More than many other materials, the price of Plexiglass depends on the thickness and color of the material. When comparing prices, it should be taken into account that Plexiglass is a registered trade name, and identical products are offered under the generic name acrylic glass.
Pricing and manufacturing process
The variety of possible applications of Plexiglass ranges from the “glazing” of interior showcases over “window fronts” to load-bearing floor slabs. Most manufacturers and retailers offer transparent plates between two and thirty millimeters, with ten to twelve standard thicknesses. The range of diameters of colored and stained Plexiglass is limited, with an average of six standard widths.
Plexiglass and other acrylic glasses are offered in two production variants. The cheaper Plexiglass is extruded sheets produced by a pressing process. Easier to handle, and the process is the more expensive cast Plexiglas. When drilling and cutting, no fiber bonds occur, and the flexibility in shaping by heating is greater.
Cuts or package size
Depending on the supplier and manufacturer, only fixed plate sizes as a whole or individual blank can be purchased. Anyone who chooses an expensive Plexiglass, despite the higher price per square meter at the dealer, who offers a cutting service, getaway much cheaper. The price advantage also affects the overall costs of the Plexiglass, since the already made cutting and reworking does not take up any additional time and working materials.
Properties and grades of plexiglass and acrylic glass
- Looking Transparent / Transparent
- Transparent / Translucent
- Opaque / opaque
- Light reflex was diminished
- high gloss
That’s how much Plexiglass costs
Extruded transparent plexiglass with a thickness of two millimeters starts at prices of ten euros per square meter. Per millimeter of strength, you have to calculate with about thirty percent price increase. Structured and colored Plexiglass starts at around forty euros, satin-finished versions from around sixty euros. Additional features such as special scratch resistance, mirror effect, satin finish with coloring, velvet matt, high-gloss, and worked-in décor must be added to the basic price with around ten euros extra per square meter and property.
How to save
You will find under the registered trade name Plexiglass and acrylic glass under the names of different manufacturers. The product names usually contain a part of the manufacturer’s title and the term “acrylic,” “flex,” or “glass.” Search for price search under the generic term acrylic glass and check several offers from different sources for Plexiglass. The prices can also vary with Plexiglass by up to ten percent since no price binding exists.