What is an acrylic table?
An acrylic table is a coffee table, side or end table & nested tables that have been manufactured from acrylic.
Acrylic is a transparent thermoplastic homopolymer similar to polycarbonate in that it is often used as an alternative to glass – it is scratch resistant, virtually shatterproof and lightweight. Acrylic is strong & sturdy – perfect for use in tables for interiors and exteriors.
Its versatility has seen acrylic used in lots of different ways – from false nails to protection barriers, shop displays to roofing, the uses are almost limitless.
Acrylic is often known by its commercial names such as Plexiglass, Lucite and Perspex.
It was first produced in 1928 and was brought to market five years later by Rohm and Haas Company. It is generally considered one of the clearest plastics on the market.
More about acrylic tables
One of the advantages of acrylic is that it can be formed into almost any shape without weakening its strength. It is increasingly used in the design and manufacture of furniture for homes or offices. Manufactured in an almost endless range of colours and finishes it offers endless possibilities for furniture designers. Acrylic tables have proved very popular as they are often lighter than wooden tables, and safer than glass tables while keeping glass’s light transmitting qualities. Clear acrylic tables are designed to make the most of any available light.
Are acrylic tables recyclable?
Yes. At Love it. Own It we make our acrylic tables from Perspex®. They comply with all regulations in the manufacture of their products and work hard to minimise the impact of manufacturing on the environment. You can find out more here
Acrylic can be recycled & the resulting recycled acrylic used in lots of new applications and products including soundproof windows and doors, baby incubators, medical and surgical devices, lamps, chandeliers, street lamps, LED lightboxes, signage, exhibitions and in cars, trains and other vehicles, doors and windows.
Your acrylic table can be recycled through your usual Local Authority recycling programme – either as part of a regular collection or taken to a nearby recycling plant. If you have any questions about how to recycle your table contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org