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PMMA Beads - Additives

Solutions Overview

Delivering innovative solutions is what we do at Trinseo, and as a trusted partner for polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), we can bring your bold, creative ideas to life. Our ALTUGLAS™ Acrylic beads are ideal as additives for interesting surface effects, such as shine reduction, texturing, and light scattering when manufacturing thermoplastic parts.

Our agile team of technical experts can collaborate with your business to deliver creative solutions, as acrylic beads are suited for many different applications based on its numerous key performance properties, including the ability to control viscosity, light scattering, and porosity, as well as its weatherability and resistance to scratch and UV, depending on the application.

Solutions for Unique Applications

Paint and Coatings

Compatible with waterborne or solvent borne formulations, our acrylic beads offer unique aesthetic properties that will inspire innovation, as well as offering VOC reduction and styrene content decrease compared to traditional materials.



Highly suitable for UP Resins or compounds in SMC/BMC, our ALTUGLAS™ beads enhance your composite parts through Class A surface aesthetics, while reducing VOC emissions and decreasing styrene content.


Ideal to customize your polymer applications, our acrylic beads allow you to create new effects when used as an additive. In addition to adding a unique aesthetic texture and surface, it also provides scratch and UV resistance.



Polyvalent thanks to its various compositions, our beads are suitable for porous material and glass interleaving applications – providing weatherability to materials.

Ready for a partnership?

From design to manufacturing, we'll work hand in hand with you to determine solutions unique to the needs of your business.