PLEXIGLAS® is especially light, sturdy and can protect sensitive exhibits from over 99% of ultraviolet rays.
PLEXIGLAS® is completely clear and is therefore extremely faithful in terms of colour reproduction. Artworks can realise their full visual potential. Due to possible electrostatic charges, it is unsuitable for works with powdered pigments – for example paste chalk, charcoal, red chalk or pencil. Traces might be seen on the pane as impurities.
PLEXIGLAS® Gallery UV 100 is available in three types with different properties. There is brilliant glass and glass which is matted on one side. There is also scratchproof brilliant glass with a treated surface on one side. This offers greater protection against scratches, abrasions and chemicals.
PLEXIGLAS® is a 3 millimetre thick acrylic glass. It weighs less than mineral glass and is softer, hence more susceptible to scratches. Its edges are blunt even if unpolished and therefore present no risk of injury.
Before use, remove the protective film from both sides. If you choose brilliant scratchproof PLEXIGLAS®, the scratchproof surface is clearly marked on delivery.
It is advisable to use an antistatic cleaning agent for plastics and a soft cleaning cloth. You can also clean the sensitive PLEXIGLAS® surfaces with water.
PLEXIGLAS® = reg. trademark of Röhm GmbH, Darmstadt.
Comparison: Glass for picture frames
Top: Brilliant glass, Middel: Matt/anti-reflective glass, Bottom: Non-reflecting glass for museum