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.

ACRYLITE® Optical HT

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

 

KEY PROPERTIES

  • 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

 

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ACRYLITE® Optical HT

Almost too beautiful just for the road – lighting design with ACRYLITE®

What does ACRYLITE® have to do with car design? For over 60 years, ACRYLITE® molding compounds have been a driving force behind the auto industry. Why? Because the multifaceted ways in which ACRYLITE® can be formed open up virtually endless possibilities for design. One shining example is crystal-clear or colored ACRYLITE® whose top light-guiding properties and color stability make for innovative automotive lighting systems.

Applications
Automotive & Transportation Exterior Lighting & Telematics

Products
ACRYLITE® Heat resistant grades
ACRYLITE® Grades with diffusing effects
ACRYLITE® Standard grades

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