Acrylic and Plexiglass are referred to the same group of elastomers. An acrylic is a group of elastomers. Plexiglass is PMMA, which comes under the group of acrylic. Acrylic elastomers are known as specialty rubbers due to their excellent weather resistance, heat resistance, and solvent resistance.What is plexiglass and what is it made of?
Plexiglass, a name trademarked by the chemical company Rohm and Hass, is made up of methyl methacrylate. The methyl methacrylate is processed into this hard vinyl polymer through free radical vinyl polymerization. Plexiglass is used as a shatterproof replacement for glass.How much does plexiglass cost?
Standard plexiglass prices are typically $10 per square foot. But with the high demand of plexiglass, costs can be upwards of $30 per square foot. “A 2-foot plexiglass panel was priced at $30 a square foot [without any edging, polishing, etc.],” explains Smuda.