Acrylic is an economical option for creating the display cases. It is a material that is strong and durable, and a useful alternative to metal, glass and wood. The use of acrylic is practical when high strength is desired and has the ability to stand up to strong impact and is scratch resistant.
Here are a few of the benefits of acrylic displays:
Acrylic is an extremely adaptable material that not only gives a professional, clean look, but is also easily shaped into a preferred form. The display options are wide-ranging with this material and include holders, stands, wall mounts, cases and racks. Most of the clear displays are intended for indoor use because the sunlight will turn the plastic a yellowish color over time. The colored acrylic is a more practical option to use when exposed to rain or sunlight. Also, acrylic is easy to paint to help blend with the local decor.
Acrylic is a lot lighter than displays manufactured in alternative materials like wood, metal or glass. The lightweight nature means it is great for food displays, art show displays, jewelry displays, etc. Even though it is light it can stand up to a high degree of impact and is scratch resistant. The strongest form of acrylic includes PMMA and is extremely resilient to knocks and bumps.
A great quality of the acrylic displays is the high durability. With the right care and maintenance, most displays of this type can last for quite a few years. Acrylic isn’t prone to some of the issues associated with wood and metal, such as decomposing, decaying or rusting.
Acrylic is a material that is very easy to clean. Any plexiglass cleaner is practical to give the regular clean for removing dust. However, it is wise to use soft tissue paper or a sponge to minimize the risk of creating scratch marks on the low-quality plastics.
The acrylic displays are mostly a cost-effective option compared to the alternatives in glass, metal or wood. Also, the quality of the plastic can vary significantly and have a major impact on the price. The high-quality PMMA is the preferred choice if planning to use the display for a long period of time. However, the less pleasing plastic is an acceptable option for temporary use.