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Difference Among Plexiglass, Acrylic and PS Plates

Jun. 19, 2018

Plexiglass has a very beautiful appearance, polished with crystal-like luster, alias "Queen of plastic crystal". Disadvantages: hardness is not as good as steel, ceramics, silicon glass and other inorganic products. The coefficient of water absorption and thermal expansion are large.

The use of plexiglass: plexiglass is widely used in hotels, hotels, stadiums, airport terminals, shelters, schools, outdoor advertising light boxes because of its special properties.

Decorative Acrylic Sheets

Decorative acrylic sheet is also called PS plate commonly known as "organic board", chemical name Polystyene polystyrene, density 1.02 ~ 1.08 is a thermoplastic, relatively high transparency (transmittance second only to plexiglass), excellent electrical insulation, high The frequency insulation is especially good, the quality is brittle, the impact resistance, the weather resistance and the aging resistance are inferior to the plexiglass, the mechanical processing properties and the thermal processing properties are not as good as the organic glass, the general chemical corrosion resistance, the chemical stability, the hardness and the organic glass On the other hand, the water absorption and thermal expansion coefficient are lower than those of plexiglass, and the price is lower than that of plexiglass. Acrylic prismatic sheet can be found here on our website.


The chemical name is poly(methyl methacrylimide) polymethyl methacrylate, which is formed by polymerizing methyl methacrylate monomer MMA. It is a kind of thermoplastic plastic with a density of 1.19~1.20. It has a very high transparency, transmittance of 92~93%, visible light 99%, UV light 72%, weight only 1/2 of ordinary glass, anti-fragmentation Its performance is 12 to 18 times that of ordinary silica glass, its mechanical strength and toughness is more than 10 times that of ordinary glass, and its hardness is equivalent to that of metallic aluminum. It has outstanding weather resistance and aging resistance at low temperatures (-50~60°C) and higher. Temperature (below 100°C) Impact strength constant, good electrical insulation, arc resistance, good thermoplastic processing properties, easy to process and shape, good machining properties, available saw, drill, milling, car, Shaver processing, chemical stability, resistance to general chemical corrosion, insoluble in water.


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