Custom Cut Acrylics & Polycarbonate
Acrylic glass, most commonly known as Plexiglas®, is a transparent thermoplastic that is a lightweight and shatter-resistant alternative to glass. It is a UV protectant, and it features superior scratch resistance. Plexiglass can be found in a variety of colors and thicknesses, and is most commonly used in residential applications.
Lexan® is the brand name for a more durable form of transparent thermoplasic called polycarbonate. Although Lexan® polycarbonate sheets contain similar properties to plexiglass, Lexan® is heat resistant to a higher degreee (up to 275F) than plexiglass. It is easier to drill through, and is virtually impossible to break. It is not UV protectant to the same degree as plexiglass, and colors are limited. Lexan® is most commonly used in commercial applications.
At Specialty Screen & Glass, we stock several varieties of both Plexiglas® and Lexan®, and we can custom cut either to almost any shape or size needed, and your order is usually ready for pickup the same day. If we don't have what you're looking for in stock, we can generally order exactly what is needed and it will be ready for pickup in just a few days.