Acrylic - What is acrylic?
Acrylic is a general term used to refer to a particular family of thermoplastic resins, which are derived from acrylic acid and are used in the manufacture of a variety of materials, including plastics, coatings, adhesives, rubbers, polishes, and paints. This group of materials is used to produce synthetic resins and textile fibres made from polymers of acrylic acid or its derivatives. These resins are usually chosen due a number of desirable properties including strength, durability, toughness, abrasion resistance, and resilience.
In labelling, acrylic is used in adhesives, coatings, printing inks, and face materials (including as a modifier in vinyl).Go Back to Glossary