What's the difference between extrusion and cast acrylic sheet

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What's the difference 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.

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 resistanceHigher chemical resistance

Thickness Tolerance

+/-5%

+/-15%

Flame Polishing

Easier to flame polishingMore difficult to flame polishing

Tension

High tensionLow tension

Hardness

Lower hardnessHigher hardness

Scratch Resistant

Less scratch resistantMore scratch resistant

Application

stationery,billboard,furniture ,fashion productsignage, display stand,

Colors

Limited color selectionWide color selection

MOQ

high MOQ per color and thicknessAccept small batches of colors and thicknesses

Surface covering

PE film on both sidesbrown masking paper on both sides

Second Processing

Heat bendingLaser engraving
ThermoformingLaser cutting
BondingHeat processing
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