New polycarbonate sheet products from Bayer provide OEMs with additional options for lighting lenses
February 27, 2015
LEDs are advancing lighting options, both in design and functionality, yet consumers are looking for more. They look for high-quality lighting, durability, safety and attractive aesthetics. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) require these same properties in materials to meet consumer needs. Bayer MaterialScience LLC offers OEMs a broad range of polycarbonate sheet materials for their lighting needs.
Bayer is further expanding its broad range of polycarbonate sheet products for lighting applications, launching two material grades at Strategies in Light 2015.
Makrolon® DX-NR polycarbonate sheet provides high optical performance, balancing light diffusion and transmission. Its outstanding outdoor weathering performance, enabled by co-extruded, UV-resistance technology, makes it ideal for exterior applications. OEMs using Makrolon® DX-NR polycarbonate sheet for lenses are able to achieve enhanced aesthetics thanks to the material’s non-glossy and non-reflective appearance.
Also debuting at Strategies in Light is Makrolon® Lumen XT LC0 polycarbonate sheet. Joining the extensive Makrolon® Lumen XT polycarbonate product line, this new grade further expands the diffusion level options, and enables lighting designers to create even more energy-efficient lighting fixtures.
This high-performance material has achieved a UL 94 V-2 flammability rating. Additionally, Makrolon® Lumen XT polycarbonate sheet resists high temperatures while providing outstanding, uniform LED light diffusion and minimizing hot spots while maximizing light transmission.
“The addition of these two polycarbonate sheet products to our lighting portfolio gives lighting designers and OEMs even more flexibility to achieve successful lighting designs,” says Dr. Ted Trautman, director of technology – polycarbonate sheet products, North America, Bayer MaterialScience LLC.
For more information about polycarbonate sheet for lighting applications, visit Bayer booth #1123 during Strategies in Light.
About Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Bayer MaterialScience LLC is one of the leading producers of high-performance plastics in North America and is part of the global Bayer MaterialScience business with approximately 14,300 employees at 30 production sites around the world and 2013 sales of 11.2 billion euros. Bayer MaterialScience, a Bayer Group company, manufactures high-tech polymer materials and develops innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction, medical, and sports and leisure industries. Sustainability is central to Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s business and is based around the key areas of innovation, product stewardship, social responsibility and respect for the environment.