What is plexiglass| Places used | Types
Orgsteklo is a complex polymer that was produced from methacrylic acid in a synthetic way.
Acrylic acid is used in the production of this polymer. The name of organic glass tells that it is an organic glass, as it is made of organic substances, and the process of its preparation is related to the reactions that can be observed in experiments in organic chemistry. So, we figured out that plexiglass, let’s go further.
Plexiglass has long been involved in everyday life and it is possible to meet practically at every step. Plexiglass thanks to its properties became an inexhaustible element of virtually every interior. Due to the durability of the material, the lightness of the weight and lightness in the care of plexiglass are often used for the manufacture of partitions, dividing the room in the zone, for the manufacture of various shelves and furniture, for example, coffee tables.
What is better glass or plexiglass?
Plexiglass has a lower weight than ordinary glass, but at the same time has an increased density and, with the corresponding coating, can withstand mechanical impact and be resistant to various scratches.
Manufactured from upholstered furniture is characterized by durability and durability, which at the same time makes it very economically viable. It is possible to assume that the glass is better, but it is not necessary to think that the glass has ceased to be relevant.
Any product made of ornamental glass is more fragile than glass and the owners of apartments, where there are such things should not be afraid to break them accidentally. Although there are one drawback in plexiglass- at high temperatures the products from plexiglass can lose their shape.
However, this only applies to extremely high temperatures, such as fires, which are rarely encountered. We can now understand more, plexiglass what is this? It is an ecologically safe material from which a large number of ordinary things are made for people.
Types of plexiglass
A colorless crystal clear sheet with a light transmission of 92-93% (with a thickness of 3 mm), with an ideal smooth surface, distinguished by a strong shine with both sides. Maximum transparency, absence of distortions of images. Application: glazing of buildings and structures (external and internal), showcases, transparent protection of devices and mechanisms.
Transparent color plexiglass
Evenly colored in mass transparent plexiglass. The most popular are tinted sheets of gray (smoky), blue and brown (bronze) shades. In general, the leaves can be painted in absolutely any color, have many variants of shades of varying degrees of saturation, leaving at this transparent, not distorting image. Maximum transparency, the absence of distortions of the image.
Application: glazing of transport, medical equipment, partitions, enclosures, domes, canopies, atriums, lanterns, greenhouses, greenhouses, solariums, furniture elements, countertops, regiments, trade and exhibition facilities, “exhibition and display” constructions, models, outdoor and interior advertising, POSM, souvenir products, numbers, birds, different thermoformed products, protective glazing of photographs, paintings and stands, aquariums, interior details, etc. Design of exhibitions, shows, concerts, TV studios.
Transparent corrugated plexiglass
Transparent colorless and color plexiglass with a protruding pattern on one side of the leaf, the other side smooth. Effects of light emission at the expense of light refraction in the case of significant omission of visible light. For such glass objects and images acquire clear outlines. Classical types of ripples: “golden ice”, small and coarse ripples “prismatic”, “beehives”, “small waves”, “drop”. Exclusive types of wrinkles: “handles”, “needle pins”, “squares”, “pyramids”, “velvet”, “leather”. Transparency, light reflection, partial concealment of the image on the leaf, special decoration.
Application: glazing of shower cabins, curtains of baths, glazing of interior doors, filling of partitions, furniture, design elements, chandeliers, suspended ceilings with interior lighting, decorative construction.