Acrylic Facts

What is acrylic?

Acrylic, a durable plastic, is one of the most widely-used materials for countless products across many fields and applications.  It is a chemically-engineered material that is often compared to glass for its qualities such as clarity, transparency, translucence, and brilliance, although it is more lightweight and impact resistant.

How is acrylic used to make products?

At Aviles Plastics, we fabricate acrylic goods from pre-manufactured sheets.  A versatile material, the acrylic sheets can be cut into virtually any shape using our digital cutters.  Because acrylic is a thermoplastic, it can be formed under high temperatures.  Acrylic joints are bonded using a variety of cements, solvents, and uv-curing technology.  To add a polished look to the product, edge treatments are also available.

Acrylic Cleaning and Care

For a long-lasting clear finish, clean acrylic with water and a small amount of liquid soap (such as Ivory) on a soft, clean cloth.  Rinse and dry thoroughly.  Avoid household cleaners like Windex, 409 and Fantastik.  The chemicals in these products can cause the plastic to dull and craze.


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