What is acrylic

Acrylic is a thermoplastic polymeric material based on acrylic acid. He appeared in 1950 and soon became actively produced in the United States and Europe. The substance-like in appearance is a colorless liquid with high purity and transparency, pungent odor. The substance is soluble in water, chloroform, diethyl ether, ethanol. The raw material for its production is extracted from natural gas.

The high popularity of acrylic due to its properties: lightness, strength, durability, environmental friendliness and fairly low thermal conductivity, resistance to UV and temperature extremes. These properties are due to the wide application of acrylic in different areas of the industry. Under the acrylic include, for example, materials such as polyacrylates, polyacrylonitrile, polymethylmethacrylate.

The scope of

Do acrylic bath is durable, easy to clean, hygienic (the material prevents the accumulation of germs). Acrylic is also used in the manufacture of advertising signs, fixtures, suspended ceilings, stained glass Windows, doors Windows, storefronts, etc. Plexiglass (polymethyl methacrylate) is a transparent plastic, also known as acrylic glass, although this glass it combines just about transparency.

In the construction of widely used acrylic lacquer for finishing and decorative works, to protect wooden surfaces from damage. After applying this varnish quickly dries to form a transparent, slightly shiny, smooth surface, resistant to cracking. It is resistant to UV rays, moisture and detergents. Another plus - affordable price.

Vodnodispersnaya acrylic paint is very popular because it unites the properties of oils and watercolors, have a sharp odor, is not toxic, does not crack. They are distinguished by their rich color that won't fade and do not fade. Acrylic paint can be applied on various surfaces - wood, glass, metal, canvas, paper.

Made from acrylic threads and clothing (the label States "acrylic" or "PAN fiber"). These things are affordable and people buy them, for example, instead of the more expensive natural wool. Interesting that the acrylic sometimes called "synthetic wool." Yarn containing acrylic well suited for knitting by hand and on the knitting machines. Because acrylic fibers are well stained, they make a yarn rich and vivid colors, does not fade and does not fade, although it has its drawbacks compared to natural fabrics.

Found use acrylic and beauty - lovers of manicures are artificial nails out of it.