What is Lucite?

August 23, 2016

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Lucite, an acrylic product made by Dupont, has a unique chemical composition that allows it to be formed into a wide variety of shapes, colors, textures and sizes. Two ingredients are mixed to produce Lucite–an acrylic resin powder and a clear liquid called a monomer. The combination results in a thick, opaque liquid, which is hand poured into molds and allowed to partially set. The Lucite mold is made larger than the desired size of the completed object to allow for shrinkage during curing and sanding and polishing of the object during final production.