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What is acrylic plastic?

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May 06, 2014 3:27PM

Noncrystalline thermoplastic that can come in many colours, weather and shatter resistant. It is used in many things such as acrylic nails, airplane canopies, display fixtures, advertising sign models, toys, light fittings, safety shields for machinery and many other useful items. i am the best

Acrylic plastic refers to a family of synthetic, or man-made, plastic materials containing one or more derivatives of acrylic acid. The most common acrylic plastic 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 colored, molded, cut, drilled, and formed. These properties make it ideal for many applications including airplane windshields, skylights, automobile taillights, and outdoor signs. One notable application is the ceiling of the Houston Astrodome which is composed of hundreds of double-insulating panels of PMMA acrylic plastic.