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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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Since Acrylics C and D have identical monomer compositions, it is reasonable to assume that the two polymers have the same density.
Specialty areas include special-effects colorants for packaging and personal care products; transparent colors for acrylics and styrenics; colorants for use in post-consumer required (PCR) applications; and critical match, close tolerance/tight specification applications.
What many consumers and even contractors don't know is that continuous cast acrylic far outperforms other surface materials in these two critical areas.
Gesso (base material used to prepare surfaces for working with acrylic colors)
Modern acrylics were invented not by a cosmetics company but by a dentist with a knack for chemistry.
Using a combination of acrylic and Flashe, modeling paste, and marble dust, Kahn builds his multilayered surfaces to suggest undulating organic forms.
Amorphous silica used to partially or fully replace impact modifiers such as CPE or acrylics in PVC pipe.

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