Plastim Acrylic

Acrylic

Overview

Acrylic is polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), which is sold under the brand names of Plexiglas, Lucite, Perspex, and Crystallite. PMMA is a tough, highly transparent material with excellent resistance to ultraviolet radiation and weathering. It can be coloured, moulded, cut, drilled, and formed.

Benefits:

High hardness.
Good weather resistance.
High clarity.
Good chemical resistance.
Good impact resistance.
High heat resistance.
Good UV resistance.

Weaknesses:

Poor solvent resistance.
Subject to stress cracking.
Low continuous service temperature.
Flexible grades unavailable.
Poor impact resistance.

Applications:

Its major uses are due to its transparency:
Windows.
Aircraft canopies.
Car light casings.
Furniture.
Table tops.
Sign boards.
Windshields.
Incubators.
Security shields.