Acrylic (SMMA)

Acrylic SMMA Resin Properties & Uses

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Material Acrylic SMMA
Chemical Name  Styrene methyl methacrylate copolymer; Styrolution
 Structure Amorphous
Opacity Clear to Opaque
Strength Tensile Strength: 725 – 9,400 psi Yield
Specific Gravity 1.05 – 1.09
Shrinkage 4.0E-3 to 4.1E-3 in/in
Melting Point 410  – 500 °F
 Deflection Temperature
  • 153°F – 198°F Unannealed
Service Temperature 500° F
Applications

Acrylic SMMA resin is most commonly used in homeware applications, as well as optical applications and displays.

Some specific applications for Acrylic SMMA resin include:

  • Water Tanks
  • Water Filters
  • Housewares
  • Optical Displays
Advantages Acrylic SMMA resin offers stiffness, toughness and durability. Its versatility and durability make it an economical solution for a variety of applications.
Disadvantages

The disadvantages of Acrylic SMMA include:

  • Low Water Absorption

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