How to remove static from acrylic sheets?
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Chris Deziel has a bachelor's degree in physics and a master's degree in humanities. Besides having an abiding interest in popular science, Deziel has been active in the building and home design trades since 1975. As a landscape builder, he helped establish two gardening companies.
Clear acrylic has many advantages over glass as a covering for framed pictures or as a window. It is more optically pure than most types of glass, which often have a noticeable greenish tint. It can be manufactured with additives to make it UV-resistant and to reduce glare, and perhaps most importantly, it does not shatter like glass. Acrylic does have a disadvantage, however. It is a good electrical insulator with a high surface resistivity and develops a static charge on the surface that attracts lint and other small particles. You can reduce static build-up with simple techniques.