Press release
Corporate Press
October 1, 2008

PLEXIGLAS®: for Bright Rooms and an Ideal Room Climate

  • Bright rooms and an ideal room climate with PLEXIGLAS® molding compound
  • Reduced energy requirement for air-conditioning units and artificial lighting

Daylight at the workplace is crucial for employees' well-being and performance. But strong sunlight leads to heat buildup indoors, resulting in high energy costs for air-conditioning units. The new shading elements made from transparent PLEXIGLAS® molding compound solve this problem and provide bright rooms with an ideal climate.

Total reflection through prism structure
The transparent sheets are extruded from a special grade of PLEXIGLAS® molding compound with excellent flow and extremely accurate mold surface reproduction. The lamellar sunblinds made from this material have a 90° prism structure that provides total reflection of direct sunlight. They keep out the heat of the sun and allow diffuse daylight to enter the room. Interiors stay pleasantly bright and naturally air-conditioned even when the blinds are closed. That reduces the energy requirement for air-conditioning units and artificial lighting.

Variety of possible applications
The transparent blinds are a functional shading solution for many different applications: indoor and outdoor blinds, vertical sunblinds, glazed roofs and domes, and in greenhouses. Conservatories can also be easily retrofitted with such shading. This dispenses with the need for outdoor awnings that make rooms darker and are exposed to wind and weather.
Transparent shading elements made from PLEXIGLAS® molding compound make for pleasant daylighting combined with a good room climate in a multitude of applications.

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 which operates in three business areas: Chemicals, Energy and Real Estate. Evonik is a global leader in specialty chemicals, an expert in power generation from hard coal and renewable energies, and one of the largest private residential real estate companies in Germany. Our strengths are creativity, specialization, continuous self-renewal, and reliability. Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In its fiscal year 2007 about 43,000 employees generated sales of about €14.4 billion and an operating profit (EBITDA) of more than €2.2 billion.

Disclaimer

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