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see polyacrylicspolyacrylics
, group of thermoplastics that are transparent and highly decorative (see plastic). The polyacrylics, or acrylic plastics, are polymers (and copolymers) of derivatives of acrylic acid, H2C=CH-COOH.
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Used for windows and lighting fixtures.


A tough, light, flexible thermoplastic used in the form of sheeting and film for packaging, damp-proofing, and as a vapor barrier.


A hard, tough, stable thermoplastic that is easily colored, molded, expanded, or rolled into sheeting.


Any of various tough, flexible plastics made from polyvinyl resin.


The proprietary name for a transparent weather-resistant acrylic sheet.
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or thinner Plexiglas or plastic at any home center.