The term "acrylic" is used for products that contain a substance derived from acrylic acid or a related compound. Most often, it is used to describe a clear, glass-like plastic known as poly(methyl) methacrylate (PMMA). PMMA, also called acrylic glass, has properties that make it a better choice for many products that might otherwise be made of glass.
Our Acrylic items are cut from acrylic sheets using a laser cutter. **If dropped, these pieces can break or shatter.
When you receive your acrylic piece, It will have a protective covering that will need to be removed to reveal the color.
*Definition taken from: http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-acrylic.htm