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Acrylic and its uses

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Acrylic was first developed and sold in the first half of the 20th century. It is a transparent material that provides a good substitute for glass. Between acrylic and glass acrylic is the less dense of the two, and it has higher impact strength than glass, making it lighter and safer. Acrylic is ideal for interior design, as it is not as brittle as glass and does not shatter; so many furniture manufacturing companies have taken to using it in their furniture designs. This also allows them to use acrylic to make their products look modern and futuristic, though acrylic furniture can be designed to suit any style or requirement.

One of acrylic’s interesting properties is the way it allows light to pass through it. Acrylic transmits more light than glass does, so properly designed and crafted acrylic art can look like jewels under both artificial and natural lighting. Acrylic designers have been sculpting acrylic into amazing pieces of art for some time now, and they have taken full advantage of the material’s versatility and its light transmitting properties in order to make pieces that are now proudly on display in homes, workplaces, and even at art gallery exhibits. Acrylic sculptures and pieces of art such as this come in a range of designs from simple flowers to simply amazing, futuristic designs. On occasion special lighting techniques are used to make the acrylic shine and sparkle, making a piece of art you won’t soon forget.

Acrylic art is relatively easy to maintain, despite its fragile appearance. Dust and marks such as fingerprints can be removed with a clean flannel clot, but dirt on frosted acrylic surfaces can be cleaned off with some mild soap, window cleaning spray and dishwasher soap are likely to damage the sculpture however, and ideally cleaning materials specially made to clean acrylics should be used. Scratches can easily be removed from acrylic designs; just another on a long list of its amazing properties.



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