We have excellent stock levels of 3mm, 4mm, 5mm and 6mm in both Clear Acrylic & Clear Polycarbonate. Express delivery now available.

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The width of the required material, stated in mm. PLEASE NOTE: We only cut material in mm, so please ensure any conversion from inches to millimeters is correct.
The length of the required material, stated in mm. PLEASE NOTE: We only cut material in mm, so please ensure any conversion from inches to millimeters is correct.

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Clear plastic acrylic tubing available in a wide range of diameters and wall thicknesses. Inexpensive acrylic tube available cut to size in various diameters and wall thicknesses.

Key features:

  • Rigid
  • Hollow
  • Crystal clear
  • Inexpensive
  • Various diameters
  • Various wall thicknesses
  • High impact strength
  • Lightweight
  • Recyclable

Typical applications:

  • Point of sale / Point of purchase
  • Retail display
  • Interior design
  • Furniture
  • Garden design
  • Water features
  • Model making
  • Arts and crafts
  • DIY projects
  • Aquarium design
  • Prop making

Detailed description:

High impact resistance

Extruded acrylic tube has over ten times the impact strength of a glass equivalent. The hard wearing nature of the tube make it a popular choice for many applications. 


Even though acrylic tube is a strong and rigid material, it does so while remaining lightweight.

Weather resistant

Extruded acrylic tube achieves high resistance to the elements making it suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications.

Transparent / clear

The crystal clear acrylic walls of the tube allow high light transmission and optical clarity. 


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


Acrylic tubing can be fully recycled.

Manufacturing Tolerances

Outside Diameter (mm) Tolerance
10-24 +/-3%
26-50 +1% -2%
60-100 +0.5% -1.5%    
110-150 +1% -2%
160-300 +/-2%


Tube Size Wall Thickness (mm) Tolerance 
10-150mm 3 +/-20%
  4 +/-15%
  5 +/-10%
160-300mm 3 +/-15%
  4&5 +/-15%
Minimum diameter5mm
Maximum diameter300mm
Maximum length1000mm
Fire resistance UK 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
Sneeze Guards (All sizes) £9.95 FREE £29.95
Less than 500mm £4.95 FREE £29.95
500mm to 1199mm £7.95 FREE £29.95
1200mm to 1999mm £9.95 FREE £29.95
2000mm or greater £14.95 FREE £29.95

Europe (7-10 working days) - PLEASE NOTE: Due to the coronavius (COVID-19) situation, we are no longer offering delivery outside of the UK.

Delivery guidelines
We process and dispatch all orders as quickly as possible, however due to the increased demand created by the Coronavirus pandemic we have been forced to extend our delivery guidelines as per below:

  • Standard delivery (5-7 working days)
  • Express delivery (2-4 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.

Home DIY project all came exactly as ordered

Advent calendar model- good product

Wing joiner tube in a model aeroplane

The tubing was used in jewellery and was exactly what I needed. Would not hesitate to recommend this product

A very small order well packed and quick service. Tube will be used on a model lighthouse to make the lantern. Thank you Peter

exactly what I ordered - and delivered in good time. Used this as a part of a siphon set up/fine sand cleaner for my fish tank. worked a treat!

Good quality.

I have used Simply Plastics on a few occasions when making my own filter components for my aquariums. The quality of their products is excellent and I will continue to buy from them in the future.

Used this clear tube to make a"floating tap" water feature, ideal for the job!

I used the piping to make a custom spray bar for my aquarium. I needed a larger internal diameter to fit the outlet tube of the Fluval FX6 filter. With a little bit of persuasion, I managed to marry the two, having drilled 12x5.5mm holes in the acrylic tube for the escape of the water. It makes an excellent spray bar if you need something larger than the normal ones you can buy.

Ordered 2 acrylic tubes, which arrived quickly, and are the exact measurements requested. Excellent.

Bought these clear acrylic tubes to fabricate bubbler tanks for an HHO Generator project for my motorbike. Excellent quality and perfect. Now running with a mixture of hydrogen and oxygen.... excellent and will be back for morre parts. No problems rrcommending this company.

Replacement tubing for mosquito aspirator. Arrived safely and tubing was suitable and just as described. No problems.

Bubbler scrubber column in a HHO torch gas generator. Clean cut, no visible surface damage; just as I'd expect if I did it! CJW

Very good product at a reasonable cost. I purchased clear plastic tube to be used for sharp tool covers when cut to length.

The acrylic tubing was used for an art installation in a local church. It was chosen for its bore dimensions which suited the requirements. Delivery was quick. Thank you.

Great product, used for a home improvement project, the tubing arrived well packaged, in perfect condition, each piece has been cut and finished neatly ensuring each part is identical and has smooth neat edges.

Product was exactly as described and was delivered ahead of schedule. Really pleased with the service

Excellent service, well packaged and very pleased with tube I received.

Excellent quality, fast and courteous firm to deal with. Items were used in my nephews school project, just the ticket - I highly recommend them.

Used the acrylic tube as an internal mould. The unit was very well priced and was received quickly. It was finished and polished as requested to perfection. Would highly recommend simply plastics to anyone.

Ideal, excellent product. Used for making caravan awning led lights. To purchase same product made up online X10 the cost to DIY. I would highly recommend this product to anyone.

Product was exactly as I wanted and came well packaged and on time I would recommend simply plastics and will use again

very good, great service

We used it as conduit to pass a large aortic balloon. It worked well allowing the sales force to see the product perform.

I used clear plastic tubes for a water project I was working on, arrived securely packaged and in excellent condition, just what I needed and I would recommend Simplyplastics to anyone wanting such products.

The Acrylic tube which is strong and durable was most useful in construction of a water garden feature , Highly recommend Simply Plastics!

Good customer service good quality product.

Great service i used a clear tube to make a floating tap water feature for my daughters garden

I used it to extend the reach of a garden sprayer. The tube was the correct diameter and rigidity to meet my needs.

Used to make a fuel depth sight glass on my boat. Worked a treat.

I bought this to replace a 1.2m camping led light . My order was delivered as expected and the quality of the acrylic tube was far superior to the original . One very happy purchaser

I bought this tube as I needed it for theatrical prop work. The tube arrived on time and was well packaged. The tube itself was cut without chips missing from the rim as can sometimes happen when cutting acrylic and was exactly as described in sizing and diameter.

I used the clear tubes to make LED tubes for my aquarium. Fast delivery and quality product

I use this for filling with resin to make statement jewellery, so extreme care when packing is essential, and simply plastics do pack things well. Would recommend

Garden water feature. Very good product , would recommend.

I bought these to insert LED light strips for my caravan awning. Result? Brilliant! Excellent quality and perfect for my needs. Would definitely recommend.

Used to make caravan awning LED Steip lights.

Good quality; as described; well packaged; prompt

Just what I needed! Quality product, fair price, good communication. Many thanks

I needed to find a replacement tube for a beautiful antique glass dispenser/siphon I had found at a flea market. The original glass tube was broken. I was thrilled to find your website to replace the broken glass antique tube with a new plastic one (which incidentally looks as clear as glass). The fact that I could get something made to measure and sent so quickly was marvellous! Thank you.

Excellent service. HIgh quality materials cut perfectly to size. I used the tubes as stands for an acrylic shelf in a display cabinet so accurate size is critical. Fast service and a good price. Thanks, Paul

Excellent lightweight acrylic tube. I used it as a practically invisible curtain rod for net curtain.

I am an art student and needed the tubing for an instalation...it was perfect for my needs.

Excellent quality, fairly priced and speedy delivery. Highly recommended.

The acrylic tube was used for a water feature

Used to construct a bubble tube for a sensory trolley in a care home. Worked really well!

I used the plastic tubing to replace a rusting flannel ‘hanging rail’ attached to a radiator in our bathroom. It was the perfect diameter for the existing supports, was very rigid, and supplied cut to the requested length. It will obviously never rust, & was supplied at a reasonable cost & time.

Highly recommended. I bought clear acrylic tubing in 20mm x 12 and 6mm lengths which I will cut to fashion navigation and other lights in my R/C modelling. The product is ideal, service first class and communication excellent.

Excellent quality.

Quality is good. Ends cut nice and straight.

The tube was used to support a string of lights inside a glass bottle to make a table lamp. It was just what I ordered. Thanks

Used to cover pull cord in care home for infection control

Good price good quality and on time.

The tubing appears to be good quality. However, it was not what I was expecting. The acrylic is very hard. I thought I was ordering a softer, flexible type of plastic tubing. So potential purchasers may wish to note this.

The product is being used as tubes into Reservoirs of plant troughs

Got exactly what I ordered for the time I ordered it.

Perfect for what I want - to make a lit and moving but indestructible toy for an autistic child. Came exactly as I asked for and superbly packaged.

Spot on

Part of it was for my Grand daughter's school Design Project and the rest for repairing some damaged bird feeders

A great product, very useful

Absolute quality . The company and products I bought and at an affordable price too . Will be using again and recommending to fellow marine keepers for supporting the rock work .

I used it as part of a floating tap water feature.

Good quality and good price

I'm an experimental artist. I stood the three short, different diameter, tubes on a canvas and poured different coloured acrylic paint into them. I chose the clear tubes as I could keep tabs on the colours I'd already used. The full tubes were then carefully lifted so the paint could spread across the canvas in a controlled way. I found all three tubes to be sturdy, steady, well cut and excellent for this procedure. I will continue to experiment with them and would recommend these products to other flow artists.

Use to make statement stand in a pond. Works very well. I have no problems with this tube. Will use this company again.

Excellent product, neatly cut to size. Good quality acrylic, crystal clear and strong.

As described. Satisfied customer

Good quality.

Glass shelf supports for display cabinet. A good solution for supporting extra shelves within an existing display cabinet. My only criticism is that it is quite an expensive way of supporting three shelves but the quality is good and the service was excellent, delivered two days after order.

I used the acrilic tube to make an LED light tube for my aquarium. It arrived when I was told it was going to all at a reasonable price.

LED Lighting, ran led strip through gives protection and makes them easy to mount with clips. Will recommend this product to others. E.J.

Perfect for making a spray bar for the aquarium filter. Highly recommended.

Tubing used to complete straw dispensers. Excellent quality,good value. Service 1st class, highly recommend this company.

I used these for balloon display stands. They were just what I needed. Thank you

I have a steam boat which uses drip feed lubrication from brass oil pots. This works fine but you cannot see how much oil is left in the pots without taking the lids off (and they can get quite hot!). I thought to replace the brass pot bodies with clear acrylic tubes instead, retaining the brass lids to retain the vintage appearance. Simply Plastics provided exactly what I needed, cut to the size I wanted and the order came by return of post. This was excellent service and I cannot rate them too highly.

Acrylic tube........... 1 metre strip of LEDs and hey presto a caravan awning light.

I required a small quantity of 8mm O.D. acrylic tubing and, via the web I identified "Simply Plastics" as a supplier. I placed my order and they delivered - a good product at a good price and in good time. Couldn't have asked for more.

Purchased 4 x 70 x 1000mm units. Good quality, instock. Collected items, great.

Used as base form for a mosaic.

I bought this as a replacement for a glass inspection part of a florin stick barometer reservoir the glass one are about £70, in acrylic far cheaper and not as fragile, the service from emails and phone call were excellent, postage next day, full recommended will definitely use again, if you don't see it ask? jimmy *****

Exactly what was needed for the project from a local supplier

It was used to add on to a coin saver

Excellent quality. Used as a vertical water gauge with rain collections systems.

Good and sturdy. Fitted to the end of a flexible tube to use as a syphon for a fish tank. Just the job.

I am a model enthusiast and found it useful to be able to order a small amount of plastic tubing and rod in various sizes. The website was easy to use, the items easy to identify and order, and delivery prompt.

Tube arrived in good time and finishes off my Uni project a treat. Thank you xxx

Produced to dimensions, delivered quickly.