What's the difference 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.
|Item||Extrusion Acrylic Sheet||Cast Acrylic Sheet|
|Production||The 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 Resistance||Less chemical resistance||Higher chemical resistance|
|Flame Polishing||Easier to flame polishing||More difficult to flame polishing|
|Tension||High tension||Low tension|
|Hardness||Lower hardness||Higher hardness|
|Scratch Resistant||Less scratch resistant||More scratch resistant|
|Application||stationery,billboard,furniture ,fashion product||signage, display stand,|
|Colors||Limited color selection||Wide color selection|
|MOQ||high MOQ per color and thickness||Accept small batches of colors and thicknesses|
brown paper masking
brown paper masking / white paper masking
|Second Processing||Heat bending||Laser engraving|
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Cast acrylic is produced by mixing the acrylic liquid ingredients in molds. For acrylic plates between two glass plates.
Extruded Acrylic sheet are made by PMMA resins. By melted the PMMA resins and extruded the material from T-Die to form the final flat and patterned sheet. Extruded Acrylic Sheet has a nice flatness and low thickness tolerance. Extruded Acrylic material has excellent weather-resist, heat-resist character, gloss character and transparency. It is suitable for stationery, billboard, space art show, furniture lighting, fashion product and the other applications of thermoform.