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A trademark for a light, transparent, weather-resistant thermoplastic. This trademark sometimes occurs in print lowercased and spelled plexiglass: "The display pieces are double sealed inside plexiglass cases" (Los Angeles Times).


trademark US a transparent plastic, polymethylmethacrylate, used for combs, plastic sheeting, etc


(ˈplɛk sɪˌglæs, -ˌglɑs)
a lightweight, transparent plastic material made from methyl methacrylate, used for signs, windows, and furniture.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Plexiglas - (trademark) a light transparent weather resistant thermoplasticPLEXIGLAS - (trademark) a light transparent weather resistant thermoplastic
polymethyl methacrylate - a transparent plastic used as a substitute for glass
trademark - a formally registered symbol identifying the manufacturer or distributor of a product


® [ˈpleksɪglɑːs] Nplexiglás ® m


[ˈplɛksɪglɑːs] n (US)Plexiglas® m


® [ˈplɛksɪˌglɑːs] nplexiglas ® m
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PLEXIGLAS Mineral from Evonik is a particularly brilliant example of such a material, in the true sense of the word.
The number of cracks that emerge in a plate of glass or Plexiglas relates to the speed of the object that broke it, researchers demonstrate April 26 in Physical Review Letters.
New Plexiglas Solar Pre-Fab acrylic lens panels are part of the Plexiglas Solar product portfolio, which consists of speciality PMMA moulding compounds and sheet products for solar applications.
More additive than subtractive, Braman's five new sculptures also feature Plexiglas cubes and rectangles balanced on or bolted to the so-called camper chunks.
debut of Plexiglas RNew, a blend of PMMA acrylic and PLA.
has introduced Plexiglas CR30 and Plexiglas CR50, describing them as "the next generation of impact acrylic polymers for use in transparent disposable medical devices.
But there's no danger of any deadly attack because the children and the bears are separated from each other by 10 inches of Plexiglas.
These then served as their "preliminary studies" for the Plexiglas sculptures that were created in the fourth lesson.
Made of brushed aluminum and green Plexiglas, the sculpture reflects light with a dull glow and casts shadows--it quietly exerts its presence as a series of physical objects in space.
The exhibit likens the impact of the Smart Car today to those of several design innovations in the twentieth century, such as the Vespa, Concorde, Bullet Train and Panton chair, all of which are displayed in miniature on Plexiglas platforms.
Hudson conceived of the idea of putting the designs onto Plexiglas panels that could be inserted into the wooded walls.
The place had bean bag chairs and Billy dolls under Plexiglas bubbles on the wall.