ACRYLIC (PMMA)

Advantages

  1. Clear/Colorable
  2. Weatherability
  3. Electrical (insulative) properties

Limitations

  1. Poor impact resistance
  2. Flame retardant grades are opaque

Overview

RTP Company’s acrylic materials offer good weatherability when exposed to UV, as well as excellent electrical properties. The clarity of the base acrylic allows RTP Company to provide its customers with a wide variety of colors and appearances.

Because of its inherently poor impact resistance, acrylic is typically not used in structural applications. Besides precolored, transparent acrylic is also available in our PermaStat (permanently anti-static) line of products for use in industries such as electronics packaging.