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What are some advantages of clear acrylic shelves?

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Some advantages of clear acrylic shelves include having a modern appearance, being more lightweight and easy to install, and not shattering if the shelf falls off the wall. Clear acrylic shelves also provide some interesting display benefits.

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A major benefit to using clear acrylic shelves is that displaying items on them creates an interesting appearance. Due to the transparency of the shelves, adding lighting to the shelves or the room they are in makes for an illuminated appearance of all items. If the plastic shelves have a small amount of color, that color becomes illuminated throughout the room.

These acrylic shelves are very durable and can hold heavier items. If there is an incident wherein the shelf is knocked off the wall, it won’t shatter, dent or break like many other shelving materials. While it is durable, the acrylic material is also lightweight. This makes it easy to handle and hang the shelves anywhere without much assistance.

Clear acrylic shelves are typically transparent, but can also come with a frosted or smoky appearance, as well as many different colors. The shelves are made from thermoplastic polymethyl methacrylate. Some of the trade names for this type of shelving material are Lucite, Plexiglas and Acrylite.

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