OTHER NAMES: Plexiglass, PMMA, Plexiglass, Acrylic, metacrylate, Plexiglas, Metaplex, Metapleksi, Perspex, AKRYLON, AKRYLON XT
Plexiglass because of its characteristics is often called acrylic glass. It is the most popular of wide use plastic. Products made of this material are m.in .: panels, small parts Utility, exhibitions, enclosures, glass or decorative elements. The big advantage is its ease of Plexiglass processing: cutting, bending, polishing, milling, engraving, and the ability scrapbooks and gluing. Plates with Plexiglass have the widest range of colors, different effects finishes (gloss, matt, satin), varied thickness and degree of transparency.
Plexiglas plate is transparent rigid plastic and thermoplastic. The color is naturally colorless with exceptional transparency (resistant to UV and external conditions) is ideally suited for glazing instead of glass. ACRYLIC (PMMA) is in the form of molded and extruded plates and tubes, and rods.
The main difference is that the plexiglass plate embossed have greater accuracy in thickness. In contrast, plexiglass plate poured more suitable for engraving and milling. Plexiglas plates have a very high transparency and resistance to UV radiation and atmospheric conditions. Plates PMMA (plexiglass, acrylic) are easy to handle and are approved for contact with food. Plates of Plexiglas can be used as signboards, illuminated partitions and bolts showcases, you have to do all sorts of filling doors, skylights, noise barriers. Plates of Plexiglas are ideal for thermoforming. Acrylic (plexiglass, PMMA) plates come in a wide range of colors so you are used as decorative elements and finishing.
Polymer plastic commonly referred to as plexiglas, perspex, plexiglas in its basic form is a material rigid, thermoplastic, colorless with exceptional transparency. Thanks to its resistance to UV radiation and external conditions does not require special maintenance and very long retains its properties. The popularity of applications such materials also stems from the ease of forming and machining, which can be performed with hand tools, so individually, on their own, without hiring specialized companies. In order to obtain a wide range of light transmission and a full range of shades and colors, acrylic subjected to staining. PMMA is present mainly in the form of a molded or extruded disc surface gloss or matt.
The basic properties of Plexiglass: