Acrylic (SMMA)

Acrylic (SMMA) Resin Characteristics & Uses

Acrylic (SMMA) Applications:

Plastic Molded Concepts can use Acrylic (SMMA) for a wide variety of molding services, including: 

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Acrylic (SMMA) Material Data Sheet

MaterialAcrylic SMMA
Chemical Name Styrene methyl methacrylate copolymer; Styrolution
OpacityClear to Opaque
StrengthTensile Strength: 725-9,400 psi Yield
Specific Gravity1.05-1.09
Shrinkage4.0E-3 to 4.1E-3 in/in
Melting Point410-500 °F
Deflection Temperature153°F -198°F Unannealed
Service Temperature500°F
ApplicationsAcrylic 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

AdvantagesAcrylic SMMA resin offers stiffness, toughness and durability. Its versatility and durability make it an economical solution for a variety of applications.
DisadvantagesThe disadvantages of Acrylic SMMA include:

  • Low Water Absorption