For plastic display cases, the most typical thicknesses available are 0.125 and 0.1875 inch. However, another thickness also used for these products is 0.25 inch. These products are available without or with 99.9 percent ultraviolet ray protection.
Plastic display cases are usually acrylic and come in a variety of dimensions and shapes. For example, a case can be in the shape of a cube and have dimensions, such as 10 inches by 10 inches by 10 inches and a thickness of 0.25 inches. Some are larger and come in dimensions of 26 inches by 26 inches by 8 inches and a thickness of 0.1875 inch. There are also five-sided plastic display boxes. Some display cases are custom made with features, such as hinged lids, hasps, locks or sliding lids. Acrylic is often referred to as either Plexiglas or Lucite. The main uses of acrylic or plastic cases is to display items, such as memorabilia and other collectibles in a protected space.