Polycarbonate sheet technologies from Bayer: Secure solutions for new and retrofitted buildings

Attractive and economical solutions for building security and protection

Las Vegas, November 4, 2013 — Protecting people, property and other critical assets from the devastation of an explosive attack is a high priority for security professionals. Combining its substantial technical expertise with the latest generation of Hygard® security laminates, Bayer MaterialScience LLC offers a range of adaptable, attractive and economical solutions that meets today’s security and protection needs with countless design possibilities.

From vandalism and forced entry to bullet resistance and blast mitigation, Bayer’s Hygard polycarbonate laminate panels are a versatile architectural solution for a wide variety of glazing applications where security and containment are critical. In addition to helping protect building occupants and assets, Hygard EX panels offer appealing architectural aesthetics and comply with energy-efficiency requirements for fenestration products.

For those seeking a complete façade system, Bayer offers the Hygard Sentinel structural facade – a fully-engineered solution that combines the aesthetics, day-lighting and impact resistance of its Hygard laminate panels with a high-strength, energy-absorbing steel mounting structure. This façade system establishes a new level of blast resistance, especially useful for protecting mission critical buildings and other structures with limited stand-off distance.

Importantly, the Hygard EX panels and Hygard Sentinel system meet and exceed federal government blast hazard mitigation standards for the GSA, Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of State.

“Based on our tough, durable Makrolon® polycarbonate, Hygard EX laminates and the Hygard Sentinel façade system are designed to protect against multiple hazards – from IEDs to severe storms,” explains Karl Wiecking, emerging markets manager, Bayer MaterialScience LLC. “These solutions give building planners an economical and attractive option for meeting a variety of requirements for explosive resistance, safety, security and even energy efficiency.”

Bayer will highlight these polycarbonate laminate technologies for building security and protection during the 2013 Design-Build Conference & Expo. The conference, sponsored by the Design-Build Institute of America, takes place Nov. 4-6 in Las Vegas.

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 14,500 employees at 30 production sites around the world and 2012 sales of 11.5 billion euros. The 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.

For more information about Bayer MaterialScience's Hygard EX® polycarbonate laminate panels and Hygard Sentinel® façade system, call 1-800-628-5084 or visit www.sheffieldplastics.com.

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