Polymethyl-methacrylate (PMMA) is a polymer of methyl methacrylate. This transparent thermoplastic is better known as acrylic, or by one of its popular brand names: Plexiglass. We use this to make impressive plinths.
This almost invisible plinth can carry the weight of up to 25kg in its standard configuration, but we also make bespoke acrylic plinths capable of carrying much heavier weights. We can also manufacture our acrylic products in dimensions larger than those you can calculate online. Since larger sizes often require knowledge of technical details (thickness of the material, placement of screws, knowledge of gluing technique etc.), please, do not hesitate to contact us for a cost quote and lead time on this at firstname.lastname@example.org
Acrylic is often used instead of glass, because of its obvious advantages: it is lightweight, hard to shatter, is more translucent and clearer than glass. Note that it has to be handled carefully though, since it can be scratched easier than glass. Acrylic creates a stunning floating effect for your artwork or product, visually emphasizing their characteristics and drawing people’s attention to them. It is equally beautiful used as a retail display or a museum pedestal.
We are excited to let you know that we now also make display cases and plinths from recycled Plexiglass! Greencast® has all the positive properties of standard Plexiglass/acryl, including the high degree of transparency, and is 100% recyclable. Our customers opt for this material more and more often regardless of the additional cost, because it is recyclable and sustainability is becoming increasingly important nowadays. Please, contact us to discuss various options available.