Polymethyl methacrylate is a vinyl polymer that is used as a doping replacement for glass. Sh
The PMMA is more effective than glass, which is why this polymer is used instead of thick glass. High thickness of glass reduces the quality of vision, but PMMA has excellent optical properties that prevent this from happening.
Due to its high resistance to pressure, it is used in the construction of large aquariums because it can withstand millions of liters of water.
Advantages and disadvantages of using PMMA:
Very good transparency and shine
High staining potential
Good electronic properties
Poor impact strength
No flame resistance
Price more expensive than plastic
Applications of this polymer include the manufacture of displays, bubbles, lamps and equipment.
Due to the good compatibility of PMMA with human tissues, it is also used in the manufacture of eye lenses.