Acrylic is obtained from acrylic acid or a related compound. It is described as a clear, glass like plastic which is also known as poly and methacrylate.
Acrylic glass allows 92% of visible light to pass through it, therefore is quite clear. Acrylic is half the weight of the glass. Therefore it is preferred to be used in projects where weight of the glass becomes an issue. Also known as acrylic glass, it has properties that make it a better choice over glass. Acrylic makes beautiful ice buckets, pen stands, napkin holders, bathroom accessories etc.
Acrylic plastic can be colored, molded, cut, drilled, and formed into various shapes. These properties make it perfect for use across many industries including airplane windshields, tools, décor items and outdoor signs.