Optical and weathering properties
Plexiglas® acrylic resins offer outstanding optical properties, affording one of the highest spectral transmissions in the plastic industry. These same resins offer the user low haze for a truly spectacular appearance. Combine this with the superior UV weatherability of the resin and its no wonder why Plexiglas® acrylic resins are the material of choice for automotive, sign, glazing, lighting and many other exterior end-use applications.
Plexiglas® acrylic resins are naturally water-like in appearance and exhibit high transmission with low haze.
Plexiglas® acrylic resin is often used as a glass replacement and conveniently its refractive indices are relatively close to those of glass.
Plexiglas® acrylic resins remain virtually unchanged after long-term exposure during both accelerated and real-time weathering.