PMMA VS. PC
Q: Should you choose PMMA acrylic, or PC?
A: Both have their own advantages and disadvantages, mainly need to consider the usage and environment, the following is a comparison table between acrylic and PC for your reference:

  

ITEM PMMA (Acrylic) PC (Polycarbonate)
Proportion 1.19 1.2
Impact resistance Fragile 30 times stronger than acrylic
Transmittance 92% 88%
Processing temperature Under 80°C Under 120°C
Water absorption 0.3~0.4% 0.1~0.2%
Under prolonged UV light exposure Not easy to yellow

easy to yellow,

Need to add UV absorber layer

Flame retardant degree Low (UL 94 level HB) High (UL 94 level V0)
Selling cost Ordinary More Expensive

 

Q: What are the advantages of acrylic PMMA?
Transmittance(ASTM D1003)


Rockwell hardness (ASTM D785)

Heat distortion temperature (ASTM D648)   

Bending strength (ASTM D790)


Weatherability - the extent to which the color changes with exposure time 


The extent to which the flexural strength of PMMA varies with exposure time

Related Applications

Algae Cultivation Application
Algae Cultivation Application
Acrylic material has excellent transparency and can be used as the main material of algae culture tanks. It can provide good light transmittance, enable photosynthesis to proceed efficiently, and contribute to the growth and reproduction of algae.
Air Delivery System Application
Air Delivery System Application
It is a system that uses compressed air to transmit files or objects, which can reduce manual operations and material handling while ensuring the accuracy and timeliness of transmission.
Floral Application
Floral Application
Acrylic vases are transparent and modern, making them suitable for a variety of indoor and outdoor decorations. Their clear material allows the flowers to become the visual focus while adding a modern and stylish feel to indoor spaces.
Aquatic Applications
Aquatic Applications
Acrylic is a common material for aquariums, especially its transparent nature, which provides better visual effects and makes it easier to view aquatic creatures and conditions. Acrylic’s light transmittance and weight are better than glass, so it is often used as glass replacement of.
Kaleidoscope Application
Kaleidoscope Application
Take the kaleidoscope, for example, which often provides children and adults with a wonderful visual experience, allowing people to enjoy the changes in colors and patterns. In addition, it can also demonstrate the characteristics of light and teach students about the principles of light refraction and reflection.
Fence Design Application
Fence Design Application
This design uses acrylic materials to build fences, replacing traditional brick walls. Its transparent or translucent characteristics allow light to pass through and produce unique visual effects. Although the acrylic fence is transparent, its The materials are generally strong and durable, with good resistance to pressure and impact. This makes it no less safe than traditional fence materials.
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