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Acrylic sheet versus Lexan sheet
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Both are "clear" see thru plastic materials. When viewed thru the surface, even an expert might not easily be able to differentiate. But if you tap your finger on the lexan, it has a "softer" feel and a more "rubbery" sound. Also the edges of the lexan are very dark. The edges of acrylic are super clear, or "water white" as shown in this comparison picture.

Of couse the lexan (polycarbonate) sheets is so durable, you can pound on it with a hammer, and all you will get is dents, but it won't break. Acrylic sheet is more durable then glass, but is breakable. Acrylic sheet is more easily repaired or polished.
Most plastics distributors are not willing to publish wholesale acrylic sheet and
lexan sheet prices, because it might offend their commercial trade customers.
Those sort of business ethics are changing, to increase productivity for everyone.

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