What is polymethyl methacrylate?

What is polymethyl methacrylate?

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Shakespeare’s words also apply to polymethyl methacrylate, because whatever you call it, it remains the same plastic. Polymethyl methacrylate is known under various trade...
The difference between acrylic and plexiglass

The difference between acrylic and plexiglass

We regularly get asked the question: what is the difference between Plexiglass and acrylic? We can give a short answer to this: there is absolutely no difference. This is because acrylic is the usual abbreviation for polymethyl methacrylate, and Plexiglas® is one of...
Is Plexiglass flammable?

Is Plexiglass flammable?

Plexiglass is not suitable as safety glazing – this is pretty much the only disadvantage of this type of plastic sheet. There are two reasons for this: it is flammable and it is difficult to break Plexiglass. It is not easy to break plexiglass, this requires a...
How strong is plexiglass?

How strong is plexiglass?

As a rule of thumb, plexiglass is about 30 times more impact-resistant than glass, but how does that work in practice? To be able to answer this question properly, we first have to look at the types of load that a material can undergo. We know three types of load in...
Plastic wall panels

Plastic wall panels

Decorating a room? Use plastic wall panels! Once in a while you get the itch, something needs to be altered in the house! Maybe it’s the kitchen splashback because it’s damaged? Or are you tired of the shower wall because you can’t clean it anymore?...