Acrylic (PMMA) Resin Characteristics & Uses
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|Chemical Name||Polymethyl Methacrylate (Acrylic); Akrylon®; Altuglassup>®; Lucitesup>®; Perspexsup>®; Plazcrylsup>®; Plexiglassup>®; Oroglassup>®; Polycasa Acrylsup>®; Polycasa XTsup>®|
|Opacity||Clear to Opaque|
|Strength||Tensile Strength: 5,420-10,700 PSI Yield|
|Specific Gravity||1.14 to 1.20|
|Shrinkage||0.4 to 1.2%|
|Applications||Acrylic PMMA resin is used in applications requiring excellent optical, light transmittance and weatherability. It is often used in optical applications, lighting applications, as well as surface finish & scratch finish-resistant applications.|
Some specific applications for Acrylic PMMA resin include:
|Advantages||Acrylic PMMA resin serves as an economical alternative to polycarbonate when extreme strength is not required.|
It offers a high refractive index and outstanding light transmissibility. In fact, white light transmittance can be as high as 95%.
Acrylic PMMA also demonstrates the greatest surface hardness of any plastic. It also provides excellent clarity, surface finish, dimensional stability, weatherability and high impact strength.
|Disadvantages||The disadvantages of Acrylic PMMA include:|