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In search of a lightweight, translucent substitute for glass, Mary Boone Wellington developed LightBlocks®, a patented, light transmitting medium that can be adapted for different applications. Lightblocks® are made from acrylic or polycarbonate. Acrylic is a good choice for most LightBlocks® applications. Acrylic sheets are light, clear, and weather well. They are available in standard thicknesses up to 3’’ and custom thicknesses up to 12 ’’. Polycarbonate is more flexible and impact resistant than acrylic. It has a class 1 fire rating in certain thicknesses, making it suitable for use when fire code restrictions are severe.
Applications of LightBlocks® include partitions, ceilings, furniture, doors, lighting fixtures, flooring and sculptures.