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Clear extruded acrylic sheet is a high quality acrylic sheet material with a light transmission level higher than that of all other thermoplastic sheet materials except cast acrylic sheet. Extruded acrylic is of a slightly lower quality than cast acrylic but its production process is more economical making it a lower cost material to purchase.

Key features:

  • Excellent thickness tolerance
  • Optical clarity
  • High gloss surface on both sides
  • Hard wearing
  • Weather resistant
  • Easy to bend and shape
  • Economical
  • Suitable for vacuum forming

Typical applications:

  • Point of sale
  • Retail display
  • Models
  • Display cases
  • Glazing

Detailed description:

Excellent thickness tolerance

Extruded acrylic has an excelent thickness tolerance meaning there is little variation in thicknesses within the same sheet of material, thiis is also true of the thickness tolerance between multiple sheets of material. The thickness tolerance of extruded acrylic sheet is +/- 5% while the thickness tolerance of cast acrylic sheet cab be as high as +/- 15%.

Optical clarity

While not quite as high as the optocal clarity of clear cast acrylic sheet, clear extruded sheet still performs very well in this area. The economic cost of extruded acrylic is often required for high volume projects, so unless the highest possible levels of optical clarity are required, then extruded acrylic is an attractive option.

High gloss surface

Clear extruded sheet has a high gloss finish on both sides.

Weather resistant

With excellent resistance to the elements, clear extruded acrylic sheet performs very well outside. No significant changes in appearance are expected over 10 years.

Fabrication

Extruded acrylic sheet is very easy to work with.

Vacuum forming

Extruded acrylic is suitable for vacuum forming making it a popular choice when complex shapes are required.  

Production process

Clear extruded acrylic sheet and clear cast acrylic sheet are visually very similar but are two different materials each with advantages and disadvantages and each produced by very different manufacturing processes. Extruded clear acrylic sheet is produced by an extrusion process, acrylic resin pellets are heated to a molten mass which is continuously pushed through a die, the position of which determines the thickness of the sheet produced. Once through the die, the molten mass looses temperature and can be trimmed and cut to the required sheet sizes. The continuos nature of the extruded acrylic production process produces larger batches than that of cast acrylic production making it a more economical material.

Maximum disc diameter2050mm
Available thicknesses2mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm
Light transmission92%
Fire resistanceUK class 4 fire rating
Brand Perspex®
Material protectionSupplied with protective plastic film on both sides

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.

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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.

What are polished edges?

When we cut an acrylic sheet to size, the saw blade produces a matte finish on the edges of the panel. We use a technique called diamond polsihing to polish the edges to a bright, smooth and glossy finish. 

Our diamond edge-polishing machine polishes the edge of acrylic by running a rotating, diamond tipped wheel along the edge of the material.

How do I clean acrylic?

  1. Blow or lightly brush away any dust and loose dirt from the surface of the acrylic
  2. Using a mild solution of lukewarm water and washing up liquid clean the surface of more resistant dirt and grime.
  3. Rinse with clean water.
  4. Blot dry with a microfibre cloth to prevent water spotting.

Linda K 20/06/2017 20:00:46

Brought this for my display project. Great value and quality and brilliant service. Would def use again and recommend to friends and family.

Marjorie 24/04/2017 20:34:20

I ordered round Perspex for tops to bedside tables I had made. Absolutely perfect. Very good quality. Arrived on time and was kept informed all the way from ordering to delivery. I would definitely recommend product and simply plastics to friends.

Federico 04/04/2017 13:32:56

Excellent quality

Michael brady 08/08/2016 11:15:06

I used the product to simulate water droplets to calibrate a water drop counter.

Ang 26/04/2016 22:15:37

I bought circular disc to use with stamps they are brilliant value and would recommend the product. I have bought several in different sizes and will be buying again. Delivery is quick to.

Angela 15/04/2016 22:00:33

I bought circular disc as I use them for my stamps in card making they are brilliant and perfect for stamping. I also bought different sizes in the acrylic sheets also for stamping they are perfect so anyone thinking about purchasing for stamping please do buy they are just what you are looking for I've tried them they are great and much cheaper than buying from craft shops.

Louise Jackson 08/03/2016 22:10:02

Recommended product! Great value, very easy to order via website and quick delivery. Will definitely be back to order more :)