Discover PMMA: The “Glass” That Can Do More


PMMA (polymethyl methacrylate), also known as acrylic, could be the perfect solution if you’ve ever wished for a material that’s:

  • Crystal clear like glass?
  • Strong and durable, so it won’t shatter easily?
  • Easy to shape into the exact form you need?
  • Able to withstand sun, rain, and all kinds of weather?
  • Surprisingly lightweight?

What is PMMA?

PMMA stands for polymethyl methacrylate, but you’ll probably hear it called acrylic glass or simply acrylic. It’s a special type of plastic with unique properties, making it a fantastic alternative to traditional glass in many situations.

Why PMMA Is So Cool

  • See-Through Strength: It’s crystal clear, even more so than some kinds of glass! This makes it perfect for when you need something see-through but strong.
  • Won’t Break Your Back: PMMA is much lighter than glass, making it easier to handle and use.
  • Weather Warrior: Whether it’s blazing sun, pouring rain, or freezing cold, PMMA can handle it without getting damaged.
  • Shape It Your Way: It can be moulded, cut, and shaped into whatever you need, from simple pieces to complex designs.

Where PMMA Makes a Difference

You might already be using PMMA without even realizing it! Here are just a few places where it gets the job done:

  • Cars: Headlights, taillights, and even windows and dashboards.
  • Buildings: Windows, skylights, and excellent see-through barriers.
  • Your Home: Eyeglasses, furniture, or that fancy-looking countertop that’s super tough.
  • Staying Safe: Protective shields, goggles, and strong cases for important stuff.
  • Looking Good: Packaging that shows off your products and signs that stand out.

Even More Amazing: PMMA Beads!

Did you know PMMA can come in teeny-tiny bead form? These make paints and coatings extra cool:

  • No More Shine: Making surfaces beautifully matte.
  • Perfect Texture: Adding interesting touches, like a shimmery effect.

Another Awesome Option: Polycarbonate

Sometimes, you need something even tougher than PMMA for something that needs to be super impact-resistant. That’s where polycarbonate (PC) comes in! We specialise in creating custom-compounded polycarbonate materials.

Enjoyed learning about this material? Even though we don’t carry it, we’re experts in a wide range of plastics. Let’s discuss the right material for your specific needs!