The brief history of Plexiglass Acrylic

The brief history of Plexiglass Acrylic

ACRYLIC, common name specially treated plexiglass. The research and development of acrylic has a history of more than one hundred years. The cohesiveness of acrylic acid was first discovered in 1872. The aggregation of methacrylic acid was known in 1880; In 1901, the synthesis of propylene polypropionate was completed. In 1927, industrial manufacturing was attempted using the aforesaid synthesis method; 1937 methyl acid industrial manufacturing development success, from which into the scale of manufacturing. During the Second World War, acrylic had excellent strength and toughness and light transmission. First of all, it was applied to the windshield of aircraft and the vision mirror of tank driver’s cab. The birth of the world’s first acrylic bathtub in 1948, the ailanthus acrylic application into a new milestone.


Good weather resistance and acid and alkali resistance, not due to perennial sun and rain, yellowing and hydrolysis phenomenon

Long life, compared with other material products, longer life of more than three years

Good light transmittance, up to more than 92%, the required light intensity is small, save electric energy

Strong impact resistance, 16 times of ordinary glass, suitable for installation in special need of safety zone

Excellent insulation performance, suitable for all kinds of electrical equipment

Light weight, half lighter than ordinary glass, building and support to bear small load

Colorful, high brightness, other materials can not be compared to the United States

Strong plasticity, large shape change, easy processing and forming

High recovery rate, recognized by increasing environmental awareness

Easy to maintain, easy to clean, rainwater can be naturally clean, or with soap and soft cloth to wipe.

Post time: May-03-2022