What is PMMA?
Polymethyl methacrylate is a thermoplasticpolymer.
PMMA is widely used for its strong mix of properties, including exceptional optical clarity, surface hardness, weatherability and dimensional stability.
What’s in a name?
PMMA has beensold under a variety of brand names and generic names.
It is often generically called acrylic glass. Trade names include: Akrylon®, Altuglas®, Lucite®, Perspex®, Plazcryl®, Plexiglas®, Oroglas®, Polycasa Acryl®, Diakon® , Acrypet® and Polycasa XT®.
Automotive & Transportation
PMMA is used to create interior and exterior panels, trim, bumpers, fenders and other moulded parts.
PMMA creates elegant yet functional balustrades and door canopies in a range of colours and aesthetic effects.
Electronics & Energy
All top electronics brands use screens made from PMMA. The durability and light transmittance of Polymethyl Metacrylate makes it the best choice from small to ultra large screens.
Furniture & Design
Designers and fabricators the world over love to work with our acrylic products because they know that they have the perfect combination of high performing characteristics and beautiful aesthetics in the form of colours, effects and special finishes to choose from.
Whether they are used inside hospitals, doctors’ surgeries, dental practices or research laboratories, cabinets made of PMMA offer high quality storage that is easy to maintain and keep clean.
PMMA shows its strengths particularly in combination with light. Its unsurpassed transparency and brilliance make PMMA an indispensable material for optical and technical applications.
The use of cast acrylic to create bath panels that complement the tub itself are a natural product extension.
PMMA helps brands project their identity with consistency and quality all over the world. With excellent performance characteristics in demanding environments and in all weather conditions, acrylic products can be colour-matched to any shade in the spectrum and are guaranteed to be identical in colour, thickness and translucency at any site in the world.
PMMA is durable & recyclable
Acrylic is a sustainable material because of its durability, light weight and the fact that it can be recycled.
Learn more on the regulatory aspects of PMMA.
All PMMA materials and articles manufactured by our members comply with all relevant legislation and regulations, both at national and European levels.