Live-edge Perspex

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Live-edge Perspex
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This fluorescent square of plastic is described as ‘live-edged’ because the edges of the material glow under ambient light as if it has its own internal light source. The light is created inside the material by fluroescent dye. It is known as a ‘light-gathering’ acrylic because the live edge is a result of the extruded sheet gathering light from all over its volume which is then refracted internally and emitted wherever it has been cut. In this case, the laser-cut edges glow, but if you were to engrave the surface of this material, it would also glow. The polymer contains fluorescent dyes to create this effect.

Sample ID: 71

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Solid
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Donated by
Angela Palmer
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Polymers
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Fluorescent | Polymer | Rigid | Plastic | Acrylic | Perspex | Orange | Light-gathering | Square | Ultraviolet | Live-edged | Glow | Refraction

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