Safe Use of Methacrylates
MPA promotes good product stewardship practices for end use applications and users of its products. The information provided by the links below will guide you to information regarding proper use and handling of methacrylate monomer products, as supplied by MPA member companies.
Information on products that are made from methacrylate monomers should be obtained from the company making the specific products. MPA member companies manufacture millions of pounds of methacrylate monomers per year that are supplied to many downstream industries. These downstream industries in turn produce a wide range of products containing methacrylate based polymers and in some cases methacrylate monomer. It is the responsibility of these downstream manufacturers to provide relevant safe handling advice for these products.
In industrial application it is always important to obtain a current Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) from your supplier and follow the guidance.
Professional and Skilled Trade
Before using any chemical product, the user should be properly trained in safe handling procedures for that product. This means that you should always contact the supplier of the product you are using to obtain the most current safe handling advice.
Do-It-Yourself, Hobbyists and other Consumers
It is important to read and follow the guidance on the product label or packaging. See Methacrylate and Do-It-Yourself for more information.