acrylic resin definition

Acrylic resin is created synthetically from the polymerization of acrylic acid esters.  There are several types of acrylic resin, the most prominent being polymethyl methacrylate.  Other kinds such as methyl methacrylate are employed in the processing of picture varnish, lacquers and acrylic colors and several other products.  Another kind of resin, called polymethyl methacrylate, in solid form is a durable, glasslike plastic that does not yellow over time and is often employed in constructions and present-day sculptures.