November 9, 2011

Mitsubishi develops bio-MMA

Mitsubishi Rayon (MRC) and its subsidiary Lucite International announced today that they have developed bio-based methyl methacrylate (MMA), a chemical used in coatings, transparent plastics and adhesives.

Most of MMA is polymerized into polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), a transparent thermoplastic sometimes called acrylic glass which is an economical alternative to polycarbonate. Lucite by the way, is one of the well-known acrylic glass trademarked.

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