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How does a plastics distributor stand out when there are so many plastic distributors in your immediate region? In the plastic industry, there are so many players. All of us chasing the next big customer, that upcoming national rollout or the newsworthy hospital renovation that just went out for bids. How do we reach our […]

Museums and Acrylic

When an exhibit builder is called upon by a museum, they know that superior quality is high on the expectation list.Acrylic sheet is the number one requested material when it comes to building displays to house priceless pieces of art.The best attributes of acrylic are its outstanding strength, superior optical clarity, and ease of fabrication.Acrylic […]

Thick Gauge Plastic Sheets for Pools and Aquariums

Thick gauge plastic sheets are becoming increasingly popular in the construction of pools and aquariums. These sheets are made from various polymers, including polycarbonate and acrylic, and they offer several benefits over traditional construction materials like glass and concrete. Did you know that acrylic sheets can go up to 5.118 thickness?  While the standard gauge […]

Plastic Sheet Material for Transportation Shelters

Transportation shelters play a vital role in providing cover and protection to people who are commuting or traveling, whether it’s a bus stop or a train station. In most cases, these shelters are designed to withstand harsh weather conditions and offer a comfortable waiting area for passengers. One of the key materials used in the […]

Polycast® Cell Cast Acrylic Bullet Resistant Sheet

Polycast® Cell Cast Acrylic Bullet Resistant Sheet is a top-of-the-line material that offers unparalleled protection against bullets and other forms of ballistic attack. This innovative material is specially designed to be incredibly strong and durable, making it ideal for use in a wide range of security applications. Characteristics of Polycast® Cell Cast Acrylic Bullet Resistant […]

SUNLITE® Multiwall Polycarbonate Sheet Benefits

SUNLITE® Multiwall Polycarbonate Sheet is a highly durable and versatile material that is ideal for a wide range of applications. Made from a strong and lightweight plastic, it is perfect for use in construction, home improvement projects, and more. Benefits One of the key benefits of SUNLITE® Multiwall Polycarbonate Sheet is its ability to provide […]

Tis’ the season for sparkle & shine!

Acrylic sheet material is the perfect substrate for your event planning needs. Acrylic plastic is commonly used for displays, and many other plastic accessories to add style to any party. However, there are even more places that specialized acrylic plastic sheets shine! Acrilex has got you covered with a vast array of stocked acrylic sheets. […]

Is ABS the Same as Acrylic? ABS vs. Acrylic

Is ABS the Same as Acrylic? ABS vs. Acrylic ABS and acrylic are both sturdy plastics that have multiple uses in many different industries. There always seem to be questions when comparing acrylic and ABS or to other plastics. The most frequently asked questions include: Is ABS the same as acrylic? What’s the difference between […]

Military Spec Products

Fighter Jet ACRYLITE® 249

Certain plastic materials have been specified for use in both military and commercial components found on fighter jets, pressurized aircraft, helicopters, and more, for decades. To ensure consistent and reliable performance, military specifications have been developed. These durable, high-performance plastics must meet these exacting specifications for use in Aircraft transparencies, instrument panels and windows, required […]

Digital Printing on Acrylic

Digital UV printing uses ultraviolet lights to dry or cure ink as it is printed. UV cured inks are weather-resistant and offer increased-resistance to fading. This type of printing works for 8 ft. by 4 ft. plastic sheets, up to 2 inches thick, to be directly printed on. UV printing on acrylic plastic is often […]

The Acrylic Plastic Advantage

Acrylic plastic is a common building material that is often referred to as Plexiglass. This synthetic polymer is a versatile material with distinct advantages typically as a glass replacement. Acrylic plastics are used in a variety of different applications across industries including point-of-purchase displays, covid shields, windows, signage, furniture, aquariums, etc. Easy to Fabricate Easy […]

Chemcast® EcoGreen for Eco-Friendly Acrylic Sheet Projects

Chemcast® EcoGreen is a cell cast acrylic sheet produced 100% with pre- and post-consumer acrylic waste, adding crucial value to the acrylic supply chain. Chemcast® EcoGreen produces a sustainable edge for eco-friendly projects. Other benefits include improved optical properties and high-quality surface characteristics, for indoor and outdoor applications such as windows, sculptures, outdoor signage to […]

Acrylic Edge Polishing

Polishing Acrylic Edges When acrylic is cut mechanically, it often has rough edges, which is ok for applications where edges are not exposed.  However, for a finer, finished look to the plastics edge, many customers opt for a polished refined look. This is very popular when the plastic is being used as a stand-alone show piece. […]

What are ABS plastic sheets used for?

What are ABS plastic sheets used for? Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene plastic is engineered thermoplastic material. It’s often called simply ABS plastic. Since the opaque raw material is versatile, there are a wide range of uses for niche industries. The most common usage is in the manufacture of 3D printing products and in the plastic injection […]

Polycarbonate Sheet Material

Polycarbonate sheet plastic is as clear as glass and 250 times stronger. It’s also 30 times stronger than acrylic sheets – offering a margin of safety that no other clear glazing material can beat. It is lightweight and requires less structural support compared to all-glass systems. Because of its impact resistance it is used in […]

Modern Clear Markerboard

ACRYLITE® Acrylic Marker Board offers a smooth and glossy appearance while providing unsurpassed chemical and abrasion resistance. Say goodbye to residual ghosting and upgrade your office with ACRYLITE® dry erase board. It cleans easily and maintains its durability for years of continued use. At 10 to 20 times more impact resistant than glass, it is […]

ACRYLITE® Textures FFX and FFV

ACRYLITE® Textures FFX and FFV are both colorless acrylic with a decorative stippled texture (FFX) or a unique, wavy rippled surface texture (FFV) on both sides of the sheet. FFX and FFV offer all the advantages of acrylic. Also known in the industry as DP30 and DP32, the surface of ACRYLITE® Textures FFX/FFV diffuses the […]

PVC Foam Sheet

PVC Foam Sheet or expanded PVC is a versatile, durable, closed cell, free foam PVC sheet material that combines a rigid exterior with a matte finish covering a PVC foam core. The characteristics of expanded PVC‘s make it perfect for applications including signs and displays, exhibit booths, photo mounting, interior design, thermoforming, prototypes, model making, and much more. PVC Foam Sheet can […]

HDPE Cutting Board Material

High Density Polyethylene, known as HDPE, is an ideal plastic material for cutting boards because of its high impact strength, low moisture absorption, and strong chemical and corrosion resistance. Cutting boards made from premium HDPE sheet provide users with a solid, sanitary, easy to clean and maintain surface for food preparation and packaging.   HDPE […]

ACRYLITE® Satinice

Acrilex is a stocking dealer for ACRYLITE® products. ACRYLITE® Satinice optimum light diffusing acrylic products take advantage of special particles that diffuse light passing through the sheet. These particles, distributed throughout the material, work to eliminate hot spots. Light will be diffused and transmitted differently depending on the grade. The right balance between light diffusion […]

Retail Display Utilizing Plaskolite’s Mirrored Acrylic Sheet

A retail display executive approached Acrilex for 32’’ circles cut out of acrylic sheet. She was interested in painting the discs by hand for #Pride until we showed her our standard acrylic colors samples. She picked purple, blue, green, yellow, orange, and red acrylic. The retail store even had a carpenter on-site to build their […]

Chemcast® EcoGreen for Eco-Friendly Acrylic Sheet Projects

Chemcast® EcoGreen Chemcast® EcoGreen is a cell cast acrylic sheet produced 100% with pre- and post-consumer acrylic waste, adding crucial value to the acrylic supply chain. Chemcast EcoGreen produces a sustainable edge for eco-friendly projects. Other benefits include improved optical properties and high-quality surface characteristics for indoor and outdoor applications such as windows, sculpture, outdoor […]

Acrilex Fabrication Focus: Why Choose Cut-To-Size.

Acrilex cut to size services provide manufacturers with a distinct advantage over in house material processing.  Acrilex has several Schelling saws that deliver precision and speed for industrial production of plastic sheet materials.  These machines can cut to size plastic sheets and parts in small or large quantities. Choose the exact size of the sheet […]

New Acrylite® Hi-Gloss Creates Additional Dimension to Acrylic Sheet

For high-end retail displays, architectural accents or furniture, ACRYLITE® Hi-Gloss provides the depth, luminosity and high-end gloss look at a fraction of the cost of similar solutions such as back-painted glass. Available in seven rich colors and three unique patterns, ACRYLITE® Hi-Gloss provides a stylish long lasting solution.