All Clear Plastic Sheets

Looking for low-cost plastic sheets? Try clear acrylic (PlexiGlass) from 1/16” to 1/4” thick, or from 1/8” to 2” thick.

Uses of Clear Plastic Sheets

Common uses include lenses, acrylic nails, fashion accessories, display products, security barriers, medical devices, LCD screens, and furniture. Clear plastic sheets have many characteristics and features that are well-suited to applications across a wide range of industries, including construction, glazing, retail, machining, plastic fabrication, recreation, signage, and much more.. Because acrylic clear plastic sheets are even clearer than glass, they are often used for windows, fish tanks, and enclosures around exhibits. 

Clear plastic sheeting can be made out of polycarbonate or acrylic (PMMA).

Acrylic offers:

  • Optical Clarity: Excellent light transmission. Will not yellow after prolonged sun exposure.
  • Weather Resistance: Despite heat, cold, sunlight, and humidity acrylic maintains its original appearance and color.
  • Safety: Shatter-resistant, increased earthquake safety, and burglar-resistant. Increase safety with windows glazed of acrylic.
  • Light Weight: Even with its strength and durability, it is only half the weight of glass.
  • UV Light Resistance: Clear acrylic sheets resist ultraviolet light degradation. Each sheet has a ten-year-limited warranty against yellowing and loss of light transmission.
  • Chemical Resistance: Acrylic sheets resist many chemicals, including ammonia, dilute acids, and aliphatic hydrocarbons.

Need Protection? Use Bullet Resistant Acrylite GAR 1.25"

Bullet Resistant Acrylite GAR 1.25" acrylic sheet provides a bullet resistant barrier with an unobstructed view. UL Listed (UL 752) as a Bullet Resistant Glazing Material, Level 1.

ACRYLITE AR: If you desire abrasion and chemical resistance on one or both sides, ACRYLITE AR sheets may be just what you need in areas where frequent handling, heavy traffic, and regular cleaning are commonplace. These highly resistant acrylic panels have been used for store fixtures, furniture, menu boards, picture framing, instrumentation displays, sports arena glazing, museum vitrines, architectural glazing, machine guards, touch screens, and more.

Polycarbonate is a better choice for highly demanding applications:

  • Can be pressure formed and is virtually unbreakable
  • High clarity and light transmission
  • UV protective layer (1 or 2 sided)
  • High flame resistance
  • Half the weight of glass
  • Easy to machine, handle, and install
  • High impact resistance

In terms of impact strength, you can’t go wrong with choosing a polycarbonate sheet. This general-purpose thermoplastic is approximately 200 times stronger than glass and polyethylene. Plus, polycarbonate sheets have a higher relative impact strength than acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), polyvinyl chloride (PVC),and acrylic, . You can rely on this rugged plastic to defend against burglaries or vandalism and reduce the risk of injury related to broken glass.

One is not better than the other, it’s about the job you are trying to execute and which is more applicable to your needs.

Uses of Transparent Plastic Sheets

Common uses include lenses, acrylic nails, fashion accessories, display products, security barriers, medical devices, LCD screens, and furniture. Clear plastic sheets have many characteristics and features that are well-suited to applications across a wide range of industries, including construction, glazing, retail, machining, plastic fabrication, recreation, signage, and much more. Because acrylic clear plastic sheets are even clearer than glass, they are often used for windows, fish tanks, and enclosures around exhibits.

Types of Clear Plastic Sheets available

Clear plastic sheeting can be made out of polycarbonate or acrylic Plexiglass (PMMA). Clear Plastic Sheets are available smooth, textured, and ribbed. Acrylic, thick cast acrylic, bulletproof acrylic, abrasion-resistant acrylic, and clear polycarbonate are the clear plastic sheets sold at Tap Plastics.

Clear Plastic Sheet FAQ

Which clear plastic sheeting is the clearest?

Acrylic is the clearest of all clear plastic sheets.

Which is the strongest?

Polycarbonate is the strongest of all clear plastic sheets. 

Both of these types of clear plastic sheets are very strong compared to glass. Even though it can be produced much thicker, acrylic is not as strong as polycarbonate.

Cut-to-Size Products
Acrylic Plexiglass Sheets

Polycarbonate Sheets

HDPE Sheets

EcoGreen Recycled Acrylic Sheets

All Clear Plastic Sheets

Colored Plastic Sheets

Acrylic Mirror Sheets

Plastic Privacy Screens and Sheets

ABS Sheets

PVC Sheets

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