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Acrylic PPMA Engineering PlasticAcrylic PPMA

Optically Transparent Engineering Plastic

Acrylics (Polymethyl-Methacrylate or PMMA) is an amorphous thermoplastic which is optically transparent, unaffected by moisture, and offers a high strength-to weight ratio. Common trade names for this material include Plexiglas®, Acrylite® and Lucite®.

Acrylics are not recommended for use with chlorinated or aromatic hydrocarbons, esters or ketones. However, the material is unaffected by aqueous solutions of most detergents, acids, alkali’s and laboratory chemicals. It is both a thermoplastics and transparent plastic and is often used as an alternative to glass, but should not be used in structural applications due to poor impact resistance.

Technical Assistance

Our knowledgeable staff backed up by our resident team of qualified metallurgists and engineers, will be pleased to assist further on any technical topic. Smiths Metal Centres Limited also boasts an in-house UKAS Accredited Testing Laboratory which is unique in the metal and plastics stockholding sector, and extends our professional services to all our customers.

Download Acrylic PPMA Engineering Plastics Datasheet

Typical Applications:

  • Master cylinders
  • Water tank liners
  • Liquid chemical pumps
  • Dashboard lighting
  • Motorcycle helmet visors
  • Hard contact lenses


We can also process the alloy for you at our head office or one of the 14 service centres available to you throughout the UK.

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