Definitions for "Acrylics"
(textiles) Are made from petroleum. They have wool like fibres. It is not as strong as polyester/nylon. Modacrylics are also named because they have been chemically modified to offer good flame resistance. They don’t wrinkle or crease easily.
In carpeting, generic term including acrylic and modified acrylic (modacrylic) fibers; acrylic is a polymer composed of at least 85% by weight of acrylonitrile; modacrylic is a polymer composed of less than 85% but at least 35% by weight of acrylonitrile.
A family of plastics used for fibers, rigid sheets and paints.
A family of thermoplastic synthetic resins based largely on acrylic esters with a wide range of performance properties; acrylic resins are often recognized for their superior optical clarity, strength and high durability; acrylic adhesives are available which feature remarkable adhesion to many different substrates and quick cure times; limited resistance to elevated temperatures and/or chemical exposure are factors to be considered when selecting such adhesives,sealants, etc. for specific applications.
A synthetic paint popular since the 1950’s, which has a very fast drying time.
Transparent balls made of acrylic used for contact juggling. Also called crystals.