Why should I use styrene/acrylic instead of glass?
Styrene sheets don't shatter during transit and is much lighter than glass. It's easy to work with, simply score and snap. Stryene is shatter-resistant with protective cover sheets on both sides, making it perfect for transit. Sheets of stryene are available in packs or as part of our Mixed Sheet Despatch service.
UV stabiliser in the acrylic sheets absorb many of the damaging UV wavelengths in light. To size sheets of acrylic or styrene - score it heavily, using a knife, a scoring tool or a wall cutter. Place it with the scored line up, just over the edge of the workbench and apply pressure - it will break with a bang.