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Explain in detail what material is acrylic and the performance characteristics of acrylic

What material is acrylic? In fact, acrylic is a kind of plexiglass, and its chemical name is polymethylmethacrylate. In Hong Kong, this material is also called acrylic. Some friends who say plexiglass may misunderstand that it is a kind of glass. In fact, it is a kind of plastic. Acrylic sheet is a thermoplastic, which has good plasticity and a delicate and beautiful appearance. Next, the editor will give you a detailed explanation of what material acrylic is and the performance characteristics of acrylic.

What material is acrylic

Acrylic is also called PMMA or Acrylic. They are all called acrylic in English, which is actually plexiglass when translated. The chemical name is polymethyl methacrylate. It is an important thermoplastic that has been developed earlier. It has good transparency, chemical stability and weather resistance, easy to dye, easy to process, and beautiful in appearance. It has a wide range of applications in the construction industry. Plexiglass products can generally be divided into cast plates, extruded plates and molding compounds.

Acrylic performance characteristics

1. It has crystal-like transparency, light transmittance above 92%, soft light, clear vision, and acrylic colored with dyes has a good color development effect.

2. Acrylic sheet has excellent weather resistance, high surface hardness and surface gloss, and good high temperature performance.

3. Acrylic sheet has good processing performance, which can be thermoformed or mechanically processed.

4. Transparent acrylic sheet has a light transmittance comparable to glass, but the density is only half that of glass. In addition, it is not as fragile as glass, and even if it is broken, it will not form sharp fragments like glass.

5. The abrasion resistance of acrylic sheet is close to that of aluminum, it has good stability and is resistant to corrosion by various chemicals.

6. Acrylic sheet has good printability and sprayability. The use of appropriate printing and spraying techniques can give acrylic products an ideal surface decoration effect.

Acrylic application field

1. Architectural applications: shop windows, soundproof doors and windows, lighting shades, telephone booths, etc.

2. Advertising applications: light boxes, signs, signs, display racks, etc.

3. Transportation applications: doors and windows of trains, cars, etc.

4. Medical applications: baby incubators, various surgical medical appliances, civilian products: bathroom facilities, handicrafts, cosmetics, brackets, aquariums, etc.

5. Industrial application: instrument surface plate and protective cover, etc.

6. Lighting applications: fluorescent lamps, chandeliers, street lampshades, etc.

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