Recycling of ACRYLITE®:
Post-consumer recycling of back-light units of PMMA screens

Backlight units of screens are often made of high-purity polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) and are therefore ideal for chemical recycling. In this process, the polymer (PMMA) is returned to the monomer (MMA) by heating, which can then be used as a raw material for polymerizing ACRYLITE® or other products such as reactive resins.

Products made from this have a significantly reduced carbon footprint compared with virgin material. This process clearly distinguishes PMMA from other materials where chemical recycling only produces precursors for monomer production, such as pyrolysis oils.


High optical quality in combination with
increased long-term service temperature



  • Best-in-class Vicat softening temperature
  • Best-in-class: RTI/UL rating (Resist thermal aging)
  • Typical properties of ACRYLITE® are retained (transmittance, weathering, high clarity)
  • Low color shift over long light distances


Learn more about the new

Light makes the atmosphere. And ACRYLITE® makes the light.

Light not only attracts insects and other animals, but also customers. That’s because ACRYLITE® can be molded in almost any number of ways, opening up entirely new possibilities for product design. Yet using ACRYLITE® also pays off for other reasons: it transmits light very efficiently and is particularly long-lasting and UV-stable.

Lighting Technologies

ACRYLITE® Grades with diffusing effects
ACRYLITE® Standard grades


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