What Is Plexiglass?
What Is Plexiglass Made Of?
Plexiglas can be created from polymers of methyl methacrylate. In it's essence, this is a plastic material.
Acrylic is a transparent thermoplastic product; a synthetic polymer of methyl methacrylate. A type of plastic. Manufacturers often create it in small sheets.
Ever it’s development in 1928, this material has been widely used in all sorts of industrial. It has been popular for both commercial and residential purposes.
Different brands have used the material to set up trademarks. Even to this day, plexiglass remains one on humanity’s great achievements.
Plexiglas itself is an amazing alternative to glass. It has always been one of the most commonly used plastic materials. Unlike usual glass, it is shatter-proof, flexible, and a bit better transparency.
It can, however, develop a yellow-ish color after long periods of use, and could scratch.
What Are Some Common Plexiglass Uses?
Setting Up Durable Windows
Plexiglass is as clear as normal glass but much tougher. It is easier to maintain because it doesn't collect much dirt.
Plexiglass can be used to create beautiful and safe bathroom enclosures.
Plexiglass greenhouses are efficient because they are sturdy and let the light pass through. Breakage of panes will rarely be a problem. Plexiglass does offer good dirt control. It also doesn't require much when it comes to maintenance.
Plexiglass is a great material for solar panels. It can resist harsh weather conditions better than tempered glass and allows up to 90 percent of all light to pass through the panels.
Plexiglass is useful for information boards. Law firms and notaries particularly.
Tables, desks, shelves, and patio sets often use plexiglass.
While plexiglass does have its benefits and is amazing for some applications, there are a few great alternatives to consider. Here is a small list.
AKON's Alternatives To Plexiglass Solutions
Alternative 1: Portable Clear Divider Screens
The screens are commonly used for industrial workplace separation and for keeping production factory workers at a safe distance from their fellow workers. These screens can form a single separation wall, a two-sided enclosure, three side enclosure, or four sided enclosure along with multiple other configurations. When it is critical to keep people working at safe distances the, the portable clear divider screens are a quick solution. As an added bonus, the clear PVC shades are easy to clean with disinfectants and they will not harm shades.
Alternative 2: Clear Hanging Screens
The clear hanging screens can separate people for safe social distances. The clear material is easy to see through and is quick to hang from high places including drop ceilings or tall warehouse purlins. These screens are great for stores, factories, and warehouses. Other common uses include dental offices, service counters, for bartenders, pharmacies, hospitals & clinics, grocery stores, convenience stores, reception desks, banks, retail POS, and other venues.
- Made to your exact size
- Solid pipe with crystal clear 40mil PVC
- Simply hang using small steel cables
- PVC shades are easy to clean with disinfectants
Alternative 3: Isolation Strip Curtains
If you need complete access in and out of an area quickly, but still want to separate it from other areas, then the hanging divider strip curtains are ideal. These are clear strips that hang straight down allowing people to walk through with ease. They will still offer protection against dust, sound, and pests. The curtains will also improve temperature control.
Alternative 4: Clear Isolation Curtain Rolls
Our last plexiglass alternative. If you are in a hurry and need a clear separation curtain quickly, then you can choose clear bulk rolls which are stocked and ready to ship. You can hang these using lots of different methods and form all kinds of shapes and enclosures. Unlike the other clear hanging dividing screens these are off the shelf solutions and can ship same day or following day.
Things To Consider Before Choosing Plexiglass Or One Of Our Alternatives
AKON's Alternatives Have Serious Advantages:
- They are fully-customizable
- You can choose sizes, layouts, colors, accessories, and more
- They are less expensive to purchase than plexiglass
- Extremely flexible
- Do not scratch
- Do not crack
- Less expensive to ship
- Easy to set up, take down, move, and store
- Less expensive to replace
- Can always be repurposed elsewhere
- More readily available due to worldwide shortages
- And lastly, our team will be there to assist you in designing your own curtains or screens