What are the differences between extrusion and cast acrylic sheet

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What are the differences between extrusion and cast acrylic sheet

Acrylic Sheet
Acrylic Sheet

Acrylic material is a common material in the second-processing industry. According to the different manufacturing processes, extrusion and cast acrylic sheets have some differences in terms of physical properties and applications.

Below we made a comparison for these two materials.

ItemExtrusion Acrylic SheetCast Acrylic Sheet
ProductionThe Extrusion Acrylic sheet is produced by PMMA resins. By melted the PMMA resins and extruded the material from T-Die to form the final sheet.Cast acrylic is produced by mixing the acrylic liquid ingredients in molds.
Chemical ResistanceLess chemical resistanceHigher chemical resistance
Thickness Tolerance±5%±15%
Flame PolishingEasier to flame polishingMore difficult to flame polishing
TensionHigh tensionLow tension
HardnessLower hardnessHigher hardness
Scratch ResistantLess scratch resistantMore scratch resistant
Applicationstationery,billboard,furniture ,fashion productsignage, display stand,
ColorsLimited color selectionWide color selection
MOQhigh MOQ per color and thicknessAccept small batches of colors and thicknesses
Surface covering

PE film 

brown paper masking 

PE film 

brown paper masking / white paper masking

Second ProcessingHeat bendingLaser engraving
ThermoformingLaser cutting
BondingHeat processing
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    Acrylic sheet is one of the most used plastic materials in our daily life, it has a high gloss effect, excellent chemical resistance, weather resistance, high rigidity, anti-electric insulation, and durability. Extruded acrylic sheet is made by melting the plastic resins and extruded the material from T-Die to form the final sheet then stick Kao-Chia made PE film on both sides. Extrude acrylic sheet’s advantages include small thickness tolerance, nice flatness, ease to polish, stretchability, suitable for second processing which can make a big variety of finished products. Such as acrylic safety shield, sound-proof doors, and windows, showcase, lightbox, signboard, machine cover, lampshade…etc. In Kao-Chia we use 100% new material, acrylic sheets are produced in the cleanroom to reach the best clarity, also suitable for light guide panel applications. Our experienced technician also takes care of quality. Extrude acrylic now is available in transparent and white, please feel free to contact us for acrylic sheets.