Lucite is the trademark of Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) and is called British Perspex, Plexiglas. Lucite is a synthetic organic compound of very heavy molecules made by combining many simple molecules of monomer (methyl methacrylate) into long chains. Well, long chains of such monomers are called polymers, and such making polymers are called polymerization. Heat and light can affect the operation of polymerization, although commercial product manufacturers usually employ chemical catalysts. Lucite is a versatile acrylic and used in many fabulous products like lucite tables, lucite sheets, lucite panels, lucite glass, and lucite crystal. Custom lucite can be mould into trophies, tables, desks, or anything you want.
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Lucite Acrylic: Why It Is Used As Lucite Sheets, Lucite Panels, Lucite Glass, Lucite Plexiglass, And Lucite Crystal?
Lucite acrylic has good resistance to shock and weathering; hence it is not affected much by weather such as summer, winter, or rain. It has high dimensional stability also. Furthermore, clear Lucite is highly transparent and colourless but can be rendered or tinted by adding other substances. It is generally fabricated by casting into Lucite sheets or moulding into definite articles like Lucite tables, Lucite panels, Lucite crystal, etc. In addition, an object made of PMMA (Polymethyl methacrylate) displays the unusual property of holding a light beam reflected within surfaces. Thus, it carries the light rays around corners and bends of a pipe, sheets, or bundle of threads. All objects made with Lucite acrylic reflect light beams through the ends and edges of the things. So, Lucite acrylic is wonderfully turned into Lucite crystals, Lucite glass, Lucite plexiglass, Lucite panels, Lucite tables, Lucite desks. It is widely used in canopies and windows of aircraft, and the making of medallions, ornaments, camera lenses, and automobile tail lights and spotlights. Moreover, it is also used in the medical field, like visually inspecting and illuminating interior organs through medicinal devices.
Fun Facts: Reasons to Love Lucite Acrylic
The history of lucite is rich, and nowadays, it is becoming more popular than before. DuPont and Rohm & Hass carved durable, flexible, and transparent acrylic for the first time to be served in the World War II effort in the windshield of aeroplane and submarine periscope. From 1950, glass-like acrylic was started using furniture, handbags, slippers, and fashion jewellery.
Lucite is unpretentious clear acrylic with a 93% transparency rate. It stands out ironically by letting the materials around it be seen and even highlighted. It’s just a practical acrylic resin called Poly(methyl methacrylate), a thermoplastic often used in sheet form as a shatter-resistant or lightweight alternative to soda-lime glass.
It is waterproof and UV resistance. Mostly plastic breaks when it comes into Ultra Violet rays, but Lucite is Ultra Violet rays resistant and will not break. It is coastal-friendly and outdoor-friendly. Acrylic is made up of natural gases and inert in solid form. Hence, custom Lucite will not become yellow in sunlight.
It is a magical acrylic as it reflects the light beams on the edges and corners of the objects. It is also used as a light redirecting source because it blends the light. When it is mixed with other substances, it showcases the details very clearly. In addition, it is preferable to make stylish interior and outdoor furniture. Lucite glass-like acrylic is a non-conductor of cold and hot and more suitable for outdoor tables and chairs than metallic material.