Polymethyl Methacrylate

Acrylic plastic

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Acrylic plastic

Acrylic plastic is apart of the synthetic plastic family made with one or more acrylic acids. The most common acrylic plastic is Polymethyl Methacrylate. PMMA is a tough, highly transparent material with wonderful resistance to ultraviolet radiation and weather. Acrylic plastic can be colored, molded, cut, and drilled. Like all plastics, acrylic plastics are polymers. A polymer is a material made up of many molecules, or parts, linked together like a chain. A polymer also has properties different than its component parts.
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Methyl methacrylate

Methyl methacrylate is the basic molecule, or monomer, from which polymethyl methacrylate and many other acrylic polymers are formed. The chemical notion for this material is

CH 2 =C(CH 3 )