Perspex Distribution (PDL) has praised its UK manufacturing supply chain for its continued product innovation, growing the availability of locally sourced rigid-substrate solutions for its UK retail fabrication customers. Boasting a unique portfolio of UK made materials, PDL has seen a recent growth in demand for UK produced substrates.


Supporting recent research by business group Made in Britain, stating that three-quarters of businesses are more likely to buy British to boost the economy post pandemic, PDL have continued to expand their range of UK produced solutions. Distributing sheet products for the UK’s only manufacturers of materials such as Perspex® cast acrylic and Alupanel aluminium composite, PDL are the go to specialist suppliers for businesses sourcing UK made substrates.  

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PDL customers have benefited with a continual evolution of new products within the Alupanel range including the recent launch of a fire retardant AlupanelFR, a new Signal White paint finish for print substrates and Multishield magnetic panels meeting industry demands for niche display solutions.

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Alupanel producers, Multipanel UK, have demonstrated continual investment in sector leading technology to enhance their capabilities with a second production line added to greatly increase production capacity and a multi-million pound in-house recycling plant at their Kent factory. 

PDL form part of the UK manufacturing group of for Perspex® acrylic. Produced in Lancashire since 1934, Perspex® acrylic is one of the most recognisable UK brands in fabrication. Recently, production of clear Perspex® acrylic was increased by 300% to meet unprecedented demand for Covid-19 protective screens. More recently, as demand returns for signage, display and commercial fabrication once again, production of hundreds of Perspex® colours continue.  

Perspex Distribution Marketing Manager, Luke Martyn says, “Being UK manufacturers, our customer base understand the benefits of sourcing products originating locally with the same rigorous standards as themselves. Using a UK supply chain where possible ensures optimum quality control from raw material to end products as well as fast availability for special requirements – a key benefit when customers are specifying bespoke projects. In a competitive manufacturing  supply market it is important for companies to offer something different – at PDL, we have always been proud of our focus on UK manufacturing and we are excited about bringing even more UK products to market very soon.“  

In addition to Perspex® acrylic and aluminium composite, PDL customers benefit from a full range of substrates produced in the UK including Polycarbonate, PET, PETG, PVC Foam and Solid PVC.