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Transparency and translucency

The most important characteristics of our profiles

A glass-like appearance is achieved by using the engineering plastics polycarbonate (including Makrolon® and Lexan®) and polymethyl methacrylate (including PLEXIGLAS® and Altuglas®). This guarantees consistently high quality for our products and delivers outstanding properties:

Polycarbonate (PC)

  • colourless transparent, opal, diffuse/satin, special LED light diffusing properties (dispersive) and
    individually matched colours
  • high impact strength (almost unbreakable)
  • extremely weatherproof 1)
  • high heat resistance (up to approx. 130°C)
  • good resistance to embrittlement (up to approx. -35°C)
  • flame retardant categories UL94 “HB” to “V0”
    (depending on material type)

1)ATHEX always works with UV-stabilised PC

Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA)

  • colourless transparent, opal, diffuse/satin, special LED light diffusing properties (dispersive) and
    individually matched colours
  • unrivalled resistance to weathering and ageing
    (no yellowing under UV)
  • adequate impact resistance2)
  • resistant to heat deformation from 85°C to 100°C
    (depending on material type)
  • flame protection category UL94 “HB”
    (burns with extremely little smoke and pollution)

2)By using special material types, the impact strength can be increased for specific requirements (e.g. vandalism)

PLEXIGLAS® = reg. brand of Röhm GmbH, Darmstadt

Translucent and flexible

The materials processed by ATHEX offer you excellent quality of materials and results. That's the standard we set ourselves.

Granulat in unterschiedlichen Einfärbungen wird in hoch transparente Profil-Formen extrudiert und konfektioniert.