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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
[DuPont] A registered trademark for a series clear molded plastics.  First sold in the 1930s, DuPont originally used the name Lucite® was used for all its polymeric esters (methyl, ethyl, and butyl) of methacrylic acid.  Now, only the transparent, thermoplastic polymethyl methacrylate molded sheets are called Lucite® while the other resins and solutions are sold under the trademark of [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=Elvacite%C2%AE Elvacite®].  Solid glasslike sheets of Lucite® have been used in modern sculpture and interior construction.  They can be cast, extruded, machined as well as shaped by heating.  Lucite® resins have been used in a series of house paints manufactured by PPG and sold under the brand name of Lucite®.
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[DuPont] A registered trademark for a series clear molded plastics.  First sold in the 1930s, DuPont originally used the name Lucite® was used for all its polymeric esters (methyl, ethyl, and butyl) of methacrylic acid.  Now, only the transparent, thermoplastic polymethyl methacrylate molded sheets are called Lucite® while the other resins and solutions are sold under the trademark of [[Elvacite®]].  Solid glasslike sheets of Lucite® have been used in modern sculpture and interior construction.  They can be cast, extruded, machined as well as shaped by heating.  Lucite® resins have been used in a series of house paints manufactured by PPG and sold under the brand name of Lucite®.
  
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==

Latest revision as of 14:21, 21 January 2014

Description

[DuPont] A registered trademark for a series clear molded plastics. First sold in the 1930s, DuPont originally used the name Lucite® was used for all its polymeric esters (methyl, ethyl, and butyl) of methacrylic acid. Now, only the transparent, thermoplastic polymethyl methacrylate molded sheets are called Lucite® while the other resins and solutions are sold under the trademark of Elvacite®. Solid glasslike sheets of Lucite® have been used in modern sculpture and interior construction. They can be cast, extruded, machined as well as shaped by heating. Lucite® resins have been used in a series of house paints manufactured by PPG and sold under the brand name of Lucite®.

Synonyms and Related Terms

polymethylmethacrylate; PMMA; Perspex; Altuglas [Arkema]; Plexiglas [Atoglas] polymethylmethacrylate; PMMA; polimetil metacrilato (It.); Perspex; Altuglas [Arkema]; Plexiglas [Atoglas]

Additional Information

Lucite International: Website