Advantages of Acrylic
Inspiration without compromise
As you source product to execute your unique design vision, the number of choices can be overwhelming. If your goal is inspiration without compromise, ACRYLITE® is the clear choice.
Structural properties that promote innovative design
Imagine working with a product that transmits beautiful light, without the constraints associated with materials like glass and plastic.
ACRYLITE® products are lightweight, bendable, easily fabricated, impact resistant and can withstand the worst of North American weather, offering the freedom to let your imagination and your designs soar.
Strength and durability
Perpetual heat waves, gale force winds, damaging hail, torrential rains and heavy winter snow are no match for ACRYLITE® acrylic multi-skin sheet.
ACRYLITE®'s German-engineered sheets are made with the most weatherable polymer available and have unique properties that help them excel in the most extreme North American weather.
ACRYLITE® acrylic will not yellow, become brittle or degrade – a promise we back with our 30 year no-yellowing warranty – the best in the industry.
Yellowing of plastics is caused by the sun’s UV rays, but ACRYLITE® acrylic is 100% naturally UV-stable.
Polycarbonate and other plastic covers need a UV barrier or coating to delay yellowing, but must often be replaced after a few years of installation because they have turned yellow. UV barriers are often thin and are highly prone to failure. But ACRYLITE® acrylic is composed of 100% naturally UV-stable molecules throughout the material that stabilizes it from the inside out and protects the entire sheet, not just its surface.
To see the difference for yourself, contact us for our comparison kit containing samples of ACRYLITE® and polycarbonate that have been exposed to the elements for the same number of years.
Protection from hail
ACRYLITE® Resist is strong enough to withstand hail impact – a promise that we back with our 10-year warranty.
In fact, because our proprietary polymers are 10 times more impact resistant than traditional acrylics, our hail warranty is not prorated. Glass and weathered, fragile polycarbonate cannot offer this same degree of protection from damaging hail.
ACRYLITE® building products have been used throughout the world, resulting in a team of factory and distributor representatives that are specialists in the design, installation and maintenance of ACRYLITE®. Contact Acrylic Building Products for assistance and support through all stages of your project. We're here to help.
A safer solution
Both during and after installation, ACRYLITE®’s exceptional strength makes it a safer alternative to glass.
Should an ACRYLITE® acrylic multi-skin sheet be subjected to impact beyond the limits of its resistance, it will not shatter into small slivers like glass, but will break into large pieces.
Life expectancy of 30+ years
Your clients entrust you to recommend products that are a wise investment. ACRYLITE® sheets have been proven to perform consistently over decades of use in all types of climates throughout the world.
ACRYLITE® acrylic’s long service life means you can confidently assure clients of reduced replacement costs when compared to materials that must be replaced more frequently.
ACRYLITE® acrylic multi-skin sheet’s natural heat insulating qualities can translate into significant energy savings, making them an ideal choice for eco-lighting and building green. The sheets are built to last using environmentally sound manufacturing processes in facilities that have received ISO-14001 environmental certification. In addition, if the time does come for replacement, acrylic sheets can be recycled for use in the manufacture of consumer goods.
Upon combustion, other plastic coverings produce thick smoke and toxic gases that are harmful to people and the environment. Deterioration from UV rays changes the burning characteristics in many plastics, but thanks to ACRYLITE®’s UV stability, its characteristics do not, so in the event of fire, acrylic burns cleaner with less smoke and no release of toxic or corrosive gases.
The BEST warranties in the industry
ACRYLITE® acrylic multi-skin sheet is backed by the industry’s best warranties. ACRYLITE®'s non-prorated, full replacement 30-year non-yellowing, 10-year light transmission and 10-year hail warranties protect both your investment in ACRYLITE® and your client’s bottom line.