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Knowledge About Acrylic

Acrylic is commonly known as special treatment plexiglass, and its chemical name is polymethyl methacrylate. Its transparency and light transmittance are like glass. It is an important thermoplastic that has been developed earlier.


Regarding the research and development of acrylic, it has a history of one hundred years. The polymerizability of acrylic acid was first discovered in 1872; the polymerizability of methacrylic acid was known in 1880; after the completion of the synthesis of propylene polypropionate in 1901, it was mostly used in industrial and military applications, such as aircraft windshields and tank vision mirror etc. It was not until the birth of the world's first acrylic bathtub in 1948 that the acrylic application in the design industry had entered a new milestone.


Acrylic sheets can be used in a wide range of applications, ranging from windshields, light box billboards, to cell phone holders, and cosmetic bottles and cans, all of which can be made of acrylic.


1. Acrylic applications

Furniture: Acrylic is widely used in furniture. Transparent acrylic furniture for sale, such as acrylic cosmetic organizer, acrylic shoe boxes, acrylic console tables, etc., are also very popular in modern home design.


Bathroom products: The most common uses of acrylic are bathtubs and acrylic bathroom shelves.


Partition wall: It has the same function as glass, so acrylic is often used as a partition wall or screen.


Art installation: The extraordinary appearance makes acrylic have extraordinary expressive power, and many designers like to use it as an art installation to attract attention.


Crafts: Super plasticity allows acrylic to be made into any shape you want. Crafts, ornaments, customized racks, storage compartments, and stationery storage are all very practical.


Lamps and lanterns: Acrylic is often used as lamps and lanterns because of the material with strong light transmittance, and lampshades can be used. The matte material can also soften the light source.


Infinity pools and aquariums: Acrylic's excellent performance allows it to be made into acrylic pool fences and acrylic aquariums.


2. Precautions for the use of acrylic products


①The acrylic board should avoid contact with organic solvents.


②The operating temperature should not exceed 85℃ and should not be lower than 9.2℃.


③Do not clean the acrylic sheet with hard objects or dry wipe, otherwise the surface will be easily scratched.


④ The thermal expansion coefficient of acrylic plate is very large, so it should be considered to reserve expansion gap.

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