PMMA - General Information
PMMA (Polymethylmethacrylate), respectively acrylic glass, is created through the
polymerization of monomeric methyl acrylate. PMMA distinguishes itself through its
high transparency, durability and excellent weathering resistance, as well as a large
range of application options (i.e. medical, automotive, optics, construction, light
PMMA has shown to be chemically resistant against acids and bases of light to
medium concentration; acetone and benzole, however, will cause maceration of
the material and should therefore not be used.
In comparison to other plastic materials, PMMA is rather scratch resistant. PMMA
is easy to glue or weld.
The yellow and orange PMMA types protect from ultraviolet light. ESLON-DC PMMA
plates are excellently suited for heat forming (overlay forming and edge bending).
There is also an ESLON-DC PMMA Hard Coat version available, which is resistant
to organic solvents, for example acetone.