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How Are Polycarbonate and Acrylic Different?

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Acrylic and polycarbonate are commonly used by signmakers.

Acrylic and polycarbonate are both half the weight of glass and both these plastics are much stronger than glass. Acrylic has 17 times the impact resistance of glass and polycarbonate has 250 times the impact resistance of glass.

Both products are available in clear sheet and both materials have different properties.

Both products can be fabricated economically and efficiently for various signage applications.

Both products are available in a range of sizes and thicknesses, making them suitable for sign faces, individual cut letters and other architectural elements.

Both acrylic and polycarbonate are weather resistant and expand and contract with temperature changes. Acrylic cracks more easily than polycarbonate under stress and because of its super strength polycarbonate is the ideal choice for outdoor application, especially in areas prone to vandalism.

Six factors to consider when choosing between acrylic and polycarbonate:

1.  Appearance

2.  Application

3.  Performance

4.  Location

5.  Durability

6.  Cost

As long term manufacturers , we have spent a lot of time developing new exciting technologies and methods in order to create unique, professional and innovative business signage.

We listen to what your needs are and offer advice on your choice of materials for the right sign for your business whether it be building signs; Illuminated and non-illuminated, high level signs, pylon signs, electronic LED signage and wayfinding.

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