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What Is Acrylic?

Acrylic, is actually the Poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA), also known as acrylic glass as well as by the trade names Crylux, Plexiglas, Acrylite, Lucite, and Perspex among several others (see below), is a transparent thermoplastic often used in sheet form as a lightweight or shatter-resistant alternative to glass. The same material can be used as a casting resin, in inks and coatings, and has many other uses (from Wiki).

Notable trade names include but not limited to the following brands.

  1. Local Brands
  2. Lucite
  3. R-Cast
  4. Plexiglas/Acrylite
  5. Optix
  6. Perspex
  7. Oroglas
  8. Altuglas
  9. Cyrolite
  10. Sumipex
  11. Makrolon® (polycarbonate)

In advertising/branding industry, the acrylic material is a popular material due to the following characteristics.

  1. Shiny and elegant appearance.
  2. Less burden of Clean and maintainence
  3. Wide color options
  4. High transparency

Normally we use the local Chinese brands acrylic material for cost reason. Nowadays, the quality of China material improved quite a lot, compared with 20 years ago. But the cost hasn't changed much accordingly, thanks to the production efficiency and technology.

Our customers can nominate the material brand for their OEM/ODM items. Of course the cost will be increased substantially and lead time extended, subject to the availability of the above mentioned brands.

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