Press release
Corporate Press
April 30, 2010

Relax Instead of Clean — Thanks to New PLEXIGLAS RESIST® AAA Multi-Skin Sheets! (30. April 2010)

• New multi-skin sheets with anti-algae technology
• Considerably reduces time spent cleaning transparent roofing

A spic-and-span, transparent roof adorns the terrace, carport, or sunroom of many a home. Such roofs look all the more unsightly, however, if—like many surfaces exposed to the elements—they become overgrown by a greenish-brown film. Many people simply refer to it as "algae". They then have to fetch a ladder and invest a lot of energy cleaning the roof. And that is no mean feat; after all, it is often difficult just to access such a roof.

Evonik has a far more convenient solution: a new multi-skin sheet called PLEXIGLAS RESIST® AAA. This high-quality, next-generation multi-skin sheet is the world’s first plastic multi-skin sheet featuring a nanotech-based anti-algae design. Simple in principle, this special coating takes advantage of the sun’s UV radiation to essentially prevent algae, moss, pollen, and the like from adhering to the sheets. The next rainfall washes away virtually all of the remaining decomposed matter. And it goes without saying that this new high-performance innovation is entirely non-toxic and bioneutral.

In addition, the new multi-skin sheets also meet sophisticated expectations regarding design and color in construction: PLEXIGLAS RESIST® AAA is available not only in a clear version, but also white or in an elegant gray, too.

And then there are the product benefits that PLEXIGLAS RESIST® has long been known for: excellent UV resistance and weather resistance, for example. In fact, Evonik issues a 30-year warranty against yellowing for its transparent PLEXIGLAS® products. At the end of the day, this range of properties grants homeowners a lot of spare time underneath a clean and durable roof.


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.


In so far as forecasts or expectations are expressed in this press release or where our statements concern the future, these forecasts, expectations or statements may involve known or unknown risks and uncertainties. Actual results or developments may vary, depending on changes in the operating environment. Neither Evonik Industries AG nor its group companies assume an obligation to update the forecasts, expectations or statements contained in this release.