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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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The inferior wet adhesion results of Acrylics D and E suggest that particle size and concentration of wet adhesion monomer are the two determining factors.
Also paste concentrates with such carrier vehicles as plasticizers, polyols, acrylics, unsaturated polyesters, plastisols, organosols, or proprietary liquid carriers.
Acrylic matte varnish to protect the surface from scratches and give a tough finish.
Kids like acrylics because the polish chips quickly on real nails,'' Yoon said, pointing to a chip on one of her own real nails.
Better acrylics were necessary to build the nail business, but they were not sufficient to make it explode.
The profoundly romantic, somewhat nostalgic mood of this exhibition was best exemplified by a small acrylic on hand-made paper.
Aristech Acrylics LLC, headquartered at 7350 Empire Drive in Florence, KY, is the leading manufacturer of continuously cast acrylic sheet for hot tub, bath, shower, signage, and OEM applications.
Durastrength 200 weatherable acrylic impact modifier for rigid PVC siding, profiles, and injection molding.
Two kinds of acrylic emulsions are used as binders in nonwovens manufacture - thermoplastic acrylics and self-crosslinking acrylics.
Although reconstruction is still a few months away, we wanted planners and contractors to know that these materials were available at no charge for their use," said David Knowles, President and CEO of Aristech Acrylics LLC.
The result is an even distribution of light transmitted through the acrylic, and a 30% greater light transmittance compared with that of white-pigmented, light-diffusing acrylics through a 1.

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