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PMMA: A Much More Flexible Material than Usually Expected

SpecialChem / Thibaud Deleger – May 7, 2013

Flexible PMMA MaterialWhen we think of transparent polymers, few main polymers come to mind for being used in transparent plastics. Polycarbonate (PC), Polymethyl-methacrylate (PMMA), and Polystyrene are probably those we think of at first.

But when it comes to outdoor exposure, excellent light transmission and color retention over time the only plastic material to come to mind is PMMA. This polymer has many technical advantages versus other transparent polymers, which makes it ideal for replacing glass.

PMMA’s high performance could be attributed to:

  • Excellent optical properties
  • Beauty and safety
  • Toughness
  • And much more…

Despite, incredible characteristics, PMMA still suffers some misconceptions of being brittle in nature. However, PMMA proves itself clean and with a number of facts.

What are these characteristics of PMMA that grounds for multiple innovations? Read on to know more about PMMA…

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