Peace of mind you can bank on: Polycarbonate sheet helps improve safety and security, maintain excellent optics

Chicago, June 26, 2014 — A once picturesque California street lined with businesses was left ravaged when a peaceful demonstration turned ugly. Street-level windows were smashed, requiring replacement. One of the affected businesses, a financial institution, wanted to replace its large, broken windows with a material offering high impact strength and resistance to vandalism.

Makrolon® 15 polycarbonate sheet from Bayer MaterialScience LLC was chosen as a replacement for the damaged glass in a financial institution along this street. Where the glass was vulnerable to breakage and cracking, Makrolon® 15 polycarbonate offered high-impact strength, therefore providing a greater level of safety and security.

Replacing the boarded-up window openings as quickly as possible was a priority for the financial institution. Unlike glass materials, which would typically have a long lead time due to the size of the openings, Makrolon® polycarbonate sheet was both readily available and easy to fabricate on the job site.

In addition to high impact strength and easy installation, the polycarbonate sheet offered enhanced ultra-violet (UV) and abrasion resistance without sacrificing daylighting capabilities and optics – other important considerations for the business.

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.

For more information about Bayer MaterialScience LLC’s Makrolon® polycarbonate sheet products, contact Sales at 800-254-1707 or visit

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