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What is Acrylic Plastic?

Acrylic did not see widespread commercial application until 1933 when German scientist Otto Rohm synthesized and patented his product called “Plexiglas.” Acrylic goes under many names, including PMMA, Plexiglass, Lucite, Acrylic Glass, or Acrylite. It has many of the properties of glass but is exceptionally clear and lightweight. This transparent polymer is created when a chemical reaction occurs between a monomer and a catalyst. As compared to a standard pane of window glass with equal thickness, acrylic is lighter by up to...