In choosing the material for a particular application must take into account the full range of its properties, and only an analysis of their population, will make efficient and error-free choice. Read more here: N.Y.C. Mayor. Properties of Plexiglas in comparison with its competitors in the construction of Plexiglas is a topical alternative to conventional silicate glass, and come to the forefront of his dignity by Compared with this material. Organic glass in 2,5 times lighter and 10 times stronger than ordinary glass, and when broken it does not form sharp fragments. A significant advantage and relatively high heat and sound insulation properties (dvuhmillimetrovy sheet replaces the usual glass thickness 10 mm). Plexiglas transmits more light than any other glass (second only to quartz), for their outstanding optical properties, does not distort images and thus resistant to all weather conditions.
It is easily treated, well-glued, welded, polished, engraved. It can not just bend over the radius (without exposing the heat), but also to mold. This a winning combination of properties Plexiglas significantly expands (as compared to ordinary glass), the possibility of using this transparent building materials in architecture, improvement of premises, furniture, design, lighting. Disadvantages Plexiglas – flammability (except for special fire-proof marks), lower surface hardness (scratch easily, but the truth, and easier to polish) and a higher coefficient of thermal expansion. But do not forget that today is a Plexiglas worthy competitors – other plastics. In some respects they are inferior to him in some way superior. Therefore, the actual comparison of Plexiglas and with these materials, primarily similar in appearance transparent sheet on the basis of pv, polycarbonate, polyethylene and polystyrene.