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Product description

Clear extruded acrylic square rod is a versatile light weight material material with high impact strength. Available in a wide range of thicknesses it can be easily worked for use in many applications.

Key features:

  • Square 
  • Economical
  • Versatile
  • Light weight
  • High impact strength

Typical applications:

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

Detailed description:

High impact resistance

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


High in strengh yet half the weight of glass.

Weather resistance

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


Acrylic rod, although strong and visually impressive is an inexpenisive material due to its economic prodcution 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
Available thicknesses3mm, 5mm, 8mm, 10mm
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.


We used these as spacers under some clear plastic troughs we have orchids planted in, to allow the water to drain. They are perfect for this job and seem excellent quality. Delivery was prompt, and communication from the supplier good also.

Great product can't fault it at all.

Join resin letters to make signs... excellent quick service and perfect product

I chose these square rods to accompany custom cut acrylic sheets in order to add extra shelving to a 2 display cabinets. All items provided by SimplyPlastics were top quality and fitted/glued together perfectly. Am very pleased with the service and purchases.

Works very well as light pipes, I used the 3mm and 5mm rod to channel light from RGB LEDs. Spent a while polishing a cut end until it was completely clear but ddn't seem to make any difference to the effectiveness so I just used them as they came.

Very pleased with the service and product. Will definitely buy from Simply plastics agai

Great service

Been having a few issues with shower. Just the right solution . Good price well packed on time delivery.

Square rods purchased for rolling pastry to a precise depth! Delivered quickly perfect for the job!

Spacer between 2 layers of LED diffusing plastic for stage lights. Excellent product, accurately dimensioned.

Very good product, nice finish. Easy to bend and shape with a heat gun

Great range of Acrylics, fast delivery and top quality.

Excellent quality. Use as spacers between 2 layers of light diffusing acrylic sheet for use with LED stage lights.

Great product. Good quality and delivered in a timely fashion.

Good quality product - I used it to glue to an extruded acrylic sheet to make a shelf, with the rod holding the shelf in place.

used product to create display cases. the item is high quality at a reasonable cost. Well packaged & quickly delivered

Used as a stop to support upright plates on a glass shelf Perfect as you cannot see the rods

Great product, delivery was well packed, all well cut and fitted great

The rods are being used to hold a floaty piece of textile art which is just about finished. A photograph will be sent in due course. I was recommended your company by both my tutor and my mentor.

It was for a aquarium lid and yes I would recommend to others

Great product (square rod acrylic 5mm). Used to glue to acrylic sheet with acrilic cement glue. Brilliant result, great tolerance and surface quality. Great service by Simply plastics -- sent me replacement very quickly, due to wrong rod was sent to me first time round.

This square rod is ideal for textile hanging.

Quality good. Would buy again.

Used to convert an old aquarium so that I could use an acrylic lid fitted with neodymium magnets to hold it in place, I just fixed the rods to the sides with aquarium silicone, superglued the magnets into place on the rods/lid and it was all good. Good quality product, the finished tank looks great and does the job it was intended for.

Good quality and value. Cut to exact size I needed. Highly recommended.

Ordered to convert a fish tank into a terrarium, the rods were to hold the new lid in place, arrived quickly and as described, did the job, thanks.

The rods are going to be used as support for 5 x 4metre long hangings which will form part of an art installation. They look perfect for the job and I'm impressed with the service and price. They arrived pretty quickly and well packaged.

While browsing the website for acrylic splashback, I found these acrylic rods, which could provide me with the shelf supports I needed in a commercial kitchen. I bought two, cut to exactly the right length, and they are doing the job of supporting a heavy shelf!