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 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 coveringPE film
Brown paper masking
PE film
Brown paper masking / White paper masking
Second ProcessingHeat bendingLaser engraving
ThermoformingLaser cutting
BondingHeat processing
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