The material you are looking for is known in industry as G-10. It is a
fiberglass and epoxy composite material. It is green in color and it
is a thermoset plastic, meaning that once the epoxy has cured, there
is no possibility of reshaping the material by heating to soften, such
as is possible with Thermoplastics such as acrylic(Plexiglas), ABS and
The most likely place to find this material will be an industrial
plastics supply center such as Cadillac Plastics or Commercial
Plastics, as well as many others. Look in your yellow pages under:
Plastics-Rods, Tubes, Sheets.
I recommend you have the supply center cut this material to size for
you. Speaking from many years of experience of sawing and sanding
this material, you do not want the glass fibers on your skin. It will
cause you considerable itching discomfort. You also don’t want to
breath the dust generated …not good for the lungs. If you however
must saw or sand this material to achieve your desired results, please
take the following precautions: 1) use a good quality respirator mask
over your nose and mouth 2) wear safety glasses with side shields or
better yet: a full face shield 3) wear a long sleeve shirt to limit
the exposure to your forarms 4) go to a Boat Supply/Repair
shop…they sell a cream that can be applied to the skin to protect
against irritation from the fiberglass.
By the way, this material is usually available in thicknesses from
about .015" to several inches.
Let me know if you need any further help. Best regards