Cast Clear/White Acrylic:

Acrylic cast sheets are an economical alternative to polycarbonate (PC) when extreme strength is not necessary. It is often preferred because of its moderate properties, easy handling and processing, and low cost, but behaves in a brittle manner when loaded, especially under an impact force. Transmits up to 92% of visible light (3 mm thickness), and gives a reflection of about 4% from each of its surfaces on account of its refractive index. It also has good impact strength, higher than both glass and polystyrene.

Acrylics have outstanding resistance to long-term exposure to sunlight and weathering. Acrylic has excellent optical properties and is more resistant to impact than glass. In addition, acrylic has low water absorption, good electrical resistivity, and fair tensile strength. Applications are infinite, including art installations, outdoor signs, glazing, aircraft canopies, skylights, automotive taillights, dials, buttons, lighting applications, knobs, and machine covers.

Cast acrylic is incredibly durable but is not bullet resistant. For maximum ballistic or repeated high force impact protection, Interstate Plastics recommends certain grades of polycarbonate sheets. (scroll below)

In Stock: Clear (Clear 000/4.5mm) Cast Acrylic:4’x8’x.125″, 4’x8’x.125″ & 4’x8’x.1875″(4’x8’x.5″ limited stock)White (White 7328/3mm) Cast Acrylic:4’x8’x.125″, 4’x8’x.125″ & 4’x8’x.1875″

Features:

Acrylic sheet is 17 times stronger than glass, has excellent clarity, durability, is lightweight and weatherable. Acrylic can be sawed, routed, drilled, formed, line bent, cemented and painted.

Lightweight and stronger alternative to glass

Highly transparent (also available in opaque)

Excellent resistance to UV damage

Easy to machine, fabricate, and glue

Low water absorption

Polycarbonate:

Unlike glass-clad products, polycarbonate laminate resists spalling and white-out after repeated high force and ballistic impacts, a critical advantage in maintaining visibility of a threat during an attack. Approximately 50% lighter than their identical thickness laminated glass counterparts, and they are produced with high optical quality in mind. With a hardcoat that is easy to clean and resists marring, chemical attack, and graffiti.

In StockPolycarbonate Acrylic:4’x8’x.125″

Features:

Four levels of protection against multiple threat types

Multi-shot resistance against 9 mm submachine gun – UL listed

Hard-coated surface technology resists weathering, abrasion, and graffiti

High optical clarity

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