Acrylic, often times referred to by it’s tradename, Plexiglass, is a transparent plastic material that is often times a replacement for glass due to its clarity and transparency and at half the weight of glass and more impact resistant, you can’t really go wrong.
Acrylic has outstanding strength, stiffness and optical clarity. It has better weathering properties than many other plastics. It is also easy to fabricate, it bonds well with adhesives and solvents, and is easy to thermoform.
Acrylic in the modern era and in general is used for a variety of applications that typically take advantage of its natural transparency and the impact resistance of certain variants. Common uses include lenses, acrylic nails, paint, security barriers, medical devices, LCD screens, and furniture. Because of its clarity, it is also often used for windows, tanks, and enclosures around exhibits.
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