Acrylics & Polycarbonates
“What is the difference between acrylics & polycarbonates?”
This is the question most people ask;
Sheet grade Polycarbonate (aka Lexan or Makrolon) and Acrylic sheet (aka Plexiglass or Lucite) are two of the most frequently used see-through plastics.
Here a few things to look at when considering which product to use:
Acrylic is shinier, Polycarb is stronger.
Acrylic is less expensive but easier to crack.
Polycarb is more impact resistant but easier to scratch.
**Colors such as the ones shown to the left are subject to special ordering conditions, extended lead times and increased cost.