Acrylic tubes retains the workability of acrylic sheet but in tube form. There are two methods used in the manufacture of acrylic tube:
Extruded Acrylic Tube
Extruded acrylic tube provides an economical alternative to the higher quality finish of cast acrylic tube, but is limited to a maximum diameter of 300mm due to the requirement of a volume manufacturing run.
Cast Acrylic Tube
Cast acrylic tube provides a highly polished, display quality optical finish. Cast acrylic tube is manufactured in lower volumes allowing for outside diameters of up to 650mm+.
Acrylic tube is commonly referred to as:
- Perspex tube
- Plexiglas tube
- Acrillic tube
- Clear plastic tube