PMMA: An Introduction


One of the most widely used plastics in the world, PMMA exhibits good chemical stability, mechanical properties, and weather resistance. The material is also simple to process and dye.

The transparent nature of PMMA makes it popular in the interior design, construction, and chemical industries, as well as in advertising for signs, lightboxes, and billboards.

PMMA Information

Features Info
Color Opaque, optically clear
Process Injection molding and CNC machining
Intolerance In the presence of a drawing: as low as +/- 0.005 mm In the absence of a drawing: ISO 2768 medium
Applications Applications for tanks, panels, and optical systems
Price $$$

Subtypes of PMMA Available

Types of subtypes Tensile strength (yield strength) Break elongation Hardness Density Temperature maximum
Acrylic (PMMA) PSI of 8,000 6 percent M95 Rockwell 1.19 g/㎤ 0.043 lbs / cu. in. 170°F