acrylic resin


Definition of acrylic resin

: a glassy thermoplastic made by polymerizing acrylic acid or methacrylic acid or a derivative of either and used for cast and molded parts or as coatings and adhesives

Examples of acrylic resin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Made from acrylic resin, the new statue weighs less than a tenth of the marble sculpture, estimated to be around 12,000 pounds. Rebecca Cairns; Video By Adrian Lydon, CNN, 20 May 2021 It is made from acrylic resin, however, and weighs 10 times less than Michelangelo’s sculpture. Rebecca Ann Hughes, Forbes, 16 Apr. 2021 The project, made of fiberglass and acrylic resin, was in the works for two months. Washington Post, 2 Mar. 2018 These are then freeze-dried before being encased in an acrylic resin, all by hand. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, 9 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of acrylic resin

1940, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of acrylic resin was in 1940

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Medical Definition of acrylic resin

: a glassy acrylic thermoplastic made by polymerizing acrylic or methacrylic acid or a derivative of either and used for cast and molded parts (as of medical prostheses and dental appliances) or as coatings and adhesives


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