Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Title: Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) beads; production mix, at plant (Location: RER)


Raw data for polymerization and intermediate products are collected by several producers in Europe; the average is calculated by the consultant based on the production capacity of the companies. The LCI result is calculated with background data from the Boustead database.

Synonyms: Poly(methyl) methacrylate, methyl methacrylate resin

Technical Purpose: Its durability, plus its high quality finish, ensures that it is in demand for the longer lasting high quality products, such as baths, sinks and showers. Its mechanical properties of high softening point and high impact strength, when combined with its good weatherability and resistance to most aqueous inorganic reagents, favour its use in external applications. Illuminated signs, glazing and motor vehicle rear lights are only a few of the examples of the use to which it can be put. Because of its optical clarity and stability, PMMA has found uses in the medical field where special grades have long been successfully employed ...

Simone Fazio
David Pennington
How to cite
Fazio, Simone; Pennington, David (1996):  Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) beads; production mix, at plant (Location: RER). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:
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Additional information
Issue date 1996-01-01
Landing page
Geographic area Europe
Temporal coverage

From: 1996-01-01 – To: 2006-01-01

Update frequency irregular
Language English
Data theme(s) Environment; Science and technology
EuroVoc domain(s) 36 SCIENCE; 52 ENVIRONMENT

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