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Definition of Acrylic

  1. Generally refers to the hardened and cured coating that results from a precise two-part mix ratio of liquid monomer and powdered polymer. Most acrylic monomers are made primarily from Ethyl Methacrylate (EMA). The polymers contain approximately 70% EMA and 30% MMA (Methyl Methacrylate), and a very small percentage of initiator, such as Benzoyl Peroxide. Note: MMA is not harmful when it is a solid (powder/polymer), but is considered harmful in its’ liquid form (monomer). Nail Technicians should avoid acrylic systems with MMA monomer.

Added to the Nail Glossary on November 4, 2016

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