What is acrylic
1. the word "acrylic" may sound strange, because it is a new word that has only appeared in the mainland in the past two years. It was not until 2002 that it was gradually understood by a few people in the advertising industry, furniture industry and handicraft industry. "Acrylic" is a transliteration loan word, English is ACRYLIC, it is a chemical material. The chemical name is called "PMMA", a propylene alcohol, commonly known as "specially treated plexiglass". In the application industry its raw materials usually appear in the form of particles, plates, pipes and so on.
2. acrylic board and plexiglass "plexiglass" originated from English Organic Glass. In recent years, all transparent plastic sheets in some areas are called organic glass. In fact, this is wrong. Acrylic is a pure polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) material, and PMMA is called acrylic plate.
3. acrylic board features and advantages acrylic high transparency, transmittance of 92%, has the reputation of "plastic crystal". And it has excellent weatherability, especially in outdoor, other plastic crown, with good surface hardness and gloss, processing plasticity, can be made into all kinds of shapes and products. Another kind of board is a wide variety of colors (including translucent color boards), and another feature is that thick plates still maintain high transparency.
4. the history of acrylic, acrylic (ACRYLIC), popular name special treatment of plexiglass. The research and development of acrylic has a history of more than 100 years. The polymerization of acrylic acid was discovered in 1872; the polymerization of methacrylic acid was known in 1880; the synthesis of propylene polypropionic acid in 1901 was completed; in 1927, the industrial manufacture was tried by the previous synthesis method; and the production and development of methyl acid grease in 1937 was successful, thus entering into large-scale manufacturing. During World War II, because acrylic has excellent strength and toughness and light transmittance, it was first applied to the windshield of aircraft and the vision field of tank driver cab. The birth of the world's first acrylic bathtub in 1948 marked the beginning of a new milestone in the application of acrylic.