VISIOMER Acrylic Sheet & Molding Compounds

Acrylic Sheet & Molding Compounds


Application Areas

Methacrylate monomers for Plastics

PMMA (polymethyl methacrylate) stands out from other plastics due to its high light transmission, extremely long service life, and specific properties such as high resistance to UV light and weathering – as well as unlimited coloring options. In addition, PMMA shows the greatest surface hardness of all thermoplastics. It can be fabricated by means of all thermoforming methods, and therefore offers huge creative scope. Another major benefit is that PMMA is 100% recyclable, which makes an essential contribution to conserving natural resources.

PMMA molding compounds are mainly used in the car industry for the production of headlamps, taillights and transparent panes for dashboards as well as household appliances, optical media (DVDs, lenses) and electronics.

PMMA solid sheet is used mainly for illuminated advertising applications and shop interior displays.

PMMA sanitary ware is suitable for the production of bathtubs and shower trays.

VISIOMER® MMA is the principal monomer used for acrylic plastic casting. Multifunctional methacrylates, such as VISIOMER® 1,3-BDDMA, 1,4-BDDMA , EGDMA, PEG200DMA and TRGDMA, are used in smaller quantities to enhance thermostability and other mechanical properties of cast plastic sheets.