Acrylic is crystal clear, 25 times stronger than glass and available in many colours, thicknesses and surface structures. Acrylic has the fire classification EN13501. Acrylic is very easy to fabricate: sawing/cutting, milling, laser-cutting, hot and cold bending, glueing/bonding, drilling, polishing and sanding and printing.
Brand names: PLEXIGLAS®, Versato®, Primo®, Perspex®, Nudec® PMMA, Altuglas® and Astariglas®.
Polycarbonate is very impact resistant and 250 times stronger than glass. This material is less clear in comparison to acrylic. Polycarbonate is available in clear and in some colours. This material has a better fire classification than acrylic: Bs1d0. Polycarbonate cannot always be laser-cut.
Brand names: Makrolon® and Lexan®
PETG is food-grade certified, chemical resistant and is the only plastic that is allowed in public spaces such as airports. Furthermore, PETG is impact resistant and has the same fire certification as polycarbonate. PETG is not UV-resistant. PETG does not have any thickness tolerance and is available in clear and in some colour variations. PETG can also be vacuum formed. This material cannot always be laser-cut.
Brand names: Vivak®