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Acrylic and Glass Shelves / Overview

Features and Benefits

The Acrylic and Glass Shelves are specifically designed and fabricated for use with cable/rod suspension systems or wall mounted shelf supports. They are available in few popular sizes, shapes and edge finishes. Acrylic shelves come in clear or frost as standard — custom sizes and finishes such as green-edge, matte white, or satin color are also available upon request. Glass shelves are available in 3/16 inch thick clear tempered glass with pencil polished edges and 3/8 inch thick clear tempered glass with flat polished edges. Glass shelves are supplied in standard stock sizes only.

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Sleek and Unobtrusive

The acrylic and glass suspended shelves are elegant and unobtrusive. They are sleek in appearance and great at maximizing the light and space of your product display area. Ideal for displaying collectibles, promotional products, or lightweight merchandise in store windows,  interiors, or inside glass cabinets…

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Customizable and Versatile

The display equipment used for suspending acrylic and glass shelves can be easily adjusted or re-configured so shelves can move and lock in desired position at any height. Can be mounted to walls, suspended from ceiling-to-floor on cables/rods, or suspended inside modular display stands…

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Quick and Easy to Install

Use cable/rod suspension systems to hang acrylic and glass shelves at desired position or design scheme. Suspend several shelves on cables/rods spaced at the same width, to be positioned side by side or one above the other. Cable/rod mounting hardware is sold separately…

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Tailored to Your Needs

Acrylic and glass shelves are available in few standard sizes such as 8″ x 24″, 8″ x 32″, 14″ x 14″, 14″ x 24″, and 14″ x 36″. Other styles, sizes, thicknesses, and finishes are also available upon request…

Acrylic Shelf Properties

Strength and Safety

Acrylic is more impact resistant than glass. If subjected to impact beyond the limit of its resistance, it does not shatter into small slivers but breaks into comparatively large pieces. Unfortunately, when it comes to weight bearing acrylic is not as rigid as the glass and continuous heavy loads may cause deformation or stress crazing. Acrylic is a combustible thermoplastic. Precautions should be taken to protect the material from flames and high heat sources. Acrylic usually burns rapidly to completion if not extinguished. The products of combustion, if sufficient air is present, are carbon dioxide and water. However, in many fires sufficient air will not be available and toxic carbon monoxide will be formed, as it is from other combustible materials.

Cleaning and Handling

The primary issue with maintaining acrylic is the use of inappropriate cleaning agents. It’s crucial to avoid cleaners that contain ammonia, such as Fantastik, Tilex, Windex, or Clorox, as these can damage your acrylic item. For safe cleaning, opt for mild soap and water or products specifically formulated for acrylic care, like Craftics, Novus, or other anti-static cleaners and polishes designed for plastics. When cleaning, use microfiber disposable low-lint cloths made for acrylic and plastic surfaces to avoid scratches. Never attempt to clean acrylic with a dry cloth or your hand. Incorrect cleaning agents can cause immediate or delayed damage to acrylic products, including weakening of structural joints and cracking. Additionally, handle acrylic with care during installation to prevent cracking from drops.

Product Limitations

Acrylic is not as rigid as glass or metals. Large, flat acrylic sheets, if insufficiently supported, may deform permanently due to continuous loads or even their own weight. Acrylic sheet can be used at temperatures from -30°F (-34°C) up to +190°F (+88°C), depending on the application. It is recommended that temperatures not exceed 160°F (71°C) for continuous service, or 190°F (88°C) for short, intermittent use. Components should not be exposed to high heat sources such as high wattage incandescent lamps, unless the finished product is ventilated to permit the dissipation of heat. Acrylic sheet is a combustible thermoplastic. Precautions should be taken to protect this material from flames and high heat sources.

Acrylic/Plastic Cleaning Kit

Cleaner & Polisher — cleans and brightens acrylic and all hard plastic surfaces. Leaves a shiny polished surface that resists dust and fingerprints. Contains no abrasives or harsh chemicals. Cleans, glazes, and eliminates static charge all in one operation. Recommended for: Acrylic, Plexiglass, Lexan, Vinyl, Glass, and all hard plastics. Use disposable or reusable cleaning cloths… Shop Now ❯

Glass Shelf Properties

Strength and Safety

Tempered (toughened) glass is two or more times stronger than annealed glass. Safety comes from strength and from a unique fracture pattern. When broken, it shatters into small, relatively harmless fragments that help prevent injuries. This phenomenon called “dicing,” markedly reduces the likelihood of major injury to people as there are no jagged edges or sharp shards. Fully tempered glass is used in many applications because of its safety characteristics.

Cleaning and Handling

Tempered glass should receive the same care as annealed glass. Unfortunately, familiarity with the greatly improved strength of tempered glass may mislead people to exert less care in handling it. Careless handling and improper installation sometimes produce edge damage. Delayed breakage can ensue when edge-damaged tempered glass is subjected to a moderate thermal of mechanical stress. Full penetration of the compression layer will likely produce instantaneous total fragmentation of tempered glass. Hence, tempered glass cannot be cut or modified following heat treatment.

We offer a diverse range of standard display kits designed to simplify your selection process. Our solutions are cost-effective, stylish, and ideal for showcasing products, collectibles, art, and much more. Each display option provides versatility and can be effortlessly adjusted to accommodate any changes or updates…

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