Acrylic is actually a general name for a group of synthetic plastics made from acrylic acid. PMMA (polymethyl methacrylate) or better known as Plexiglass or Lucite, is the most common form of acrylic. Acrylic is produced by a process called bulk polymerization. Bulk polymerization is a process that involves a reaction between methyl methacrylate with a catalyst, which creates a polymer that is then formed into a sheet or rod. Acrylics are best known for its optical clarity, low UV sensitivity and resistance to weather. The material is used in lighting fixtures, used in the place of glass materials, appliances, sculptures and many more.
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