Why Use Alternative?

Whether you want a single cut piece of block, tube or rod etc, or a long-term supply we can competitively quote and provide detailed technical information

Vast Range Of Services

  • Large area bonding/laminating
  • Special structurally bonded lengths of tube
  • Bonded & sealed bases for large diameter cylinders
  • Special bonded lengths of rod Perspex Chair
  • Cutting
  • Routering
  • Chamfering
  • Shaping
  • Perfect Polishing
  • Structural bonding of massive joints
  • Cutting of discs & rings
  • Technical Advice

We like to work closely with all involved to provide a partnership where ideas can be casually discussed in a productive way.

We have a proven track record gained over 19 years supplying major companies with specialised acrylics and ancillary products. We have supplied acrylic to a wide variety of markets including point of sale, engineering and aquarium markets to name a few.

Specialising in acrylic we can give expert advice on the possibilities, design stresses, bonding, polishing, cleaning, thermoforming and other technical aspects on the use of our acrylic.


Extensive Range of products in stock – available next day via our carrier service.

Alternative Plastics dedication to the acrylic industry enables customers to buy with confidence time after time. The company is continually researching new products and services as the UK’s largest specialist acrylic supplier.


All of our products conform to RoHS standards and we have a quality assurance system in place, however we are not currently registered with ISO. 

Please click on one of the links below for more details on our quality assurance and RoHS statements.

APL Quality Assurance  ROHS Directive 2002/95/EC




Case Studies


Last month we helped one of our customers with a project to build a submarine sphere. Our customer had cast the acrylic sphere in two halves but asked us to structurally bond the two halves together.

Selfridges and Co.

In March 07 we delivered 11 tons of acrylic for 92 free standing & wall mounted directional signs for a new wayfinding system at Selfridges, for their Oxford Street store.