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What is the Difference Between Acrylic Sheet for Lighting and Polycarbonate Sheet?

Nov. 30, 2020

As a China One Side Acrylic Mirror Sheet Supplier, let me share with you. Acrylic, the common name is specially treated plexiglass. The research and development of acrylic has a history of more than one hundred years. The polymerizability of acrylic acid was first discovered in 1872; the polymerizability of methacrylic acid was known in 1880; the synthesis method of propylene polypropionate was completed in 1901; the aforementioned synthetic method was used to try industrial production in 1927; the methyl ester industry was in 1937 The manufacturing development is successful, thus entering large-scale manufacturing. During World War II, because of its excellent toughness and light transmittance, acrylic was firstly used in the windshield of aircraft and the field of vision mirror in the cab of the tank driver. The birth of the world's first acrylic bathtub in 1948 marked a new milestone in the application of acrylic.

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Acrylic-generally has excellent optical properties compared to polycarbonate. It has good light transmission, diffusion of LED hot spots, and is easy to manufacture.

Acrylic sheets are widely used in lighting applications, including:

Commercial lighting

Point of purchase display

Backlit sign

Acrylic has many advantages in lighting applications:

Excellent optical performance

The highest light transmittance among all plastic materials

Natural UV resistance, suitable for outdoor use (and provide enhanced UV stability grade)

Polycarbonate sheet for lighting

Polycarbonate-tougher and more durable than acrylic. It can operate at higher temperatures and has excellent flammability. Polycarbonate sheets and films have good light transmittance, excellent diffusion of LED hot spots, and have impact resistance and good heat resistance. Polycarbonate film also has other advantages, including flexibility and formability. 

Polycarbonate sheet provides many advantages for lighting applications, including:

Increase resilience

Ability to operate at high temperatures

Outstanding flammability

Can be cold formed into complex shapes, such as curved light diffusers

Provide UV protection grade, specially designed for outdoor use

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