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Key Applications of Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA)

Due to its transparent properties, lightweight and superior toughness compared to glass, PMMA got popular during World War II. It was extensively used to make aircraft windshields, canopies and gun turrets. After this several other commercial applications were developed for PMMA such as glass roofing, façade design, advertising, automotive headlamps, etc. Let’s explore all the applications where acrylic polymers are used.

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Key Applications

Architecture and Construction

Thanks to its excellent impact and UV resistance, PMMA is widely used in window and door profiles, canopies, panels, façade design, etc. It also facilitates light transmission and provides good heat insulation, hence a suitable choice of building green houses. PMMA is also used to build aquariums and marine centers. View PMMA grades used in the construction industry »

Lighting

PMMA sheets are used for designing LED lights where it helps maximize light emitting potential. It is also used for construction of lamps thanks to its transparency and optical properties.

Automotive and Transportation

In vehicles, PMMA sheets are used in car windows, motorcycle windshields, interior and exterior panels, fenders, etc. Also colored acrylic sheets are used in car indicator light covers, interior light covers, etc. It is also used for windows of a ship (Salt resistance) and aviation purposes.

PMMA also open new design possibilities for car manufacturers thanks to its pleasant acoustic properties, outstanding formability and excellent surface hardness.

Electronics

Due to its excellent optical clarity, high light transmission and scratch resistance, PMMA is widely used in LCD/LED tv screens, laptops, smartphones display as well as electronic equipment displays. PMMA also finds used in solar panels as cover materials thanks to its excellent UV resistance and excellent light transmission allowing high energy conversion efficiencies.

Medical and Healthcare

PMMA is a high purity and easy-to-clean material and hence used to fabricate incubators, drug testing devices, storage cabinets in hospitals and research labs. Also, due to its high bio-compatibility, PMMA is also applied as dental cavity fillings and bone cement.

Furniture

PMMA offers exception properties such as transparency, toughness and aesthetics to produce chairs, tables, kitchen cabinets, bowls, table mats, etc. in any shape, color or finishes. Check out PMMA grades used in furniture industry »
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2 Comments on "PMMA or Acrylic: Guide to Support Your Future ‘Transparent’ Developments"
Arturo S Dec 14, 2021
Selrico Communications is quoting a project and are in need of a quote from your company PMMA equipment. Please contact me. Thank you.
Arturo S Dec 14, 2021
Selrico Communication is quoting a project that need 25 fiber PMMA equipment. It is a project in Texas (lift Station ) that is requiring a PMMA network.

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