ALTUGLAS® PMMA

Producer: Altuglas
Polymer type PMMA

Wherever there is a need for good-looking, precise, tough, moulded parts, you will find the ideal combination of performance properties and value in the Altuglas® family of acrylic thermoplastic resins; excellent optical clarity, unsurpassed weatherability, and design flexibility.

These resins are available in many grades and colours to meet your specific applications.

General info

Altuglas® PMMA Poly(methyl methacrylate) is a transparent thermoplastic, often used as a light or a shatter-resistant alternative to glass. It is sometimes called acrylic glass.

The Altuglas® portfolio offers a wide choice of PMMA resins designed for injection, extrusion and blow moulding.

The general characteristics of Altuglas® PMMA are as follows:

  • Highest transparency and brilliance of all plastics
  • Mechanical properties
  • Rigidity and dimensional stability
  • Surface properties
  • Hardness and the highest scratch resistance of all plastics
  • Resistance to aging
  • Excellent resistance to atmospheric agents, UV radiation and aging

In addition, the Altuglas® range offers special properties:

  • Impact resistance
  • Resistance to gamma sterilisation
  • Suitability for food contact
  • Suitability for medical applications
  • Ultraviolet filtering
  • Chemical resistance

Main Altuglas® applications:

  • Transport and automotive industry: lights, deflectors, instrument panels, number plates, reflectors, traffic lights, etc.
  • Building and construction industry: extruded panels for building, glazing, protection and greenhouses, co-extruded over ABS or PVC panels for caravans, window frames, etc.
  • Lighting: light filters, globes, diffusers, etc.
  • Household appliances and domestic equipment: dishes, salad bowls, glasses, etc.
  • Medical: in-vitro diagnostic, e.g. blood cuvettes
  • Many special applications may be added to this list, e.g. DVD discs, cellular phone displays, lenses, shoe heels, display cases, drawers...

Portfolio

Altuglas® Acrylic Resin – Standard Grades

Exceptional optical clarity with resistance to damage and discoloration by ultraviolet rays make Altuglas® acrylic resins the industry standard. These resins are used in automotive lighting, light fittings, household appliances, mobile phone displays, light guide panels, etc.

Altuglas® Standard Grades Overview
ProductProperties
Altuglas® VMGood fluidity
Altuglas® V 920THigh temperature resistance with improved flow properties
Altuglas® V 825THigh temperature resistance with good flow properties
Altuglas® V 046Extrusion grade with high heat resistance

Altuglas® Acrylic Resin – Impact Grades

Altuglas® DR, Altuglas® MI and Altuglas® HFI series resins offer impact resistance that is 2 to 15 times greater than standard acrylics, combined with excellent optical qualities.

The Altuglas® HFI range is designed for superior flow and mould release properties, for reduced cycle times. In addition, the HFI range is available in grades resistant to sterilisation by gamma radiation.

Altuglas® Impact Grades Overview
ProductProperties
Altuglas® MI-4TMiddle impact modified grade
Altuglas® MI-7TImpact modified grade
Altuglas® DRTHigh impact modified PMMA
Altuglas® HFI-7Impact modified grade with improved fluidity
Altuglas® HFI-10High impact modified PMMA with improved fluidity
Altuglas® HFI-15Super high impact modified grade

Altuglas® Acrylic Resin – Specialty Grades

Altuglas International has developed a wide range of clear and coloured specialty acrylic resins, in response to growing demand in very exacting applications.

Enhanced technical specifications:

  • Improved mechanical properties
  • Improved thermal properties
  • Higher resistance to chemicals and gamma radiation
  • Improved surface hardness
  • Anti-scratching properties
  • Transparent to UV
  • Glossy opaque
  • Coloured and textured surfaces
Altuglas® Specialty Grades Overview
ProductProperties
Altuglas® VMLHigh fluidity and processability
Altuglas® VS-UVTUV transparent grade
Altuglas® HT 121Higher thermal resistance and surface hardness (anti-scratching)
Altuglas® V 825-HIDResistance to high intensity discharge sources
Altuglas® UVPGrades offering UV protection
Altuglas® HCR-3Excellent chemical resistance
Altuglas® CR-8Very good chemical resistance and impact properties
Altuglas® CR-12High impact modified grade and very good chemical resistance
Altuglas® SG-7Impact grade, resistance to gamma radiation
Altuglas® OpaqueGlossy opaque
Altuglas® MattUnique matt appearance
Altuglas® FrostedUnique frosted appearance
Altuglas® GraniteLook of natural stone
Solarkote® ASuperior UV protection and weather resistance, adhesion to ABS
Solarkote® HSuperior UV protection and adhesion to HIPS
Solarkote® PSuperior UV protection and adhesion to PVC

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