Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Poly (Methyl Methacrylate)

  • A transparent thermoplastic which is an ester of methacrylic acid belongs to acrylic family of resins.
  • A strong and lightweight material possess good impact strength higher than glass and filters UV lights.
  • PMMA, the most common methacrylic polymer, is made into sheets by one of three methods; batch cell, continuous or extrusion.
  • It has been sold under different names such as Plexiglas, Lucite, Perspex, Oroglas, Altuglas.
  • Polymerization Mechanisms of producing PMMA are emulsion polymerization, solution polymerization and bulk polymerization.

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