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[ICI, England] A trademark for transparent acrylic sheeting made from polymethyl methacrylate. The equivalent U.S. material is sold as Plexiglas®.
Physical and Chemical Properties
Can be electrostatic. More easily scratched than glass.
Perspex: Product information
Resources and Citations
- G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 11
- Hermann Kuhn, Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art and Antiquities, Butterworths, London, 1986
- Marie Svoboda, Conservation Survey Index, unpublished, 1997
- Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perspex (Accessed Nov. 9, 2005)