What is acrylic and how does it work?
Poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) is a transparent thermoplastic, most commonly called Acrylic or Plexiglas. PMMA is the scientific name for the material derived from the chemical compound. PMMA is most commonly called Acrylic by most plastic industry professionals and individuals familiar with plastic materials.
Acrylic or (PMMA) is often used as a lightweight or shatter-resistant plastic alternative to glass. Acrylic is an economical alternative to polycarbonate (PC) when extreme strength is not necessary. Acrylic is a clear thermoplastic with about 92% transparency, making it useful in many optical applications. It is also a good electrical insulator and resistant to weathering. It is often preferred because of its moderate properties, easy handling, durability and low cost.
Acrylic has become an increasingly popular material for a variety of projects. Acrylic known for its flexibility and versatility; enables it to be used for many different projects. It’s surface is as hard as copper or brass. It is also versatile, in that it can be painted, glued, screen printed, routed, drilled, or sawed. You’ve probably encountered acrylic in your everyday life. Skylights, aquariums, dentures, and bone cement are all made of acrylic. Our Custom plastic products play to all the benefits of acrylic, while creating a product specific to our customer’s needs.