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What is acrylic?
- Mar 16, 2018 -

The word "acrylic" may sound strange, because it is a new word that has appeared on the mainland for almost two years. It wasn't until 2002 that it became known to a few people in the advertising, furniture and crafts industries. The force that press a gram "is a transliteration loanwords, English is ACRYLIC, it is a kind of chemical material. The chemical name is "PMMA", which is a kind of propylene alcohol, commonly known as "specially treated organic glass". In the application industry, its raw materials are generally used in the form of granules, plates, pipes and so on.

2. Acrylic plate and plexiglass.

Organic Glass comes from the English Organic Glass. In recent years in some areas will all transparent plastic sheet are collectively referred to as organic glass, actually this is wrong, the force that press a gram is specifically to pure poly (methyl methacrylate (PMMA) material, called PMMA sheet and acrylic sheet.

3. Characteristics and advantages of acrylic plate.

Acrylic is highly transparent, with a light transmittance of 92%, and is known as "plastic crystal". And has excellent weatherability, especially used in outdoor, in the other plastics, and have good surface hardness and gloss, machining plasticity is big, can be made into various shapes and the product you need. The other plank has a wide variety of color (including translucent color board), and the other is that the thick plate can maintain high transparency.

4. The history of acrylic.

ACRYLIC (ACRYLIC), the common name for special treatment of organic glass. The research and development of acrylic has a history of more than one hundred years. The polymerization of acrylic acid was discovered in 1872; The polymerization of methacrylic acid was known in 1880; Synthesis of propylene polypropionate in 1901; In 1927, the aforementioned synthetic method was used to try to manufacture industrial products. In 1937, the manufacture and development of methyl acid lipid industry was successful. During world war ii, because of its excellent toughness and light transmittance, it was applied to the windshield of the aircraft, the view mirror of the tank driver's cab. The birth of the world's first acrylic bathtub in 1948 marked a new milestone in the application of acrylic.

5. Use of acrylic.

PMMA has the advantages of light weight, low price and easy to shape. Its molding methods include casting, injection molding, mechanical processing, thermal forming, etc. Especially injection molding, can be mass production, simple process, low cost. Therefore, it is widely used in instrument and instrument parts, automobile headlamps, optical lenses, transparent pipes and so on.

Acrylic is the best new material that can make sanitary ware after ceramics. Compared with the traditional ceramic materials, acrylic has the following advantages besides its incomparable high brightness: good toughness and not easy to be broken; The repair is strong, as long as soft foam is dipped in a bit of toothpaste can wipe clean with a new; The texture is soft, winter does not have the cold biting feeling; Colourful, can satisfy the individual character pursuit of different grade. Use acrylic to make a basin, bath crock, sit implement, not only the style is exquisite, durable, and have environmental protection effect, its radiation line is similar to the radiation degree of human body own skeleton. Acrylic cleaners first appeared in the United States, and now occupy more than 70% of the international market.

Since acrylic production is difficult and expensive, there are many substitutes for cheap and cheap products in the market. These substitutes are also referred to as "acrylic", in fact, ordinary organic or composite board (also known as sandwich board). Ordinary organic plate is made of ordinary organic glass cracking material, with low surface hardness, easy fading, and poor polishing effect with fine sand. The composite board only has a thin layer of acrylic on the surface and ABS plastic in the middle, which is easy to be removed by thermal expansion and contraction. The real and fake acrylic can be identified from the fine color difference and polishing effect of the plate section.


As early as the 2020s, romenha new company first invented the method of using MMA as a pressure plate, which was later called "Oroglas/Plexiglas".


Weathering and acid resistance is good, and it will not produce yellowing and hydrolysis due to the perennial sun and rain.

Long life, compared with other material products, life is more than three years.

Good light transmittance, up to 92%, the required light intensity is small, saving energy.

Strong anti-impact force, 16 times the normal glass, suitable for installation in a particularly safe zone.

Excellent insulation, suitable for all kinds of electrical equipment.

Light weight, less than half the normal glass, the building and support of the load is small.

The color is bright, high brightness, it is other material cannot compare beautiful.

The plastic is strong, the modelling changes big, the processing form is easy.

The high recovery rate is recognized by the increasing awareness of environmental protection.

Easy to maintain, easy to clean, rain can be cleaned naturally, or washed with soap and soft cloth.