What is the difference between acrylic and glass?

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What is the difference between acrylic and glass?

Acrylic, often referred to as plastic or plexiglass, is a great alternative to glass for picture frames.

Acrylic is half the weight and much stronger than glass. It is also 18 times more impact resistant than typical glass. This makes acrylic the perfect choice for areas with high traffic or where safety and ease of handling are a concern.

Unlike glass, acrylic will not shatter when dropped. Acrylic may crack into large pieces but the edges are much less sharp than those of broken glass. Another advantage of acrylic over glass is its UV filtering properties that protect your artwork and pictures from fading. Like acrylic, glass will protect against dust and scratches but it can't protect against the harmful UV rays.

Learn more about picture framing with acrylic with our video below.

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