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artificial fiber made from a special group of vinyl compounds, primarily acrylonitrile. Acrylic fibers are thermoplastic (i.e., soften when heated, reharden upon cooling), have low moisture regain, are low in density, and can be made into bulky fabrics. They wash and dry easily and are dimensionally stable. They are resistant to bleaches, dilute acids, and alkalies, and to weathering and microbiological attack.


A plastic which in solid form is rigid, clear, and transparent often used as glazing in areas for additional safety as it does not shatter.
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As a result of our previous study, the 20% mass of industrial acrylic plastic scrap was reprocessable by high-energy disintegrator mills [10].
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A notch in the top edge holds 1/4-inch white acrylic plastic.
Established in 1976, CYRO Industries is the innovative supplier of acrylic plastic sheet and plastic compounds to existing and emerging markets in the Americas.
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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Methyl Methacrylate in Metric Tons by the following End-Use Segments: Acrylic Plastics & Resins (Cast & Extruded Sheets, and Molding Powders & Resins), Surface Coatings, Impact Modifiers, Emulsion Polymers, Mineral-Based Sheets, Higher Methacrylates, Polyester Modifiers, and Others.
Table 9: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forMethyl Methacrylate in Acrylic Plastics and Resins byGeographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America MarketsIndependently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures inMetric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-39