Laser engraving on acrylic

Acrylic: material that fuses durability, versatility and aesthetics

Acrylic, also known as polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), is a material that has gained popularity in various industries due to its unique properties:

  • It is resistant to most chemicals and weathering, meaning it does not easily degrade when exposed to sunlight, rain, or even harsh chemicals. This is especially useful in industrial environments where nameplates may be exposed to harsh conditions.
  • It has excellent optical transparency, superior to that of glass, which allows clear visibility of the texts or graphics engraved on it. This transparency is maintained even when the acrylic is colored, allowing for a wide range of design options.
  • It is thermoplastic, which means it can be heated and reformed multiple times without losing its chemical properties. This allows great flexibility in the design and manufacture of signs and nameplates.
  • It is a material with attractive aesthetics due to its crystalline transparency, its ability to maintain its color and shine, and its ability to imitate the appearance of other materials such as steel or aluminum plates.

These properties make acrylic a material especially valued in the field of signage and in the creation of machinery identification plates.

Acrylic for signage

In the field of signage, acrylic has become a preferred option due to its durability, versatility, and attractive aesthetics. Unlike other materials, acrylic does not fade over time, ensuring signs remain clear and legible for a long time.

Additionally, acrylic is easy to shape and cut into a variety of shapes and sizes, allowing for great flexibility in sign design. Its smooth, shiny surface also offers a professional, polished appearance that enhances the image of any space.

Two-layer acrylic for machinery identification plates

When it comes to machinery nameplates, acrylic offers several advantages. Firstly, its resistance to weather and chemicals makes it ideal for use in industrial environments. Additionally, acrylic plates are easy to clean, which helps maintain the legibility of the plate information.

In particular, two-layer acrylic has excelled in this field. This material consists of two layers of acrylic: a colored top layer and a bottom layer that can be a different color. When the top layer is etched, the color of the bottom layer is revealed, creating a contrast that makes text or graphics easily visible. The black/silver combination is especially popular due to its similarity to steel and aluminum plates. This aesthetic similarity, combined with the lightness and resistance of acrylic, makes it an excellent modern alternative to traditional metal plates.