Acrylic resins are a group of related
thermoplasticor thermosetting plasticsubstances derived from acrylic acid, methacrylic acidor other related compounds. [ [http://www.thefreedictionary.com/acrylic+resin acrylic resin definition, TheFreeDictionary quoting The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language] ] Polymethyl acrylateis an acrylic resin used in an emulsed form for lacquer, textilefinishes, adhesivesand, mixed with clay, to gloss paper. Another acrylic resin is Polymethyl methacrylatewhich is used to make hard plastics with various light transmitting properties.
What is acrylic resin?
Acrylic resin is a general term for any one of the plastics (resin) generated through chemical reaction by applying
polymerizationinitiator and heat to a monomer.
The chemical name for the resin produced from the
Methyl methacrylatemonomer (MMA) is Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA). MMA is a transparent and colorless fluid substance. [ [http://www.epa.gov/ttn/uatw/hlthef/methylme.html Methyl Methacrylate] epa.gov, 2000, 'a colorless, volatile, flammable liquid that is soluble in warm water'] One of the main characteristic features of PMMA is its high transparency. With its high weather resistance, it does not easily turn yellow or crumble by sunlight. Polymethyl methacrylate are used not only for transparent windows in aquariums but also for various items such as signboards in places like convenience stores, taillights of automobiles, cell phone display screens, backlight optical waveguides for liquid crystal displays(LCD) and so on.
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acrylic resin — n a glassy acrylic thermoplastic made by polymerizing acrylic or methacrylic acid or a derivative of either and used for cast and molded parts (as of medical prostheses and dental appliances) or as coatings and adhesives * * * one of a group of… … Medical dictionary
Acrylic resin — A*cryl ic re sin, n. 1. (Chem.) a thermoplastic made by polymerization of acrylic acid or methacrylic acid or some derivative of these (such as the esters or amides). It can be formed into a clear hard plastic, and is the basis for the commercial … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
acrylic resin — n. any of a group of transparent, thermoplastic polymeric resins derived from acrylic acid, methacrylic acid, or their esters, or from acrylonitrile: used in making molded plastics, paints, textile fibers, etc … English World dictionary
acrylic resin — noun a glassy thermoplastic; can be cast and molded or used in coatings and adhesives • Syn: ↑acrylic, ↑acrylate resin • Hypernyms: ↑synthetic resin • Hyponyms: ↑polypropenonitrile, ↑Acrilan, ↑ … Useful english dictionary
acrylic resin — Chem. any of a group of thermoplastic resins formed by polymerizing the esters of amides of acrylic or methacrylic acid: used chiefly where transparency is desired, as in the methacrylate resins Lucite and Plexiglas. Also called acrylate resin.… … Universalium
acrylic resin — /əˌkrɪlɪk ˈrɛzən/ (say uh.krilik rezuhn) noun one of the group of thermoplastic resins formed by polymerising the esters or amides of acrylic acid, used chiefly when transparency is desired. Perspex and plexiglas are in this group. Also, acrylic … Australian English dictionary
acrylic resin — A thermoplastic synthetic polymer made by polymerizing an acrylic derivative such as acrylonitrile, acrylic acid, ethyl acrylate, and methacrylate. It is used for adhesives, protective coatings, and paint finishes … Dictionary of automotive terms
acrylic resin — noun Date: 1936 a glassy thermoplastic made by polymerizing acrylic acid or methacrylic acid or a derivative of either and used for cast and molded parts or as coatings and adhesives … New Collegiate Dictionary
acrylic resin — noun Any of many thermoplastic or thermosetting polymers or copolymers of acrylic acid, methacrylic acid, esters of these acids, or acrylonitrile; used in paint and many plastics … Wiktionary
acrylic resin — acryl′ic res′in n. chem. any of a group of thermoplastic resins formed by polymerizing the esters of amides of acrylic or methacrylic acid: used chiefly where transparency is desired • Etymology: 1935–40 … From formal English to slang