2mm Perspex Acrylic Sheet Details
Our 2mm clear Perspex sheets are practical materials which are widely used for all sorts of projects such as crafting, building jobs or repairs. Our tough, flexible 2mm extruded acrylic sheets make lots of cool projects easy to achieve, everything from uniquely gorgeous home décor to exciting decorative and practical projects designed with business premises and public areas in mind. If you're looking for a more environmentally-friendly option, our Perspex sheets are 100% recyclable.
2mm acrylic sheets are a lightweight clear material suitable for use cases where glass would either be too expensive, heavy, or fragile. It is widely used as an alternative to glass because it's stronger and safer. It is also extremely durable, so it makes for a good substitute for glass in shed windows and greenhouse glass. Other common applications for 2mm Perspex sheets are secondary plastic glazing or replacing glass in picture frames.
If you are unsure of what thickness you would like, please give us a call to discuss your project or you can order a sample of clear acrylic from us in the desired thickness. If you plan to use a large sheet of acrylic unsupported or just need something a little stronger, then we recommend you use a thickness of 5mm or greater. Also, if you are looking for something more eye-catching, have a look at our Perspex® coloured acrylic sheets!
Buy your cut-to-size Perspex sheets from us and you’ll benefit from great customer service, fast delivery and precision cutting techniques ensuring excellent levels of accuracy. We offer a +/- 1mm cutting accuracy with the additional option to add polished edges for sheets that are used in a situation where aesthetics are a consideration.
2mm Perspex Acrylic Applications
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Key Features of 2mm Perspex Acrylic Sheets
Clear Perspex Sheets give exceptional optical clarity, even in thicker blocks. They transmit 92% of all visible light, making the light transmission higher than most types of glass. They are a great option for use in windows or as a skylight.
2mm Acrylic Sheeting is easy for us to fabricate and it can be cut, drilled and shaped to any of your requirements. The cut surfaces can be polished and sanded easily for a more professional finish to your sheeting.
2mm Acrylic Sheets are incredibly durable, so are often used as a Secondary Glazing alternative to glass. They are also particularly useful for sheds or around the home with children or pets. 2mm plastic sheets have good resistance to impact becoming a safer option in many environments. Perspex is internationally recognised as a safety glazing material meeting the requirements of ANSI Z.97 and BS 6262.
2mm Acrylic Sheeting has outstanding resistance to outdoor weathering. It is also UV resistant, so it can endure prolonged exposure to sunlight. Perspex sheets have a low moisture absorption rate, so they are useful for various environments and are perfect for outdoor applications. Perspex Acrylic is manufactured with UV-stable molecules and retains its stability and transparency over time.
2mm Perspex weighs half as much as an equivalent glass pane, making installation, transportation, and handling an easier option than other materials.
The high gloss surface of Perspex makes it easy to clean, keeping maintenance costs to a minimum. All you need is warm soapy water and a Microfibre cloth needed to ensure a hygienic finish. You can also Polish a 2mm Acrylic sheet to buff out any scratches.
Built to Last
Perspex is a material that is intended for use in applications that require longevity. A standard Acrylic Sheet made with Perspex can withstand outdoor weather conditions for up to 10 years, and the manufacturers guarantee that there will be no significant changes in its appearance or performance during that time, even when used outside!
Perspex Acrylic Sheets comply with current EU and American (FDA) food contact regulations. Please note that food contact compliance testing should be carried out on finished articles and not flat sheet samples. For further information please contact the Perspex sales office.
Frequently Asked Questions for 2mm Acrylic
What’s the difference between 2mm Perspex and 2mm Acrylic?
Perspex is a brand of acrylic plastic. They are the same.
What's the difference between 2mm Acrylic and 2mm Polycarbonate?
Acrylic sheets are cheaper and more scratch resistant than polycarbonate, however, Polycarbonate is 30x stronger than acrylic so it is a more impact-resistant alternative.
Can I get samples of your 2mm Acrylic?
You can request samples of any of our products: When on the store page for the material you are interested in, first select the thickness you want, then scroll down and find the "Request Sample" button. This will add one sample unit to the shopping cart. Make sure to check your shopping cart before checking out.
Acrylic samples come as 10cm squares and are intended to let you see the colour or finish in real life. For Coloured Acrylic, sometimes we won't have sample stock of the exact thickness you ask for, but you'll still get the right colours. Clear and tinted samples will always be the correct thickness as the thickness can be important for the properties of the product.
Do I need polished edges?
If your item is going to be on display and is not going to be set into a frame, we recommend opting for polished edges when possible. This will leave the edges as smooth and transparent as the surface. Without this, your item may have slightly visible tool marks along the cut surfaces. This is particularly important for items that will be handled, as the edges would otherwise be rough. The effect of a polished edge will be more visible on thicker sheets of acrylic.
Is 2mm Acrylic suitable for Secondary Glazing?
We would recommend 2mm acrylic for secondary glazing, and for larger windows, you would benefit from a thicker 2mm sheet to provide rigidity. If you need something stronger than acrylic, then we also supply cut to size 2mm polycarbonate for secondary glazing.
Is 2mm Perspex food safe?
Perspex Acrylic Sheets comply with current EU and American (FDA) food contact regulations.
Why is my acrylic the wrong colour?
All of our acrylic products will be shipped with a thin protective film covering both faces. This could be a variety of colours: blue, green and white are common, and may not have any branding or logos printed on it to make it obvious that it’s there. The cutting process can sometimes melt the film at the edges, causing it to stick very tightly to the surface of your acrylic, making it tricky to peel off. Work at the edges or corners carefully with a craft knife to make it release, then peel it off carefully.
If you are doing any installation or modification, you might want to leave the film in place while handling your new acrylic panels, to minimise scrapes and prevent fingerprints.
Important note about our acrylic splashbacks: If you have ordered one of our premium or budget splashbacks, then it will have a protective foil or vinyl on the back of it. Do not peel this off as it is there to prevent any adhesive from showing through the sheet. The protective foil will have a blue sticker on it informing you not to peel it off.
Is 2mm Perspex heat resistant?
Perspex sheets will melt at high temperatures or from exposure to direct flames. The melting point for 2mm Perspex is 80̊C so they cannot withstand extreme temperatures.
Can I put 2mm Acrylic behind a hob?
Electric, ceramic and induction hobs are safe to have acrylic panels behind them but there must be at least a 50mm gap between the panel and the hob. The safest option is to use a glass splashback for gas hobs. Please see our kitchen splashbacks page for more information on cooker types and acrylic.
Is Cut My able to fabricate my product?
We can cut to various sizes and shapes out of flat sheets in a range of thicknesses.
Can 2mm Perspex be painted or printed on?
Yes, 2mm Perspex can be painted or printed on as it has a smooth flat surface. However, choosing the right type of paint or ink is important to ensure adhesion and durability. It's also important to follow proper preparation and application techniques to avoid smudging or other issues.
How can I clean 2mm Perspex?
Keeping your 2mm Perspex clean and hygienic is easy to maintain, as all that is required is warm soapy water and a microfibre cloth. Please avoid using abrasive cleaners or materials, as these can scratch the surface of the material.
How resistant to scratching are your Acrylic Sheets?
Acrylic is not as scratch resistant as a similar panel of glass, but light surface marks can be more easily buffed out from acrylic. We offer a higher scratch protection finish on our 6mm 2mm Acrylic if you need extra safeguarding.
How can I remove scratches from 2mm Acrylic?
You can easily remove scratches from mirrors with a microfibre cloth and a high-quality polish. Following the instructions on the polish, the scratches will be removed using small circular motions.
How can I cut 2mm Acrylic Sheets?
While it is possible to cut acrylic sheets yourself, we do suggest that you request it cut to size before ordering as we can expertly and safely meet your requirements. We use a variety of tools here at Cut My, including saws, routers and lasers and our staff have plenty of safety equipment and knowledge of the correct techniques for cutting acrylic sheets. If you must cut acrylic sheets yourself, you will need a skill saw with an acrylic blade or a router to prevent chipping.
How do I attach 2mm Perspex sheets to other materials?
2mm Perspex can be attached to other materials using a variety of methods, including screws and adhesives. The specific method used would depend on the intended application and the materials being joined.
Is 2mm Perspex recyclable?
2mm Perspex is recyclable, however, as it’s not bio-degradable the process is not as easy as putting it in your recycle bin or taking it to a bottle bank. But you can re-use Perspex by cutting larger sheets into small pieces and forming them into other products.
Does 2mm Acrylic block UV or infrared?
Acrylic Sheets are resistant to UV, however, they don’t block it. All of the Perspex sheets that we stock are also not fully infrared blocking.