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The development of acrylic

Date:Jan 28, 2020

Acrylic, commonly known as special treatment plexiglass. The research and development of acrylic has a history of more than 100 years.

The polymerization of acrylic acid was found in 1872;

The polymerization of methacrylic acid was known in 1880;

In 1901, the research on the synthesis of propenylpropionate was completed;

In 1927, industrial manufacturing was attempted by the above synthetic method;

In 1937, the industrial manufacturing and development of methyl acid ester was successful, which led to large-scale manufacturing.

During the Second World War, because of the excellent toughness and light transmittance of acrylic, it was first applied to the windshield of aircraft and the field of vision of the tank driver's cab.

The birth of the world's first acrylic bathtub in 1948 marks a new milestone in the application of acrylic.


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