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Differences Between Plexiglass, Perspex and Acrylic Glass Finally Explained

Differences Between Plexiglass, Perspex and Acrylic Glass Finally Explained

Our clients sometimes ask us questions such as the difference between acrylic, plexiglass and perspex and whether plexiglass is better than acrylic or perspex. The short answer to all these questions is that there are no significant differences between acrylic, plexiglass and perspex, as they all mean the same thing. 

The difference between plexiglass, perspex and acrylic sheets finally explained. In the picture Photo glass canopy to protect from precipitation at the entrance to a modern office building.

The simple explanation is that PLEXIGLAS®, CRYLON® and PERSPEX® are all brand names for an acrylic glass, produced by different manufacturers and are similar or nearly identical in properties and applications. While the brands PERSPEX® and CRYLON® are more prevalent in the United Kingdom and Europe, PLEXIGLAS® is more commonly used in the United States.

In this article, you may read more about acrylic glass's uses and applications, and the surprising advantages acrylic has over the regular glass. 

Also, if you are interested in buying the  best value plexiglass in Ireland, please visit our online shop and check out our range of one of the most popular acrylic glass brands - CRYLUX and CRYLUX


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