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Plexiglas Celebrates 75th Anniversary

11:48 AM MDT | October 24, 2008 | Robert Westervelt in Philadelphia

Plexiglas, the venerable polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA)-based acrylic sheet, turns 75 this year, and Arkema marked the anniversary last month with a gala at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Clear growth: Some of the new and old applications of Plexiglas. Arkema’s Altuglas International unit produces more than 20% of the world’s PMMA and generates revenues of more than $800 million/year. Arkema and Rohm and Haas (R&H) formed a joint venture in 1992 for acrylic resins, including Plexiglas, and Arkema bought out the R&H stake in...

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