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What is the difference between plexiglass and ordinary clear glass?

Update:09-04-2021
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Plexiglass is a popular name. The chemical name of this […]

Plexiglass is a popular name. The chemical name of this polymer transparentTransparent quartz glass suppliers material is polymethyl methacrylate, which is polymerized by methyl methacrylate.

The difference with ordinary glass:
① Highly transparent. Plexiglass is currently the most excellent polymer transparent material, with a light transmittance of 92%, which is higher than that of glass. The tube of the sun lamp called the artificial little sun is made of quartz, because quartz can completely transmit ultraviolet rays. Ordinary glass can only transmit 0.6% of ultraviolet rays, but plexiglass can transmit 73%.
②High mechanical strength. The relative molecular mass of plexiglass is about 2 million. It is a long-chain polymer compound, and the chains that form the molecules are very soft. Therefore, the strength of plexiglass is relatively high, and its tensile and impact resistance are 7~higher than ordinary glass. 18 times. There is a kind of plexiglass that has been heated and stretched, in which the molecular chain segments are arranged in a very orderly manner, which significantly improves the toughness of the material. Use nails to drive into this plexiglass, even if the nail penetrates, there will be no cracks on the plexiglass. This kind of plexiglass will not break into pieces after being penetrated by a bullet. Therefore, the stretched plexiglass can be used as bulletproof glass, and also as a cockpit cover on military aircraft.
③Light weight. The density of plexiglass is 1.18kg/dm3. The weight of a material of the same size is only half that of ordinary glass, and 43% of metallic aluminum (belonging to light metal).
④Easy to process. Plexiglass can not only be cut with a lathe and drilled with a drill, but also can be bonded into various shapes with acetone, chloroform, etc., and can also be processed into airplanes by blow molding, injection, extrusion and other plastic molding methods. Cockpit covers are as small as dentures and dental trays.

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