Regular glass vs Optium Museum Acrylic

TruVue OPTIUM® Museum Acrylic

Tru vue optiun museum acrylic
Product Reference Code: TV OA

Trusted by the world’s most renowned museums, this state-of-the-art glazing boasts a virtually invisible anti-reflective coating allowing viewers to see the finest details in crystal clear color neutrality, while its UV-filtering, abrasion resistant acrylic, and anti-static coating offer uncompromising protection and preservation.

Tru Vue Optium Museum Acrylic is available in:

  • Cut to size - let us cut, wrap and deliver your Optium Museum Acrylic ready for the frame. 
  • By the sheet 

Tru Vue FAQs

20 years old


  • Virtually eliminates reflections
  • Blocks up to 99% of UV rays in the 300 - 380nm range
  • Optimal light transmission protects and brightens colors
  • Anti-static protection that immediately dissipates static
  • Durable hard coat protects against scratches
  • Shatter resistance safeguards against injury and damage to artwork
  • Cleans like glass – no special cleaners needed
  • Proprietary coating is engineered for permanence


  • Framing or display cases for cultural heritage and fine art collections
  • Traveling exhibits
  • Static sensitive materials including textiles charcoals and pastels
  • Oversized works
  • Irreplaceable works of art
  • Shadowboxes for displaying objects, including family heirlooms or personal mementos
  • Framing for earthquake prone or high traffic areas where safety is a concern


  • Passes Photographic Activity Test (PAT) ISO 18916
  • Meets ISO 18902 section 3.9
  • <1.0E+12 Surface Resistivity (Ohms/square)
  • Passes Outgassing Oddy Test
  • Passes Humidity Resistance MIL-C-48497A para
  • Passes RoHS Compliance ASTM B117-03
  • Passes Corrosion Resistance (Salt Fog) ASTM B117-03 & B368-03 & B368-97
  • Passes Coating Adhesion (Snap Tape) MIL-C-48497A para
  • Passes Solubility MIL-C-48497A
  • Accelerated Aging 2000 hours (~100 years) of Q-sun Xenon Arc Testing at exposure intensity of 100,000 lux properties remain unchanged
  • Conservation Grade Protection
  • ISO 18902 Photo Safe, Safe for Friable Materials

Technical Info

  • Cutting - Use a circular saw with special blade designed for cutting plastic
  • Framing - Either side
  • UV filtration -  >99% (in the 300 - 380nm range)
  • Light reflection - 1%
  • Weight - 3mm - 3.36kg / m2 - 4.5mm - 5.5kg / m- 6mm - 7.2kg / m2
  • Maximum sheet size - 3048mm x 1830mm / 120" x 72"
  • Maximum sheet thickness - 6mm