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Glass "Look" cast acrylic sheet has a slight green tint to its edges imitating real glass. Benefit from the look of real glass with the low cost and high performance of acrylic.

Key features:

  • Glass "effect" green edge
  • High gloss finish
  • Hard wearing
  • Weather resistant
  • Easy to work with/fabricate
  • Light weight

Typical applications:

  • Signage
  • Furnitiure
  • Model and dsiplay cases
  • Retail display
  • Point of sale
  • Point of purchase

Detailed description:

Glass "effect" green edge

Glass "effect' green edged acrylic sheet imitates real glass with a very slight green tint to its appearance. This is most visible on the edges and can be used to great effect to fabricate products where the look of real glass is required.

Hard wearing

Cast acrylic is one of the hardest thermoplastic sheet materials available and its attractive aesthetics remain for longer than other plastic sheet materials.

Light weight

Glass "look" cast acrylic weighs half as much as an equivalent glass panel making fabrication, installation and transportation a far more attractive proposition.

High gloss finish and easy to clean

Its high gloss finish is not only very attractive but also more practically it's very easy to clean.

Weather resistant

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

Manufacturing process 

Cast acrylic is manufactured by pouring monomer between two sheets of high quality glass and polymerised in batches in a carefully controlled manufacturing process.

Recyclable

Cast acrylic can be recycled all the way back to its original raw material, the monomer.

Maximum sheet size3050mm x 2030mm
Available thicknesses3mm, 5mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm
Fire ratingUK class 3 fire rating
BrandPerspex®
Colour ref codeGlass-Look 6T21
Material protectionSupplied with protective 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 £200 (inc VAT) Orders over £200 (inc VAT) Express Delivery
Less than 590mm £4.95 FREE £8.95
590mm to 1449mm £5.95 FREE £9.95
1450mm to 2599mm £7.95 FREE £13.95
2600mm or greater £14.95 FREE £24.95


Europe (3-5 working days)
£19.95

Delivery guidelines
We process and dispatch the vast majority of orders within 24 hours of receiving the order, however our guidelines for delivery times are listed below:

  • Standard delivery (3-5 days)
  • Express delivery (1-3 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/pickup
Collection is available from our location in Rettendon, 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.

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.

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.

Imogen 16/02/2017 19:12:54

I bought the glass effect acrylic to put on top of a vintage steamer trunk to make it into a coffee table. It has worked perfectly and has enhanced the final piece beautifully. I drilled the holes I need in myself, I am not particularly experienced with drill work but it wasn't too hard, just had to work slowly and gently. All in all a fantastic product!

Peter Lord 02/02/2017 10:18:03

The panel is to be used in our Nursery to protect children's display's. The product is of exceptional quality, far better than I expected. The price was very competitive. It was delivered on time. If we need anything similar in the future we will not hesitate to use SimplyPlastics. Thank you

Laburnumkeith 20/01/2017 21:40:15

I have made several orders for Glass Look Acrylic sheets over the last few months. The first one was for a small surface and really as a tester. The result looked fine so two other orders followed. Sheets used as an alternative to glass for tops for bedroom furniture. All surfaces to be covered were carefully measure and sheeting was a good fit. Goods delivered punctually and well packaged.

Laburnumkeith 20/12/2016 22:16:32

Ordered a small sheet of acrylic for the top of a small bedside cabinet proved successful, I so ordered a larger sheet for the top of a refurbished chest of drawers. Both very suitable for the purpose used. So far no scuff markets.

Ros Evans 19/12/2016 21:11:26

Bathroom shelves

David King 16/12/2016 23:24:39

Replacement square barometer glass

Mike Adamson 15/12/2016 21:37:32

I make and sell 1/12th scale Contempoary Dolls Houses and Miniatures in which the materials used come under very close inspection. Simply Plastics cutting, profiling and polishing services are 'the icing on the cake' of the excellent produduct range that you'll find on the website. Great product range! Great Service! and PDQ too! A big thank you well deserved.

Keith Ridley 04/12/2016 20:21:01

Used instead of glass to cover small bedside table. Couldn't fault the purchase really, albeit cost including carriage was a bit more than I was expecting. Neverthetheless will be ordering a larger size for another piece of bedroom furniture which reflects level of satisfaction.

Robert Sampson 15/11/2016 21:08:23

Closing piece on an outdoor enclosure for a clock. I would use a 5mm thickness section next time but that is only because of the loading I gave to securing screws.

George Guy 03/11/2016 10:17:58

I recently purchased The Glass Look Acrylic sheet and found it to be absolutey brilliant as have all my purchases from Simply Plastics with an excellent delivery service as well

David Buckingham 24/08/2016 16:23:52

I used them to replace a broken pane in the shed and cold frame. A stars all round.

Sarah 09/08/2016 22:10:24

Used this product to go on the top of my daughters bedside table that I renovated, it's fantastic really looks like glass very happy, plus quick fast fuss free service!

Susan Reeves 29/07/2016 12:31:48

I used the product to fix on to the back of my parrots' cages to minimize food spillage. It works very well, almost unnoticeable and also allows their UV light to shine unimpeded into their cages. I am well pleased.

Sue Harborne 14/07/2016 19:32:34

I bought this product to use as double glazing to my bathroom. It works great. Stops all the drafts and noise. Think I may buy more for the rest of the house. Great product, and fast delivery. Would defiantly recommend this company.

Tim 30/06/2016 23:22:36

Great product, excellent service and a reasonable price. Second time we've used Simply Plastics and would certainly recommend them.

Colderwood 23/06/2016 13:18:23

Using our glass 'look' acrylic sheet to protect our white dining table. Looks just like the real thing, but easier to move and cheaper. Great finish, no more unsightly protective table cloths that still manage to attract stubborn stains - amazing. Would definitely recommend.

Ian 09/06/2016 16:02:15

Used in my greenhouse. Product was first class and easier to install than glass.

Robert Winsper 27/05/2016 22:33:31

Constructed a protection box for a TV set in a sheltered housing unit. Happy to find a supplier who will deal in small quantities cut to size. Product was fine, no problems and the client was pleased with the end result. Hard to find any fault.

Debbie 18/05/2016 20:13:30

I bought the glass-look perspex to sit under a fish tank, to protect the pine unit the tank sat on from water marks or denting from the weight of the tank. I am delighted with the product. Great quality and great service.

Jon Hibbs 13/05/2016 22:02:12

Substitute for glass shelving in a bathroom cabinet. It worked very well, I was delighted with the product

Gemma 26/04/2016 19:53:07

Fantastic quality, quick delivery and extremely reasonably priced

kerry attwood 22/04/2016 08:30:25

got this for roofing our tortoise bungalow gives us a completely clear view inside looks way better than i imagined it would very nicely finished for the extra £5 no sharp edges crystal clear it actually looks like glass very very pleased and speedily despached thank you

Stu 18/04/2016 20:31:16

Used for a top to my marine aquarium, perfect cut to size,good quality and let's more light through than supplied lid I had,top service and well recommended .

Stephen Howard 09/04/2016 09:23:36

Thanks guys, using this to keep my cats out of my aquarium. Perrfec!

Val 10/03/2016 22:20:33

On top of a bedside cabinet. Looks great, just like glass. Dilevered really quickly as well.

Mark Malins 09/02/2016 21:05:12

Used as finger plate on wardrobe door, well made and quick delivery.

T Lester 09/02/2016 15:04:44

Glazing purposes

graham fitchford 09/02/2016 14:27:02

i used this as a decking panels all around the decking it is easy to fit, the service is excellent and i would definitely use again.

rachel munden 09/02/2016 12:57:07

easy to order, fast delivery, perfect fit, good prices, would recommend thank you

Peter J 09/02/2016 09:25:06

Looks just like glass - cleanly cut to my dimensions - just what I wanted thank you.

JP 09/02/2016 09:00:03

first class, speed and price

Gill Hickman 09/02/2016 08:57:59

We used this product to reglaze our summer house. The effect is excellent and was easy to install.

David Tomsett 09/02/2016 08:18:42

To replace glass in shed, very good product with fast delivery, Thanks

Janice Chapman 08/02/2016 21:42:20

I wanted to make my own display risers for my jewellery. Easy to bend with a torch - great value, saved £££ making my own.