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      FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS  
         
      What is the difference between Acrylic, Perpex® & Plexiglas®?  
      Absolutely nothing. Perspex® and Plexiglas® are simply tradenames of acrylic. Just like Hoover® is to a vacuum cleaner.  
         
     
     
      Will I receive a VAT Invoice?  
      Yes. All our orders are dispatched with a VAT invoice enclosed within the parcel. If you would prefer us not to send an invoice with the order and to receive the invoice by email instead, please call us on 01482 333800 immediately before or after your online purchase.  
         
     
     
      Can I use acrylic in my kitchen for splashbacks?  
      Yes. Acrylic will look fantastic in a kitchen or bathroom and we have supplied many customers with this exact application in mind. Please note that we do not advise the use of standard acrylic behind cookers or hobs however our range of Plexiglas® Hi-Gloss has a higher resistance to heat and therefore is suitable providing the following statements are observed:  
     
    • - The constant temperature remains equal to or below 105°C.
    • - Distance between the outer edge of a ceramic hob and the wall must be at least 60mm.
    • - Distance between the outer edge of a gas hob and the wall must be at least 200mm.
     
         
     
     
      Will acrylic turn yellow over time?  
      This is a common misunderstanding due to a confusion between the different types of plastics available on the market. Acrylic will resist yellowing for approximately 10 years and some manufacturers even offer a 30 year guarantee whereas other plastics like styrene, petg and polycarbonate will turn yellow much quicker.  
         
     
     
      I want to make sure the material is suitable and/or the colour matches my needs, do you have samples?  
      Yes, please click here to visit our samples product page.  
         
     
     
      What are your cutting tolerances?  
      Our cutting tolerance is generally +/- 1mm. For more accurate cutting, please contact us to discuss your requirements.  
         
     
     
      How do you clean acrylic?  
     

    The surface of acrylic is susceptible to light scratches from cleaning therefore first and foremost we would advise customer's to purchase a bottle of Vuplex® Anti-Static Cleaner which we supply with a microfibre cloth suitable for acrylic.

     
     
    • - Never wipe your acrylic product when dry.
    • - Use a clean soft cloth, applying only light pressure.
    • - If using a cleaning product other than Vuplex®, always check with the cleanser’s manufacturer for compatibility with acrylic.
    • - DO NOT USE: Abrasive pads, alcohol, paint thinners, solvents, tile cleaners, abrasive cleaners, window cleaning sprays or shower scrubs.
     
         
       - Cleaning and care guide  
         
     
      
     
      How do you measure a radius or measure hole centres?  
      We have created the following guides and templates to help provide guidance on ensuring the details you provide are correct.  
         
      - How to measure a radius                            - How to measure hole centres  
         
     
     
     

    Do you offer trade discounts?

     
      Whilst we believe our online prices are competitive, we are aware that some customers require higher volumes and/or continuous purchases. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.  
         
     
     
     

    Will you accept orders from school, colleges, universities and other government departments?

     
     

    Yes, we are happy to offer credit accounts upon reciept of an official purchase order. Please contact our sales team on 01482 333 800 for further details.

     
     

     

     

     

     
      
     
      TECHNICAL DATA SHEETS  
               
        - Acrylic Extruded (XT)   - Aluminium Composite  
               
        - Acrylic Cast (GS)   - Foam PVC  
               
        - Acrylic Plexiglas® Hi-Gloss   - Polycarbonate  
               
               
     
     
      MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS (MSDS)  
               
        - Acrylic Extruded (XT)   - Aluminium Composite  
               
        - Acrylic Cast (GS)   - Foam PVC  
               
        - Acrylic Mirror (XT)   - Polycarbonate  
               
        - Acrylic XT Rod & Tube      
               
               
     
     
      MANUFACTURER FABRICATING & INSTALLATION GUIDES  
      The following guides have been created by the manufacturers. They are available for information only and Plastic Online Ltd. can not be held responsible for their content or advice.  
         
        - Perspex® Acrylic Fabrication & Machining Guide  
           
        - Plexiglas® Acrylic Installation Guide  
           
        - Plaskolite® Acrylic Mirror Fabrication & Machining Guide  
           
        - Plexiglas® Hi-Gloss Acrylic Machining & Installation Guide  
           
        - Palsun® Polycarbonate Fabrication & Machining Guide