Welcome to our frequently asked questions page. If you cannot find the information you are looking for please call our sales team on 0116 2489 633 or E-mail us on sales@midlandplastics.co.uk

After placing an order, How long will I have to wait before I receive it?

All our orders are dispatched within 4-9 working days from order date. You will receive an email once your order is ready for dispatch.

Can I collect?

We are currently not operating a trade counter. All orders must go through our website & be delivered by the appropriate transport service.

Do you charge for samples?

Yes, We do charge for samples. Although we believe this is an ideal way for you to decide on the right material & colour for you.

How can I buy Acrylic sheet?

You can buy Acrylic sheet at www.midlandplastics.co.uk. Available in Cast & Extruded sheet, We can supply Acrylic in a wide range of sheet sizes, Cut to size panels, Thickness’s & Colours. Acrylic sheet also offers exciting effects such as gloss,frost,tint, fluorescent & mirror.

How do I clean acrylic sheets?

The surface should not generally require cleaning until after fabrication. For general purpose cleaning, the sheet should be washed simply with clean cold water to which a little detergent has been added. The use of any solvents such as methylated spirits, turpentine, white spirit or proprietary window cleaning products is neither necessary nor recommended.

How will my order arrive?

Our fully experienced expert team of packers will asses each order individually & then pack your order with the relevant materials.Your order will then be sent out via courier.

I would like my material cut to a specific size

Here at Midland Plastics we provide an excellent cutting service that is second to none. Which offers cut to size panels with outstanding tolerances. You can get an instant online quote for all our materials by simply selecting any of the drop down menus on the home page.

What are the advantages of using Acrylic sheet?

  • High shock,Abrasion & flex resistance.
  • Excellent weather & U.V resistance (applies to clear only)
  • Low density/ Light weight compared to glass
  • Clear sheet offers excellent optical clarity
  • Comprehensive range of colours and finishes
  • 100 % recyclability

What are the differences between extruded acrylic & cast acrylic sheets?

There are few differences between the physical properties of Cast Acrylic and Extruded Acrylic sheets. Both show excellent resistance to natural ageing. The main differences lie in their thermal and chemical properties and the way they are processed and used. The two materials are different in nature and respond differently to certain processes.

The Cast manufacturing process leads to slight variations in the thickness of sheets whereas the thickness of Extruded sheet varies very little, if at all. Cast has an isotropic response to temperature with a maximum shrinkage of 2% in all directions. However, the extrusion process applied to Extruded sheet leads to differences in shrinkage depending on the thickness and direction of extrusion.

Extruded acrylic sheet has reduced mechanical properties, however it does give process advantages when heating, bending and vacuum forming, and has a better thickness tolerance than cast acrylic sheet. Extruded sheets are ideal for general glazing applications and the much lower viscosity when hot, makes it more ductile than Cast Acrylic.

Cast Acrylic sheets offer greater thermal stability and better resistance to crazing when exposed to solvents. The thermoforming range for cast sheets is wider. They can be reworked hot, which is not always possible with extruded sheets. The surface finish, flatness and optical properties of Cast Acrylic are all superior to those of Extruded Acrylic sheets.

What can I use Acrylic sheet for?

Acrylic sheet is extremely versatile and can be used for various applications such as, Signs,POS,Visual Communication, Window glazingFurniture, Shed, Greenhouse & boat windows, Kitchen & bathroom splash backs – This list is virtually endless.

What can you use to bond acrylic onto acrylic?

Tensol 12 is a single component cement which hardens due to solvent evaporation to produce a clear bond in cast acrylic sheets. Tensol 12 is only recommended for internal signage and low strength bonds. Tensol 70 is a two part catalyst cement which cures at ambient temperatures to produce high strength bonds to acrylic sheet and offers excellent weathering resistance.

What fire rating are acrylic sheets?

Acrylic sheeting achieves a UK Class 3 fire rating. Polycarbonate has a Class 1 fire rating which makes it highly recommended for use in schools and hospitals.

What is Acrylic Sheet?

Acrylic is a useful, clear plastic that resembles glass, but has properties that make it superior to glass in many ways. Common brands of high-grade acrylic include Polycast, Lucite and Plexiglass.

What method of payment do we accept?

We accept Credit/Debit Cards & PayPal through our automated check out service.

Do our prices displayed include VAT?

Yes. All our prices include V.A.T

Do the product prices displayed include delivery?

Delivery charges are based on a geographical location rate (or free on order totals exceeding £200.00 ) .

Any Delivery address that is in Scotland will be subject to a surcharge.

All delivery addresses that are In the Scottish highlands or outside the UK mainland will be subject to a surcharge.

All fabricated orders are exempt from free delivery.

Once we have accepted your order delivery will be 4-9 working days. Once the goods have been dispatched you will receive an email of notification informing you of shipping method and any tracking numbers if applicable

Can I have a sample before buying a larger piece of acrylic?

Yes of course, You can purchase a sample from our swatches page.