Acrylic – A clear plastic which resembles glass in terms of clarity but is stronger and more resilient. It can be heat bent and edges can be diamond or flame polished.
Glass Reinforced Nylon – Nylon with added glass fibres for applications requiring higher stiffness and extra strength.
HDPE & LDPE (High & Low Density Polyethylene) – A more opaque plastic than Polyethylene, HDPE is harder and stronger but LDPE is lighter and more ductile.
PE (Polyethylene or Polythene) – A versatile plastic with many variants, of which the major types are HDPE and LDPE.
PETG – Modified PET (Polyethylene Terephthalite), is a clear plastic which is tougher and more environmentally friendly than both Acrylic and PVC. It is also available in a wider range of thickness but is more expensive.
Polycarbonate – As with PETG tougher than Acrylic and similar in appearance to both but less ductile making it more difficult to work with and therefore, more expensive.
PP (Polypropylene) – A versatile plastic with good fatigue resistance and is readily coloured.
PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) – Thinner, less rigid and more flexible than acrylic but usually comes with a slight grey or blue tint and therefore, not as clear as Acrylic, PETG or Styrene.
Styrene – A lightweight clear plastic that is tougher than Acrylic and more rigid than PVC but edges can only be diamond polished.