tube that we stock in lengths up to 2 metres (2000mm), however the prohibitive cost of shipping long cylindrical items means that this will normally only be possible on bulk purchases (quantity of 10 or more).

Please get in touch if you require a quote on longer lengths than currently offered on our website.

Are discounts available on bulk/large quantities of acrylic tube and rod?

We offer a 25% discount on all orders of 50 or more lengths of acrylic rod/tube based on the lengths displayed below:

  • 1000mm / 1 metre
  • 500mm / ½ metre

The discounted price will be displayed once added to your basket. If you require more than 200 lengths of rod/tube please contact us so that we can provide a tailored quote.

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.

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

Can Simply Plastics help me with a fabrication project?

Yes we can. Customised, cut-to-size materials can be ordered directly through the website, but if you require further 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.


Sculptural plinth supports - perfect for the job. Arrived very quickly and was well packed so no scratches or blenishes,

Suitable for snig twig rigs.

Product used for a small modelling project. Items were of the correct specification and dimensions, were suitably packaged, and arrived promptly. Good service.

Perfect , just what I needed to make my own risers for my shelves , thank you . Quick delivery and well packed !

Ordered these for a point of sale display. Rods arrived very quickly and well packaged. Very pleased with everything. Would order from this supplier again. Thank you very much.

I used the rod for a part in a model diorama. It was what I was expecting and works well.

Used to seal gap between marble shelf and glass shower screen in new bathroom. A neat simple unobtrusive elegant solution. Almost invisible.

The rods were used to repair an acrylic light lens, cut into slices and bonded in position. Worked perfectly. Would highly recommend.

The acrylic rods were perfect size as ordered which were to be used for creating a Medical phantom.

Great rod delivered unbroken, fast delivery.

Acrylic rods used for attaching large rocks and corals together in an octopus aquarium . Absolutely perfect.!! Brilliant company- highly recommended. Many ,many thanks.

Professional service and product came relatively quickly. The 4mm Rod was ordered to be cut down into smaller sections to be used in a new range of displays I have been designing for our new collection at Sheila Fleet Jewellers, Orkney. No doubt I shall be ordering again in the near future as we pride ourselves in both our professional product and creative, bespoke, displays.

Used in a small lathe to turn small cannon barels

Accurately cut, well packaged crystal clear acrylic rods without any scratches or tarnish.

Great Products & Service, Reasonable prices & Delivery was Very Quick. I Used the Acrylic Sheet & Rod to Make some Custom 'Bespoke' 'Ribbed' Brackets that are Not available to Purchase Anywhere (even on the Net) They Turned Out Really Well. Very Pleased. Best Regards Gary

The acrylic rod has become a wonderful pole for a tapestry wall hanging and being clear makes the wall hanging look like its flying mid air so gives a modern way of hanging for an ancient form of art work

Rods arrived promptly and used for exhibition

this product was used in building models and also to demonstrate differing vertical strengths in bridge construction.

Used 3mm rods in a 3d printed project to make a window blackout blind for my kids bedroom. Cut nicely and to exact lengths. Will order more when I do more window.

I was looking for some acrylic rod to fit into some doors to some small areas (stair cupboard, downstairs bathroom) where lights tend to be left on. I cut the rod and fitted them into the doors and now it is obvious that a light is still on in the areas. The rod is an excellent product and perfect for what I needed.

Used to replace wooden rods in some folding chairs, very easy to cut perfect fit

The acrylic rods are for a modelling project. They are perfect for purpose.

i used the rod in an excerise whilst teaching a design class.the material reacted exactly as required and fulfilled the requirement of the exercise.the students were pleased with the experiment.i would recommend this material for teaching purposes.

We used the product as curtain rods but unfortunately we chose to thin a rod and it wouldn't support the curtain but great quality rods and delivered quickly next time we will order thicker rods

Came very well packaged, good quality and as described, using them to conduct light along them like rays from a wooden ball that has light in centre.

12 mm OD acrylic rod was perfect for making a replacement 1:72 model gun turret. Very clear hard acrylic. Good service from simplyplastics.

As Samples for Magnetic Resonance (NMR) measurements of the thermal motion of the molecules. Delivery was fast, quality good including good agreement with specified diameter.

Rods used as part of the supporting system for a suspended art installation. Good quality and efficient service by Simply Plastics

Product used for viewing operation of oil movement in motor cycle fork damping.

i use many different materials in model making.this product was what i had been looking for from my usual model suppliers,which they did not stock,luckily a friend who teaches design recommended that i try this company.i was pleasantly supprised at the cost of the component i was looking for.the product that i ordered was delivered securely wrapped and very quickly.i can highly recommend this company and its products.thankyou,colin davis.

Good quality product with a quick service turn round Used to make turned miniatures for dolls house construction

I was adding DCC lighting to a Hornby OO gauge class 66 and these 2mm clear extruded acrylic rods make excellent lighting lenses.

Built some acrylic shelves with these as supports (to split display shelves in half). It all arrived very well packed and to exact sizes. No problems at all.

I used this for stands for spaceship miniatures, arrived well packages and great for what I wanted

Quality was good. I really wanted a smaller tube but thought I'd try this.

Exactly as described and cut to precise size Excellent service

Great value and service

A aquarium rock structure support, great price. Well packed, high quality will definitely buy more when required. Thanks

Simply Plastic’s extruded acrylic rod is an excellent quality product. Ideally suited for modeling and building projects.

The acrylic clear rods were both flawless and perfect for my project.I have created a water feature by twisting the 2mm rods together,glueing both ends to give the effect of running water from the wall mounted head and into the urn, also the water trickles down the rods perfectly when in use.I would certainly recommend these products.

I used it to mount model aircraft in a "flying pose" Excellent product as usual.

I use acrylic rods to hang my textile art from. They are good value, good quality, and the delivery is quick

the acrylic rod and tube I ordered will be used in the fabrication of wheels for a scale model aircraft. They look like they will do the job intended, although, as of yet, I have not begun the build

This was for a pole to hang a tapestry on and was excellent for the job .The cut edges were very neat and it was just the right diameter. Tapestry looks like its floating very pleased. Arrived well packaged and in good time.

Got some samples, which were perfect and good quality, so have been able to decide on which one to buy more of.

Did the job I wanted them for very pleased.

Ordering process was quick and simple and the Order expedited quickly and I was able to collect the following day. Thanks

I used this rod as a flight stand for a model aircraft. It did the job perfectly, and it's good to know there is a big range of sizes for future models.

Used to make a optical tool the size was exactly as stated it arrived undamaged took about a week to arrive which is ok and they informed me by email when it was posted good idea postage seems slightly expensive but overall happy with my experience this is the second time I have used them and would use again


I used as a window bar in front of stained glass porthole on a narrow boat in place of copper rods on plain widows Perfect fit well wrapped on delivery so no scratches Came within couple of days at a good price

Delivered quickly, cut to exact size I needed, can't fault anything about service/quality.

Lalique fish display. As described and quick delivery

Exactly what I needed! Would definitely buy again!

I was using the rod to support part of an artwork. It has done its job very well!

Ordered 5mm rod and pre-drilled acrylic disc to create a stand for miniature sculpture. Perfect! Really helpful staff too.

Exactly as I wanted for displaying a carving. Very prompt delivery and could order in small quantities

Used as pendants for elevated O gauge railway - perfect for the job, strong, drill and cut ok, fine product and excellent service

Product came as described and was posted quickly. Measurements were fairly accurate too :)

Excellent quality, brilliant delivery used for miniature modelmaking absolutely as expected.

Excellent quality, brilliant delivery used for miniature modelmaking absolutely as expected.

used on a Model Boat. Arrived on time. Just what I wanted.

I used the rod to make a wristwatch crown winder. It worked perfectly and I'd buy more if anyone I know wants a winder.

Just what I wanted as part of a model engineering project

Great product. Used as a replacement for a baby crib where a wood pole broke. Came exactly as specified. Great service.

used this solid rod to replace the flimsy plastic rods on the dual flush cistern which were under attack from a heavy handed member of the household... done the trick no breakages... excellent trouble free ordering and delivery

Display stand for a model.

excellent product and service.

Artistic use. Ideal for stems of fabric flowers.

The rod was purchased for headlights on model cars. It very good quality and fits my purpose. when shaped it can easily be polished to a scratch free finish.

The product is to be used to create a stand for a stained glass panel. It is ideal for this purpose because it is absolutely clear and becomes invisible against the coloured glass.

Bought a few lengths of this for modelling purposes and it worked a treat. Really happy with the product and delivery was within the 3-5 days specified. Would highly recommend.

Good website. Easy to order. Good communication and delivery. Thank you

Used the rods to display some textile work. Excellent product and good customer services when order late on arrival. yes would recommend to a friend

I used these rods in my textile art

Excellent product for using to construct and display small sculptures.

I use these rods to support fused glass art work. I use a wooden block, sanded and stained, and then drill 8mm holes to take pieces of the rod as supports. They are strong and unobtrusive. I have used othe brands of rod but these are the best value. Perfect!

Happy with what I got ...no problem with delivery ..will be ordering again when I need more bits

sons gcse woodwork project

Fantastic service. Bought the plastic for my daughter's DT project. Thanks very much. : )

Simply Plastics had the right product at the right time. The price, service and delivery were all good. I would use again happily. many thanks

Good quality, came in decent packaging maybe a little over kill on the packing but you never can tell with couriers today. Arrived in good time, got what I ordered and no damage. No real areas for improvement, a little tricky to get into on arrival but I'd rather that than damaged goods which would have been a headache. Well done all round positive stuff. Keep it up!

Good quality product, very well packaged and delivered on time. It was used to help join pieces of rock together for an aquarium aquascape.

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.

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.

good quality product and excellent customer sevice, thanks.


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

Excellent quality!

As ordered

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

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

very good no problumes.

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

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

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