PMMA / Acrylic Sustainable Solutions
Automotive & Transportation
PMMA moulding compounds are easily processed using traditional thermoplastic processing equipment. The two primary methods of processing this material are injection moulding and extrusion.
Thermoformed acrylic sheet is now used almost exclusively for caravan window glazing where all the necessary requirements for light weight materials that are safe, easy to process and perform in all weathers are met.
Windshields and sun visors
Acrylic sheet products are used for clear and tinted motorcycle, aviation, helicopter, and recreational vehicle windshields. They are much lighter than glass yet they offer double impact resistance, uniform thickness tolerance and low internal stress levels for consistent performance.
Interior and exterior trim
PMMA is used to create interior and exterior panels, trim, bumpers, fenders and other moulded parts. Key qualities include: excellent surface hardness, UV and abrasion resistance. Polymethyl Methacrylate offers a myriad of colouring options from transparent to deep colour, be it high gloss or matt.
PMMA glazing is 40 to 50 percent lighter than conventional glass, which makes it of great interest to car manufacturers. The advantages are immediately obvious. Weight savings apart, the transparency of Polymethyl Methacrylate as well as its very high weathering resistance, pleasant acoustic properties, and outstanding formability enable entirely new design possibilities.
PMMA is used in exterior, rear and indicator light covers and for interior light covers and fascia. They provide excellent optical clarity, light transmission and colour accuracy. They are easy to process and create hard surfaces that withstand continuous exposure to wear and tear.
PMMA is extensivly used for marine applications such as windshields and windows. PMMA is lightweight and is resistant to salt and cleaning products.
Polymethyl Metacrylate is used for windscreens, windows and canopies. It resists high inside cabin pressure, double-digit sub-zero outside temperatures, and harsh UV radiation. PMMA offers outstanding optical properties, is lightweight, resists temperature fluctuations and shows unsurpassed weather resistance.
PMMA is extensively used for durable and highly visible number plates.