Acrylic is referred to the products made with a substance derived from acrylic acid or a related compound. Acrylic products are glass like plastic products. Polymethyl methacrylate is the widely used form of acrylic due to its strength, clarity, and versatility. This has better properties so it is always a better choice than the products made of glass. There are two ways acrylic products can be made namely cell cast and extruded. Extruded products are less expensive compared to cell cast acrylic products. Extruded acrylic products are softer.
Scratches can be made easily and it will contain lot of impurities. But still, they are considered as good quality and usually available in the market. Extruded acrylic products are made through a process in which liquid plastic is pushed through rollers. After cooling, it will become sheets of acrylic. On the other hand cell cast acrylic products are of high quality. But it is a more expensive process. The cell cast acrylic single sheets are made by pressing the liquid plastic between pieces of mold. It is then taken through a gradual heating process. The cell cast acrylic sheets are stronger than extruded acrylic sheets.
Advantages of using acrylic awards
Acrylic products are thermoplastic and soften under extremely high temperatures. Because of this nature, acrylic can be molded to virtually any shape. They are incredibly durable. An acrylic award is the best solution for over a broad temperature range. It also has superior weathering properties compared to other plastics.
Acrylic awards are transparent, translucent opaque and colored. The acrylic polymers are available with varying levels of heat resistance; flow rates light transmissions, impact strength, and release abilities. PMMA acrylic awards look like glass and have the qualities similar to glass which is clarity, transparency, and translucency. The acrylic awards are half the weight of glass awards but it has up to 10 times the impact resistance. These awards can be dyed or colored, mirrored or made opaque. To enhance the features like scratch resistance, glare reduction, anti-fogging, and solar reflectivity a number of coatings can be applied to the acrylic awards.