What is acrylic material made of

- Jul 19, 2018-

1.The word "Acrylic" may sound strange to humans because it is a new term that has appeared on the mainland in the past two years. Until 2002, it was gradually recognized by a few people in the advertising industry, furniture industry, and handicraft industry. "Acrylic" is a transliteration foreign word, English is ACRYLIC, it is a chemical material. The chemical name "PMMA" is an allyl alcohol, commonly known as "specially treated plexiglass". In the application industry, its raw materials generally appear in the form of granules, plates, pipes and the like.

2. Acrylic sheet and plexiglass "Plexiglas" from English Organic Glass. In recent years, in all areas, all the plates made of transparent plastic are collectively referred to as plexiglass. In fact, this is wrong. Acrylic refers to pure polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) material, and PMMA sheet is called acrylic sheet.

3. Characteristics and Advantages of Acrylic Sheet Acrylic has high transparency and a light transmittance of 92%. It has the reputation of "plastic crystal". It has excellent weather resistance, especially for outdoor use, it is the crown of other plastics, and has good surface hardness and luster. It has large processing plasticity and can be made into various shapes and products. The other types of plates are rich in color (including translucent swatches), and the other feature is that the slabs still maintain high transparency.

4. Acrylic history Acrylic (ACRYLIC), a common name for the special treatment of plexiglass. Acrylic research and development has a history of more than 100 years. The polymerization of acrylic acid was first discovered in 1872; the polymerizability of methacrylic acid was known in 1880; the synthesis of propylene polypropionate was completed in 1901; the industrial synthesis was attempted in 1927 using the aforementioned synthesis; the methyl acid ester industry in 1937 The manufacturing development was successful, and thus entered the scale manufacturing. During the Second World War, because of its excellent toughness and light transmission, Acrylic was first applied to the windshield of the aircraft and the mirror of the tank driver's cab. The birth of the world's first acrylic bathtub in 1948 marked the beginning of a new milestone in the application of acrylic.


Acrylic is a generic term for Acrylics acrylic and methacrylic chemicals transliterated by English Acrylics. Including monomers, plates, pellets, resins and composite materials, acrylic sheets are polymerized from methyl methacrylate monomer (MMA), ie polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) sheet plexiglass, "organic The glass "from the trade name "Oroglas" (a PMMA board), taken from "Organic Glass" (ie plexiglass). However, in recent years, all transparent plastics such as PS and PC have been collectively referred to as plexiglass.