Acrylic Perspex® is a man-made plastic that is produced in large sheets and then laser cut to the required dimensions. It is lightweight, strong and relatively inexpensive, making it our most popular choice as a base material for social distancing screens.
Safety glass or ‘tempered’ glass, is glass that has undergone an intense process of firing in high heat before being cooled rapidly to create a finished product 4-5 times stronger than normal glass.
In terms of clarity, Perspex is actually clearer than glass for effective communication, however, this increased clarity can highlight the fact that an acrylic panel is not real glass. For a more traditional look, tempered glass looks and feels more luxurious, which can also be seen in the smooth, curved corners.