Press release
Corporate Press
April 9, 2010

PLEXIGLAS® EndLighten: A new dimension of light

Light + Building 2010, Hall 4.1, Booth H31

• PLEXIGLAS® EndLighten offers energy efficiency
• Super-slim solution for extremely thin luminous panels with large surface areas and glowing displays

Modern lighting concepts are meant to meet two main requirements: to look good and be functional. But another point is becoming more and more important too: energy efficiency.

PLEXIGLAS® EndLighten for large displays, citylight posters or delicate luminous panels is Evonik’s answer to the issues of energy efficiency, climate protection and design. PLEXIGLAS® EndLighten offers optimal use of light combined with low energy consumption. Because the light is fed in via the edges, the entire sheet is brightly and evenly illuminated. That saves costs for the user and is kind to the environment for everyone’s benefit.

The material makes all the difference. PLEXIGLAS® Endlighten contains clear diffuser particles that change the direction in which the light rays that enter the sheet travel through it, by means of light refraction and diffraction, in such a way that the total surface reflection is reduced and light is emitted at small angles to the sheet surface. This gives the display its uniformly glowing surface. Since the light sources are installed along the edges rather than behind the sheet, signs can be kept ultra-slim.

PLEXIGLAS® EndLighten can be lit on one side or on both sides. This increases the luminous intensity of the sheet and is ideally suited to advertising, creative interior design or unusual tradeshow presentations.

At this year’s Light+Building show in Frankfurt, Evonik displays the versatility of PLEXIGLAS® EndLighten with a sky full of twinkling stars made of PLEXIGLAS® EndLighten rods, an illuminated path and a tree, two extremely slim luminous frames and a touch screen terminal. The company thus provides glowing examples of energy-efficient lighting concepts and practical climate protection.


The Performance Polymers Business Unit of Evonik Industries is a worldwide manufacturer of PMMA products sold under the PLEXIGLAS® trademark on the European, Asian, African and Australian continents and under the trademark ACRYLITE® in the Americas.

About Evonik

Evonik Industries is the creative industrial group from Germany. In our core business of specialty chemicals, we are a global leader. In addition, Evonik is an expert in power generation from hard coal and renewable energies, and one of the largest private residential real estate companies in Germany. Our company’s performance is shaped by creativity, specialization, continuous self-renewal, and reliability.

Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In its fiscal year 2009 about 39,000 employees generated sales of about €13.1 billion and an operating profit (EBITDA) of about €2.0 billion.


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