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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.
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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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Industrial PMMA scrap can be divided into two groups: pure acrylic plastic scrap forms about 20% and reinforced acrylic plastic scrap about 80% of the total amount.
It is worth noting that acrylic plastic, while strong, is not as hard as glass and should be cleaned only with water or a suitable agent.
To avoid optical distortions caused by the bending of light as it passes from one medium to another, Weislogel also had to hunt for a liquid having the same refractive index as acrylic plastic. His final choice of a custom-blended mixture of various hydrocarbons did the trick, enabling him to measure surface features directly from photographs of the experiment.
"My light is made mainly from MDF and acrylic plastic and was designed to be used by a wide audience as a reading light or to create an atmosphere in any environment," she said.
The chrome frame with interlocking cupboards and orange acrylic plastic panels allows you to mix and match the shelves or cupboards on to your own individual taste.
William Baxter did their experiments using a flat, acrylic plastic hopper containing a wedge of sand 1.27 centimeters thick and about 30 cm high.
The novel use of industrial materials--from acrylic plastic railing panels to rubber stair treads--reinforces the family-friendly approach.
Long panels of 1/4-inch-thick transparent acrylic plastic, set into grooves cut into the top and bottom rails, keep the view unobstructed while still ensuring safety.