Frequently Asked Questions

Of course, you can collect your order from our factory outlet in Bolton.

One of our team will contact you when your order is ready to collect.

Fabriplas Ltd
Unit 9 Peak St,
Rossini St,

We offer very competitive prices and do have quantity discounts on the website already. However, we are more than happy to discuss additional discounts or bulk order prices for regular trade customers and resellers.

Certainly, we have access to several very talented graphic designers, so we can offer a full graphic design service.

Please contact a member of our team with your requirements and we will be happy to quote you.

Whilst its nice to have engineering drawings supplied, we know that this is not always possible.

We are happy to work from drawings, sketches, photos of the type of display you would like fabricating. Our fabrication team have years of experience in designing and fabricating bespoke displays.

Give one of our friendly team a call or email to discuss your requirements further.

You certainly can, one of our team would be happy to discuss your order in person. Please call or email to confirm the best day and time.

Cleaning Perspex acrylic is a straightforward process. Here are steps you can follow:

  1. Gather Supplies: Ensure you have a soft microfiber or cotton cloth, mild dish soap, warm water, and acrylic-friendly cleaner or plastic polish.
  2. Dust Removal: Before wet cleaning, remove any dust or loose particles from the surface using a soft cloth or a gentle brush. This prevents scratches during the cleaning process.
  3. Prepare Soapy Water: Mix a small amount of mild dish soap with warm water. Use a few drops of soap in a bowl of water.
  4. Wet Cleaning: Dampen the cloth in the soapy water. Wipe the Perspex surface gently, moving in circular motions. Ensure even coverage.
  5. Rinse: Wipe the surface with a clean, damp cloth to remove soap residue.
  6. Dry with a Clean Cloth: Use a dry, clean cloth to absorb any remaining moisture. This helps prevent water spots.
  7. Polishing (Optional): If your Perspex needs extra shine, you can use an acrylic-friendly cleaner or plastic polish. Apply the product according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  8. Avoid Harsh Chemicals: Do not use abrasive cleaners, alcohol-based solutions, or paper towels, as they can damage the Perspex surface.
  9. Prevent Scratches: When wiping, be gentle to avoid scratches. Always use a clean, soft cloth.
  10. Frequent Cleaning: Regularly clean your Perspex to prevent the buildup of dirt and grime.

Remember that Perspex can scratch easily, so it’s essential to use a gentle touch and avoid abrasive materials. If you’re unsure about a cleaning product, test it on a small, inconspicuous area first.

Acrylic and Perspex are terms that are often used interchangeably, but they refer to the same material. Both are trade names for polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), a transparent thermoplastic. The primary difference lies in the use of the terms in different regions. “Acrylic” is a more general term used globally, while “Perspex” is a brand name for acrylic sheets in the United Kingdom, Australia, and a few other countries.

In summary, there is no material difference between acrylic and Perspex; they are both made from the same polymer. The distinction is mainly in the regional terminology and the association of “Perspex” with a specific brand in some parts of the world.

Acrylic, PETG (polyethylene terephthalate glycol), and polycarbonate are all types of plastic sheets, but they have distinct characteristics that make them suitable for different applications. Here are the key differences:

  1. Material Composition:
    • Acrylic (PMMA): Acrylic is a transparent thermoplastic derived from polymethyl methacrylate. It is known for its clarity, UV resistance, and optical properties.
    • PETG (Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol): PETG is a transparent thermoplastic made from the polymerisation of ethylene glycol and terephthalic acid. It is known for its toughness, chemical resistance, and recyclability.
    • Polycarbonate (PC): Polycarbonate is a transparent thermoplastic derived from bisphenol A. It is known for its impact resistance, optical clarity, and heat resistance.
  2. Strength and Impact Resistance:
    • Acrylic: Acrylic is more brittle compared to PETG and polycarbonate. While it has good impact resistance, it may be more prone to scratching and cracking.
    • PETG: PETG is known for its high impact resistance, making it more durable and less prone to cracking or breaking compared to acrylic.
    • Polycarbonate: Polycarbonate is exceptionally impact-resistant and is often used in applications where high strength and durability are crucial.
  3. Clarity:
    • Acrylic: Acrylic offers excellent optical clarity, and it is commonly used in applications where transparency is essential.
    • PETG: PETG has good optical clarity, but it may not be as clear as acrylic. It can, however, be more resistant to hazing or yellowing over time.
    • Polycarbonate: Polycarbonate provides excellent optical clarity and is known for maintaining its transparency over a wide temperature range.
  4. Applications:
    • Acrylic: Commonly used for signage, displays, windows, and decorative applications where optical clarity is important.
    • PETG: Used for packaging, medical applications, and products requiring impact resistance and clarity.
    • Polycarbonate: Suitable for applications demanding high impact resistance, such as safety glasses, bulletproof windows, and electronic components.

When choosing between acrylic, PETG, and polycarbonate, it’s essential to consider the specific requirements of your application, including clarity, impact resistance, and environmental conditions. Each material has its strengths and weaknesses, and the choice depends on the intended use.

Fabriplas offer a good range of colours in materials such as Perspex Acrylic, Foam Pvc and PVC Cladding. However, we do not stock every colour that is manufactured at our Factory.

We can bring in other colours by request from the sheet manufacturers, this is often only a minimum order of 1 sheet. Speak to one of our friendly team who will be happy to advise and quote you.

If you are lucky to live in the Northwest of England then most orders are delivered via our own vehicles direct from our factory in Bolton.

We also use a network of couriers and the post office to service the whole of the UK. Please contact a member of our team if you would like more information on how your order will be delivered.