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PMMA Acrylic plastic Manufacturer 

Plastic Express is a manufacturer of plastic and methacrylate products (also known as Plexiglass, PMMA or acrylic plastic) with broad experience in this business. We have excellent state-of-the-art machinery to perform the most accurate finishes in both large and small production runs, whilst always providing the best value for money. 

The main international firms endorse our impeccable professionalism with their confidence and allow us to be an international reference. We offer our customers different types of acrylic plastic, as well as different articles and services related to this material.

Types of acrylic plastic for sale at Plastic Express

As a general rule, there are two types of PMMA acrylic plastic: extruded methacrylate and cast methacrylate. They have many similarities, but the truth is that they are two different products. Their main difference lies in the manufacturing technique of each of them. 

The more traditional and artisanal method of creating acrylic plastic is by casting. This directly influences a slower production of PMMA sheets and provides a more limited length. Extrusion methacrylate, on the other hand, is obtained through a faster and more time-consuming production process, although the overall process is ultimately optimised.

Extrusion methacrylate offers the possibility of generating 6-metre long sheets, but it is true that a greater variety of them can be obtained in the casting, in terms of thickness, colours or special types. It is therefore striking that, between the two possibilities, a more uniform calibre for Plexiglass sheets is the extrusion method and a greater thickness tolerance is detected for cast methacrylate.

This material can also be transparent, coloured or printed PMMA. The transparent one is one of the most used thanks to its excellent functionality, as it allows to protect different objects or spaces inside without blocking the view of them from the outside. 

Acrylic plastic sheets in different colours are ideal for interior design and to create much more cheerful environments, they can be authentically stylish products at a much lower cost than other materials. Finally, PMMA prints can be really useful for companies that can put their logos, for marketing elements, for informative notices and for anything else you want, since the prints can be completely personalised.

According to their colours and characteristics they can be divided into:

  • Transparent acrylic plastic is a thermoplastic that is characterised by its great transparency, lightness and weather resistance.
  • Ice white and opal Plexiglass is a thermoplastic that also has transparency among its characteristics, it is also known as polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA).
  • Transparent coloured methacrylate is a thermoplastic that is characterised by its colour with some transparency.
  • Satin-coloured acrylic plastic retains its properties, but the type of colour varies.
  • Opaque-coloured PMMA is a thermoplastic that is characterised by its vivid colour, lightness and weather resistance.
  • Black and white opaque acrylic plastic is a thermoplastic in very robust shades.
  • Fluorescent-coloured methacrylate is much more striking in appearance and retains its properties.
  • Mirror acrylic plastic is a thermoplastic that is characterised by its high reflection, lightness and weather resistance. It is easy to handle, scratch, cut with an electric saw with sheet metal type blades and drill with soft metal bits or special bits.

PMMA Plexiglass Services

We manufacture plastic articles from sheets, bars and tubes of methacrylate, polycarbonate, PETG, PVC, polypropylene, polyethylene and similar materials, as well as a distributor of plastic plates cut to size. We have state-of-the-art machinery for optimum finishes and we provide all the services related to these materials: cutting, manufacturing of articles, etc. Everything so that the acrylic plastic objects you want are ready without you or your company having to worry about anything else.

We manufacture the articles and products we sell. We have a wide range of machinery, great professionals and experts in the area, offering any type of treatment to the materials, guaranteeing the highest quality and at a cost adapted to your requirements. We supply materials, solutions and personalised services related to the world of plastics at the best price all over Europe, both to professionals and individuals.

Regarding professional products and services, the satisfaction of our customers is the basis of our quality system. Furthermore, our main goal is to exceed their expectations and anticipate their needs. Close collaboration with our customers is what allows us to better understand the individual needs of each customer and the specific needs of their economic sector. 

This is why we are able to provide tailor-made and innovative solutions, continuously improving our products and services, as in the case of the services we provide with our acrylic plastic products.

We take advantage of all the features offered by this material to provide the most appropriate solutions. Likewise, acrylic plastic is characterised by:

  • Excellent optical quality.
  • Good weather resistance.
  • Impact resistance.
  • Excellent resistance to ageing.
  • Ideal for outdoor use.
  • Easy handling and thermoforming.
  • High thermal and acoustic resistance.
  • Lightweight compared to glass.
  • Does not give off toxic gases when burning.
  • Halogen free.
  • Available in matte, double-sided matte and custom colours.
  • High molecular weight.

With these characteristics we create excellent tools and installations for construction, displays for window dressing, events or visual communication companies, industry and small businesses. Finally, at Plastic Express we offer you advice on your projects, and we also have a professional and multidisciplinary team to help you select the material and handling necessary to implement your ideas.

In order to provide you with a quote for this material or any other material we sell, please send us an email to [email protected] with information about your request or what you would like to know. 

Methacrylate articles

Transparent or coloured methacrylate can give a lot of play, so using this material can give rise to very different articles and objects. There is the possibility of cutting the methacrylate to make pieces to taste, to fit as each person wants, and even from our factory we practice the laser cutting of methacrylate for greater precision in the finishes. 

Protective screens for the hotel and catering industry

With the expansion of Covid 19 a lot of new safety measures were imposed in different businesses, and one of the most affected is the hospitality industry. In these places, it has been made compulsory to install certain separation and protection measures, and Plexiglass protective screens have become one of the most efficient. 

Nowadays, the entrance of any service premises is equipped with hydroalcoholic gel and there are many areas that require a certain degree of safety between people, for which this type of screen is ideal.

Transparent Plexiglass is the material used to make them. Thus, visibility is completely clear while protection is also provided. They can also be used to separate public transport drivers from customers, to protect pharmacists or people at supermarket checkouts. These screens are becoming increasingly useful at a time when security measures seem to have no end in sight.

Acrylic boxes

Acrylic plastic boxes are articles with hundreds of uses and can be made in different sizes, according to taste. This material is widely used to store nothing less than jelly beans, something that is done in kiosks, supermarkets and can also be done in private homes. This material allows you to keep the inside visible as it is transparent and to protect it at the same time.

They are also used to store models inside, they are ideal to expose any delicate material inside and give it the necessary visibility. They are also used to store shoes using the same criteria: the materials remain well protected while the design of the shoes and their colour can be seen from the outside.

PMMA display stands

Plexiglass displays can be found and manufactured in all shapes and sizes, for everything imaginable. It is one of the most interesting materials when it comes to displaying products for sale in a shop and can be used for all kinds of objects, from displaying mobile phones to confectionery pastries.

Moreover, these displays can be of all kinds of shapes depending on the needs of each business. It is a material with few limits when it comes to construction, so there is the possibility of manufacturing almost anything that a brand or business can think of and may need as a display element.

The versatility of PMMA Acrylic plastic 

Methacrylate, also known by its acronym PMMA, is one of the engineering plastics. Acrylic sheets are obtained from the polymerisation of methyl methacrylate and the most common presentation found in the plastics industry is in granules or sheets, which is how we know and market it. 

It can be an excellent competitor with other materials and plastics in terms of use, but acrylic stands out from other transparent plastics in terms of weather resistance, superb transparency and broad scratch resistance.

Because of these qualities, it is used not only for all those items we work with that are used in marketing, retail and hospitality, but also in the automotive industry for locations such as car headlights, lighting, cosmetics, construction and optics, among many others. 

Polymethylmethacrylate resin is also used in the medical sector, in this case for the manufacture of bone and dental prostheses and as a powder additive in the formulation of many of the tablets that are manufactured for oral consumption. In this case, it acts as a retardant to the action of the medicine for those with a progressive effect throughout the day.

As you can see, it is a very versatile material that can be used to manufacture hundreds of articles for different purposes. Many sectors rely on it for different structures and it is perfect for any business that also wants to establish health safety measures.

Remember that if you are an industry professional you can get special discounts by accessing the quote form for professionals. As our services are focused on these two types of customers, we have special features for all cases. Both as a professional and as an individual you will get everything you are looking for with us. 

In addition, in the event that none of the standard products we offer in the shop meet your needs, we can offer you a customised quote for one of the materials we sell.