Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) is the most important application for methyl methacrylate (MMA). Once cast or moulded it is clear, hard, UV transparent and resistant to gamma rays. Around 40-45% of usage goes to the automotive industry, with 33% used in the building and lighting industry and the remainder used for various applications including CD production, toys, pens, furniture and electronics.

PMMA is increasingly competing with polystyreneSAN and polycarbonate.

PMMA is available as a white powder or clear plastic sheet, is stable and non-hazardous, but incompatible with strong oxidising agents. It is combustible and in powder form is harmful by ingestion or inhalation.

ICIS pricing quotes PMMA in Europe and Asia

To find out more Polymethyl Methacrylate Methodology September 2013

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