Non-Plastic Journey – Is my Retainer Plastic?


Posted by Wendy | Posted in Environmental, Me | Posted on 12-08-2009

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The short answer: Yes.

The long answer: On this site I found out that my retainer is made of acrylic. More specifically, an acrylic resin. An acrylic resin is a polymer derived from the monomer acrylic acid. Acrylic is clear plastic that resembles glass with superior physical properties (it doesn’t shatter as easily).

This question also answered another question – Is a resin a polymer? Yup.

- Wise Geek
- Wikipedia – Acrylic Resin
- Wikipedia – Thermoplastic

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