Mica, also known as Acrylic plastic, or organic glass, is a transparent and flexible plastic with 1/2 density as compared to glass and 98% of light penetration (for 3mm mica).
Mica is also a transparent thermoplastic with varied colors, thus has gradually been used to replace glass.
In fact, Mica is a trademark of a Taiwanese manufacturer of PMMA sheets, and Acrylic sheets. In European countries, Mica sheets are often called Plexiglas. Plexiglas is a trademark of Evonik, a German PMMA sheet manufacturer, and this is also the first PMMA trademark in the world to be marketed in 1933.
There are many types of mica (Acrylic Sheet) on the market nowadays, each with different properties. Classified by origin, we have the 3 most popular types of mica. Read this article to find out with Livas:
Taiwan Acrylic Plastic
Taiwan mica is a heat-resistant, good-strength plastic that won’t yellow due to weather.
Taiwan mica is transparent, easy to polish, and becomes glittering and eye-catching after edge polishing.
Signboards using Taiwan mica are ensured with high-class appearance and great aesthetics that no other mica materials can match.
You can be assured that Taiwan mica is free of BPA, a cancer agent, and not mixed with impurities that are unsafe for users’ health.
China Acrylic Plastic
China Mica has very poor heat resistance, easy to crack, low life expectancy, poor durability, and is also susceptible to color change when exposed to light.
As it is prone to cracking, China mica is very difficult to machine, in such a way that only a slight impact may affect the entire sheet, which causes unexpected damage.
The color of China mica sheets is often uneven, or mixed with impurities, for example, a white mica sheet may still look a bit blue. Signboards requiring great aesthetics and quality cannot use Chinese mica.
Japan Acrylic Plastic
Japan Acrylic plastic shares the same properties and advantages as Taiwan Acrylic plastics, however, it is added with another outstanding feature of high UV resistance, as such comes with higher durability.
Thanks to this feature, Japan Mica (Acrylic) plastic sheets are preferred by many advertisers for their outdoor signboards, cover roofs, etc. in places receiving direct sunlight.
Japan mica is manufactured according to UL94 fireproof standards, along with various ROHS safety standards, and is free of harmful substances, so it is safe for users.
Application of acrylic plastics in manufacturing advertising signboards
With outstanding features such as high gloss, flexibility, diverse colors, various thickness, and great aesthetics, etc., Mica has become the No. 1 material in the construction of advertising signboards. Mica is also an effective material for beautiful and impressive designs. The current applications of mica sheets also vary:
LED box signs, advertising signboards, name plates, menus, commemorative medals, …
Partition decors, wall decors, display stall
Mica embossed LED signboards
Home interior decors