Methyl Methacrylate Polymers: Perspex, Etc.

  • John Jewkes
  • David Sawers
  • Richard Stillerman


Polymerised methyl methacrylate, known as ‘Perspex’ in Britain and ‘Plexiglas’ and ‘Lucite’ in the U.S.A., is much the most successful transparent plastic yet produced. Its great value lies in its combination of transparency, freedom from discoloration and excellent light-conductivity, with strength, low weight and ease of moulding. Its weakness, which has prevented it from replacing glass at all generally, is its surface softness, which makes it easy to scratch.


Methyl Methacrylate Natural Rubber Methacrylic Acid Magnetic Tape Ethyl Acrylate 
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  • John Jewkes
  • David Sawers
  • Richard Stillerman

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