Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA) - A Market (or Plastic) on the Move.
After the turbulent times of recent years, in which the PMMA market suffered a severe drop in demand in 2009 due to the recession, followed by a powerful upturn in 2010 and 2011 with considerable delivery problems – driven mainly by the demand for light-guide panels in LED TVs – the market stabilized to a great extent in 2012. In spite of negative economic forecasts due to the European debt crisis, which mainly hit the automotive industry and the construction business, and new substituting technologies in the electronics industry, the established material PMMA continues to re-invent itself in attractive applications. ...
You will find the complete article as PDF file.
Panel lighting, a novel, extremely flat luminaire design provides uniform illumination for rooms, and simultaneously saves energy. (Figure: Evonik)