When it comes to choosing the right material for your project, it’s essential to understand the key differences between popular options like acrylic sheets and PVC foam boards. In this post, we’ll explore the main differences in terms of compositions, performance and uses, to help you make an informed decision and select the best material for your specific needs.

  1. Different compositions

Acrylic Sheets is a type of Polymeric Methyl Methacrylate (PMMA) board, which is polymerized from the Methyl Methacrylate (MMA). Or it is made by extruding acrylic particles through an extruder. Previously, the board was commonly referred to as organic glass.

PVC board polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic is a polymer formed by free radical polymerization of vinyl chloride monomers. PVC can be divided into soft PVC and hard PVC. Hard PVC accounts for approximately two-thirds of the market, while soft PVC accounts for one-third.

Acrylic Sheets
  1. Different performance

Mechanical properties PVC has high hardness and mechanical properties. And it increases with the increase of molecular weight, but decreases with the increase of temperature. Hard PVC has good mechanical properties, with an elastic modulus of up to 1500-3000MPa. The elasticity of soft PVC is 1.5-15 MPa. But the elongation at break is as high as 200%-450%. The friction of PVC is average, with a static friction coefficient of 0.4-0.5 and a dynamic friction coefficient of 0.23.

Acrylic has a crystal like transparency, with a light transmittance of over 92%. The light is soft and the vision is clear. Acrylic colored with dyes has good color development effects. Acrylic board has excellent weather resistance, high surface hardness and gloss, as well as good high-temperature performance. Acrylic plates have good processing performance, which can be either hot formed or mechanically processed.

PVC Foam Boards
  1. Different uses

Acrylic is the best new material for manufacturing sanitary ware after ceramics. Compared with traditional ceramic materials, acrylic not only has unparalleled high brightness, but also has the following advantages: good toughness, not easily damaged; It is highly restorative and can be cleaned by dipping soft foam into toothpaste; The texture is soft, and there is no cold and piercing feeling in winter; Vivid colors.

The hard PVC extruded sheet is produced by the world’s advanced CM80 conical twin screw extrusion production line imported from the Cincinnati Mirakron company in Austria. The product quality is first-class, and the colors are generally gray and white. PVC colored hard boards can also be produced according to customer needs, with bright colors and elegant aesthetics.

Both acrylic sheets and PVC foam boards offer unique advantages in terms of compositions, performance and uses. Acrylic sheets are the go-to choice for projects requiring transparency and a glossy finish, while PVC foam boards excel in water-resistant applications and are incredibly lightweight. Understanding these differences will help you choose the best material for your specific project requirements, ensuring a successful outcome and long-lasting performance. Choose SHIDAI product as your first choice, we provide amazing products, not only PVC foam boards and acrylic sheets, we also provide polycarbonate sheets, etc. Contact us.

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