Acrylics as An Alternative


Acrylic also known as plexiglass or perspex is a transparent plastic material with outstanding strength, stiffness, and optical clarity. It is usually a popular choice for in kids bedrooms due to its strength.  It is more than half the weight of glass with thickness typically varying from 2 – 6mm. Having said this the surface of acrylic is softer and more easily scratched compared to standard glass. Scratches however can sometimes be easily polished in order to remove blemishes, this is different from the standard glass which would need to be completely replaced.

Non-Glare Acrylic Sheeting

The material doesn’t keep the light out entirely. The matte finish non-glare acrylic sheeting provides protection while also allowing clear imagery. This is similar to the non-reflective glass, but again it is usually cheaper and less sensitive to work with. Unlike Anti-reflective glass, non-glare acrylic does require the artwork to be placed directly against the glass in order for the reflections to be absorbed.

UV Acrylic

Solar/UV protected acrylic sheeting is a versatile plastic sheet product that allows for protection against any type of light, by filtering out the glare before reaching the object behind it. This type of acrylic has a variety of benefits including the protection of the artworks or fabrics.

Optimum Museum Acrylic

It’s an acrylic glass that unifies many positive characteristics; It is anti-reflective, shatterproof, scratchproof and has UV rays protection. It is therefore a cheap and better-suited solution for valuable artworks. This is the type of glass we usually see in public spaces as it is protective and non-glare quality is similar to that of standard glass plus it has enough strength that keeps it save from the public. 


Acrylic or Glass – The Choice Is Yours.

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