The research, development and use of acrylic panels have a history of more than 100 years. The polymerizability of methacrylic acid was known in 1880; the synthesis of polypropionate was completed in 1901; industrial manufacturing was attempted using the aforementioned synthesis method in 1927; the industrial manufacturing development of methacrylic acid methyl ester was successful in 1937, thus entering large-scale manufacturing Because of its excellent toughness and light transmittance, it was used in aircraft windshields and tank sight glasses during World War II. The most common mobile phone screen is made of optical-grade acrylic.
Acrylic board is mainly used for carving, decoration, handicraft production, extruded type is usually used in the production of advertising signs, light boxes and so on. PMMA has the advantages of light weight, low price, and easy molding. Its molding methods include casting, injection molding, mechanical processing, thermoforming, etc. Especially injection molding, which can be mass-produced, has simple process and low cost. Therefore, its application is becoming more and more extensive. At present, it is widely used in instrumentation parts, car lights, optical lenses, transparent pipes, etc.
In terms of construction, plexiglass is mainly used in lighting, roofs, roofs, stairs and indoor wall panels. In recent years, the application of plexiglass in the lighting lampshades and automobile lamps of highways and high-grade roads has also been quite fast. With the construction of restaurants, hotels and high-end residences in large cities, the lighting body has developed rapidly. The lighting body made of plexiglass extruded board has the characteristics of high overall structural strength, light weight, high light transmittance and good safety performance. Compared with the inorganic glass lighting device, it has great advantages.
In terms of sanitary ware, plexiglass can be used to make bathtubs, washbasins, dressing tables and other products. Plexiglas bathtubs are widely used in recent years due to their luxurious appearance, depth, ease of cleaning, high strength, light weight, and comfortable use. Acrylic is the best new material that can manufacture sanitary ware after ceramics. Compared with traditional ceramic materials, in addition to unparalleled high brightness, acrylic has the following advantages: good toughness, not easy to break; strong repairability, as long as you use soft foam dipped in toothpaste to wipe the sanitary ware; soft texture, winter There is no sense of cold and biting; colorful, can meet the personality pursuit of different tastes. The use of acrylic to make washbasins, bathtubs, and toilets is not only exquisite in style, durable, but also environmentally friendly. Its radiation is almost the same as that of the human body's own bones. Acrylic sanitary ware first appeared in the United States, after 2008 has occupied more than 70% of the entire international market.