Sumitomo Chemical Asia Pte Ltd (SCA), a subsidiary of Sumitomo Chemical, was established with the primary aim of manufacturing and selling MMA monomer and SUMIPEX® PMMA polymer.
Methyl methacrylate (MMA) is an organic compound and a colourless liquid. Primarily used in the manufacturing process of poly methyl methacrylate acrylic plastics (SUMIPEX® PMMA polymer), MMA is also used to produce the co-polymer – methyl methacrylate-butadiene-styrene (MBS), used as a modifier for poly vinyl chloride (PVC). Apart from its use in the manufacturing industry, an alternative application of MMA is as cement used for total hip and knee replacements.
SUMIPEX® PMMA Polymer
Also known as Acrylic Glass, SUMIPEX® PMMA Polymer is manufactured from MMA Monomer. It is a transparent thermoplastic, used in sheet form as a lightweight, shatter-resistant alternative to glass, thus deriving its name Acrylic Glass. SUMIPEX® PMMA polymer is also used as a casting resin, in inks and coatings, and in several other applications.