The comparison of virgin acrylic sheet and recycled acrylic sheet
Ways of easy identification of the recycled acrylic sheet:
SEE: the appearance is yellow, especially from the section view.
TOUCH: the surface scratches easily.
SMELL: recycled acrylic sheet have bad smell strongly when in stock, bad smell when cutting, odor smell, bubble and black smoke when burning.
Hot forming process is easily deformed, bubbles.
Paint and ink sensitive, easy to crazing and cracking.
Easy to turn yellow after lighting.
Insoluble, easy to crack.
|Virgin material sheet||Recycled material sheet|
|Excellent UV resistance, at least 5 years not fade from yellowing.||Poor in anti UV, become yellowish easily, as well as fade and crack|
|Transparency more than 92%||Transparency less than 80%|
|Clear at section and keep original after fabrication||It turns yellowish at the section. Although the recycled acrylic with whitener it still becomes yellowish after a short term.|
|No bad smell||It becomes yellowish quickly after processing, comes out heavy smell and easy to crack|
|Good weather resistance||Bad weather resistance|
|Well protected by high quality packing or masking paper||Packaging and protective film or paper grade is poor|