• Good response to temperature changes
• Chemical Resistance
• Electrical Properties - excellent insulator
• Great Light Transmission
• UV light resistance
• Weather resistance
• Light weight and safe
Acrylic sheets have good response to temperature changes. It expands or contracts better than glass whenever there is a temperature change. It is much more flexible than glass or many other building materials. When using large sheets for windows, it is important that rabbets or channels be deep enough to provide support against high winds. Acrylic sheets have excellent resistance to attack by many chemicals. It is also an excellent insulator. Its surface resistivity is higher than that of most plastics.
A colorless acrylic sheet has a light transmittance of 92%. It is clearer than window glass and will not turn yellow. Clear acrylic sheets resist ultraviolet light degradation.
Despite heat, cold, sunlight, and humidity acrylic sheets maintain their original appearance and color. All acrylic sheets are shatter-resistant, earthquake safe, and burglar-resistant. Even with its strength and durability, acrylic sheets are only half the weight of glass.