Clear Acrylic sheet supplier in Melbourne
Excelite as Acrylic sheet supplier in Melbourne, we stock wide range of clear perspex sheet in Rowville warehouse. We supply, cut, and deliver the highest quality plexiglass from Melbourne to Nation wide. Our plastic sheets are available in various thicknesses, including 1mm acrylic sheet to 10mm acrylic plastic, Size at 1220*2440mm.
Acrylic sheet, (PMMA) is a transparent plastic sheet that’s renowned for its high clarity, impact resistance, and long life-span. It’s a versatile and clear material that can substitute glass in many applications, but is significantly lighter. Perspex Acrylic impact resistance about 30 times stronger than glass, suitable for signage, picture frame, secondary window, and numerous creative purposes. Cost of Acrylic sheet is much cheaper than glass, also it's cheaper than polycarbonate sheet.
Which thickness should I choose for my application?
1, Picture frame, photo frame
2mm Acrylic sheet or 3mm sheet of perspex would be a good option. Thicker the heavier.
2, Table top Acrylic glass
Protect your table or desk with a perspex glass table top. Easy to clean, food safe, waterproof and attractive. 4mm Acrylic sheet is a good option.
3, Acrylic Splashback
Perspex splashbacks are cheaper alternative to tiles and glass, and have a similar look to the latter. Acrylic sheet cut to size is very easy. 4mm perspex sheet is the most popular thickness.
4, Wedding Dance Floor
In Excelite, we offer 3mm or 4mm white Acrylic sheet for wedding dance floor hire. Glossy Black Acrylic plastic sheet is available for wedding dance floor.
5, Event products Laser cutting
3mm White Perspex sheet or 4mm Glossy Clear Plastic sheet
Features and Benefits
Clear acrylic panels offer numerous advantages
- High clarity: Acrylic sheets provide excellent clarity, with a transparency rate of up to 93%, which is about 1-2% higher than polycarbonate sheet.
- Lightweight: Perspex plastic is half weight of glass, and same weight with polycarbonate sheet.
- Strength & Durability: plexiglass sheets are approximately 10 times stronger than glass
- Easy to Shape： Acrylic sheet is easy to handle, you can bend it, or laser cutting acrylic, cnc routing, thermoforming.
- Customization: We offer Acrylic cut to size in Melbourne and National wide.
- Cost-effective: Perspex are an affordable option, cheaper than both glass and polycarbonate.
Retail displays and signage
- Display and signage
- Furniture and interior design
- Picture framing, photo frame
- Secondary Windows and skylights
- Aquariums or fish tank
- Table top
- Laser cutting
Comparison Between Acrylic and Polycarbonate
Acrylic and polycarbonate are both versatile plastics with various applications. While they share some similarities, they also have differences that are important to consider for your specific use.
Here is a comparison between acrylic and polycarbonate:
Clarity: Acrylic has more exceptional clarity, boasting a transparency rate of up to 93%, compared to polycarbonate, which generally offers around 89% light transmission.
Polycarbonate is more robust, providing 200 times the strength of glass, while acrylic is about 10 times stronger than glass. Polycarbonate is more suitable for applications requiring high impact resistance.
Both materials are lightweight, though acrylic is typically lighter than polycarbonate.
Acrylic is more prone to scratching than polycarbonate. It's essential to consider the resistance to surface damage when choosing between the two materials.
Both materials provide UV resistance, though polycarbonate generally offers enhanced protection against harmful UV rays.
Ease of fabrication:
Acrylic sheets can be easily shaped and drilled, while polycarbonate sheets require specific techniques and tools for fabrication.
Acrylic is generally more cost-effective than polycarbonate, making it a preferred choice for projects with budget constraints.
What you should use the choice between acrylic and polycarbonate depends on your project requirements. Consider factors such as strength, clarity, UV protection, fabrication techniques, and budget when deciding which material to use for your specific application.
Cut To Size
Whether you're working on a small DIY project or a commercial project, we're proud to offer cut-to-size sheets here in the heart of Melbourne.
Same Day Delivery
For orders placed before 2pm, we're proud to offer same day delivery within Melbourne Metro.
Shipping & Returns
We offer same-day shipping for Melbourne metro areas and 1-4 business days delivery for everywhere else in Australia.
The polycarbonate sheets are carefully packaged to ensure they arrive in perfect condition. Sheets are protected with wrapping or other cushioning materials to minimise any damage during transit.
Polycarbonate is extremely strong and nearly unbreakable, making it suitable for applications like police shields, awnings, sunroom roofing, and greenhouses. These panels are resistant to various weather conditions and maintain their appearance for many years.
Polycarbonate sheets can be easily cut using a circular saw or a jigsaw. Circular saws are best for cutting larger lengths, while jigsaws require careful handling to ensure proper cuts.
Although polycarbonate sheets may change colour over time due to sun exposure, Excelite's UV-coated polycarbonate sheets maintain their colour longer.
Polycarbonate sheets require minimal maintenance. Gentle cleaning with warm soapy water and a soft cloth is typically sufficient. Avoid abrasive cleaners, brushes, or pressure washing, as these may damage the UV-resistant coating or scratch the sheets
The best sheeting for a roof depends on the specific requirements, with multi-wall, solid, and corrugated polycarbonate sheets each offering unique benefits.
Although polycarbonate sheets are tough and durable, they should not be walked on. They can withstand many impacts, but might dent or scratch under the weight of a person. Additionally, their surfaces are slippery due to the UV-resistant film, posing a risk of slipping and injury.
Corrugated and twin wall polycarbonate sheets are typically the least expensive varieties. Despite the lower price, these sheets can endure Australia's harsh weather conditions, but selecting the wrong type may lead to more expenses in the long term.
Pergolas & Greenhouses
Excelite's popular glass-look polycarbonate flat roofing is an excellent choice for a pergola roof. It is easy to install, low-maintenance, and watertight, making it a great alternative to glass.
or a pergola enclosure with a glass-like appearance, use a 4-6mm thick solid polycarbonate sheet. Alternatively, use twin-wall polycarbonate panels for a more affordable, yet less transparent option.
Twin wall polycarbonate is ideal for greenhouse construction due to its insulating properties and minimal framing requirements. Excelite Softlite polycarbonate sheets are another excellent option for greenhouse materials, especially for tunnel greenhouses.