Where normal mirror is unsuitable or impractical, acrylic, HIPS, polycarbonate or ACP (aluminium composite) can be supplied with a reflective surface. Suitable for a range of budgets and needs, each material offers different strengths in both application and inherent attributes.
Mirror acrylic is often the solution for thicker grade mirror (that doesn’t require a high impact resistance). A primer backing is coated to acrylic to produce the mirrored surface. Acrylic mirror is a cheaper alternative to that of polycarbonateand is available in a silver finish and various colours including gold, grey, green, amber, blue, bronze, red and purple.
For security purposes, hospital installations or child care, mirror polycarbonate provides an ideal solution to normal mirror. Only half the weight of glass and aided by its UK class 1 fire rating, polycarbonate is the go to material for problematic installations. Mirror polycarbonate is sold in a standard silver finish.