Not a tough material in comparison with engineering plastics, notch sensitive and generally brittle. Although not attacked by alcohol alone, alcohol with carbon tetrachloride and ether will cause swelling. Dissolved by most aromatic and chlorinated hydrocarbons. Water absorption is low but can have a considerable effect on dimensions and a lesser one on mechanical properties.
Sinks, baths, knobs and batons. Displays and signs. Aircraft glazing, technical models, tap tops and accessories. Automotive rear light housings, automotive components such as badges, steering wheel insignia and fascia panels