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I am trying to understand the requirements for the acrylic. In all the details I see that we would need cell cast acrylic. The most popular vendor looks like Chemcast GP.

I am situated in Ireland and Chemcast GP is not regularly supplied by the local vendors. Most the vendors supply Perspex.

My question is, do any of you know what the Perspex equivalent of Chemcast GP is?

Thanks in advance

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Hi

I am trying to understand the requirements for the acrylic. In all the details I see that we would need cell cast acrylic. The most popular vendor looks like Chemcast GP.

I am situated in Ireland and Chemcast GP is not regularly supplied by the local vendors. Most the vendors supply Perspex.

My question is, do any of you know what the Perspex equivalent of Chemcast GP is?

Thanks in advance

Ian
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Perspex® Cell Cast Clear


Only color is clear 000

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So "Perspex® Cell Cast Clear" is the the equivalent to Chemcast GP ?

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So "Perspex® Cell Cast Clear" is the the equivalent to Chemcast GP ?

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I'm sure each manuf. would tell you they are "different"

Best to write directly to Perspex and ask them about it's pros and cons for your useage. They would normally track "competitors" quite closely ..

but both are the cell cast variety AFAICT.

The type is more important than different manuf.

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"Cell Cast acrylic is generally considered to have the best optical clarity of all the materials. It also has greater surface hardness and machines more cleanly than continuous Cast or Extruded. It comes in many more colors and thickness’ and is easier to get custom colors and special effects, which is why we’ve chosen it as our method of manufacturing Acriglas®. However, it also has the down side of having more thickness variation than the other methods, which may present difficulties in applications where thickness tolerance is very important i.e.: fitting into extrusions, thermoforming applications where walls must maintain uniform thickness, and assembly of complex structures."
http://acrilex.com/what-are-the-diff...crylic-sheets/
http://www.acrilex.com/wp-content/up...Properties.pdf

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