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Last edited 02 Jun 2021
MMA vs epoxy
The substance is sometimes erroneously referred to as plastic glass, though its properties are nowhere near the glass. Examples include Plexiglass, Perspex or Lucite, which are brand names of various kinds of MMA.
Epoxy is also be defined as a type of plastic. However, epoxy production can be either petroleum-derived or it can be plant-derived.
Epoxies contain a hardener that transforms them from liquid to solid. This substance is called curing. For flooring purposes, common hardeners tend to be carboxylic acids or tertiary amines that are mixed to create an epoxy 3D flooring substance. Many of these hardeners can produce off-gassing, which can be harmful even days after installation.
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