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 and Polycarb is stronger.
  • Acrylic is less expensive but easier to crack.
  • Polycarb is more impact resistant but easier to scratch.
Acrylics & Polycarbonates
Acrylics & Polycarbonates

**Colors such as the ones shown to the left are subject to special ordering conditions, extended lead times and increased cost.