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Acrylic Properties

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Acrylic is a popular plastic available in opaque and optically transparent forms, used in numerous applications. Acrylic shapes include sheet, rod, cubes, balls, tubes, etc.  Acrylic has many valuable properties. It is more flexible and shock resistant than glass. It is abrasion resistant and resistant to UV and chemical damage. Acrylic can transmit or filter ultraviolet light and is easily cleaned. It is easily cut, corrosion resistant and a good insulator.


The applications of acrylic include: windows, aircraft canopies, automobile tail lights, hobby crafts, sunscreens, lighting fixtures, furniture, table tops, sign boards, decorating panels, windshields, camera lenses, aquariums, toys, incubators, appliances and security shields.


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