DATASET

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

Collection: EPLCA : European Platform on Life Cycle Assessment 

Description

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 for

intra-ocular lenses, contact lenses and implants and film. Besides self-polymerisation, methyl methacrylate (MMA), will polymerise with a range of other materials, yielding

co-polymers with properties tailored to specific applications.

Geographical Representation: RER

Contact

Email
ec-eplca (at) ec.europa.eu

Contributors

  • 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: http://data.europa.eu/89h/jrc-eplca-67116372-6605-4c48-a973-e0445b81dd29

Keywords

Plastics Materials production

Data access

Full ELCD Database
Use conditions
Custom licence 
Access conditions
No limitations 
URL 
  • Landing Page to download the full ELCD Database.

Geographic areas

Europe

Temporal coverage

From date To date
1996-01-01 2006-12-31

Additional information

Published by
European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Created date
2021-04-23
Modified date
2019-08-19
Issued date
1996-01-01
Landing page
http://eplca.jrc.ec.europa.eu/ELCD3/ 
Language(s)
English
Data theme(s)
Environment, Science and technology
Update frequency
irregular
Identifier
http://data.europa.eu/89h/jrc-eplca-67116372-6605-4c48-a973-e0445b81dd29
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