Recycling Polycarbonate: How, Why & Where

Acme Plastics polycarbonate panels and sheets provide a strong and lightweight option for a variety of uses and applications.  Continued environmental concerns surrounding synthetic plastics often leave customers with hesitation about investing in polycarbonate panels and sheets. The good news is some polycarbonate plastic panels are 100% recyclable, allowing you to be eco-friendly in your use. Below we will explore the details of how, why, and where to recycle your polycarbonate panels and sheets and how they actually are an environmentally responsible purchase after all!


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Plexiglass vs. Glass: Which is Better for Custom Framing?

Whether you are customizing personal family photos or original artwork, there are choices beyond your selected images. There’s the frame, the mat (or no mat), and the cover (glass vs. plexiglass). All these decisions are a matter of preference, but we’ll focus on the cover since many people are not sure whether acrylic glass or glass is better for custom framing. There are some things to consider when you are choosing between custom cut plexiglass and glass. First, know that one is not better than the other. Plexiglass and glass each have their different advantages and disadvantages. We break it down for you here so you can decide what will be best for your custom framing project.

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How to Insulate Plexiglass Windows to Keep Energy Bills Down

With energy bills skyrocketing, everyone is looking for ways to save. Making sure that your home is energy efficient can help to keep your monthly household bills under control. One way to conserve energy—and get the most bang for your buck—is to install plexiglass windows throughout your house.

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5 Plexiglass Use Cases in Manufacturing

Plexiglass sheets can be utilized in a multitude of ways in the manufacturing industry. Plexiglass is a versatile material that can do everything from protecting manufacturing workers by providing them with a durable, shatter-resistant plastic to make vital products that may help increase productivity and safeguard public health. Plexiglass sheets are available in a variety of thicknesses and is commonly sold in sheets, rods and tubes. One of the most stand out qualities that it offers is its versatility and moldability to fit nearly any application, which is vital in the manufacturing industry. According to piedmontplastics, “Whether you’re manufacturing need requires strength, longevity, or clarity, plexiglass offers numerous advantages over other materials. High among those advantages is its versatility in that it is featured in multiple applications.” In the blog post below, we will explore so the most common use cases for PLEXIGLASS within the manufacturing industry and how plexiglass can offer a long-lasting, cost-effective solution for your next project. Continue reading 5 Plexiglass Use Cases in Manufacturing

Repurposing Plexiglass in Our Post-Pandemic Life

Since the year of 2020, our nation has been in a serious search for the best protection against the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Grocery stores, nail salons, schools, office spaces, hospitals, and retail shops alike were all looking for the perfect solution to safeguard against the spread of this seemingly deadly virus. As it turns out, plexiglass was the leading contender when it came to building barriers and protective shields for public spaces. According to an article from, “Before the virus, demand for such plastics had been decreasing, as innovation allowed for thinner sheets in appliances such as TVs. As demand spikes, there’s a need for a sustainable, recyclable and ultimately circular option.” However, in today’s climate, millions of pieces of plexiglass sold to businesses and private establishments to create safer environments for this anxiety-ridden time, it leaves many of us to wonder what will happen to all these plexiglass shields and barriers when the pandemic is finally over? Below we explore possible ways to repurpose and upcycle plexiglass barriers and shields for life after the pandemic.

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