Polycarbonate sheet technologies from Bayer: Attractive, economical solutions for building protection

Dallas, October 6, 2014 — Soaring skyscrapers … architectural wonders … government embassies. Protecting buildings, their occupants and other assets is a key consideration when renovating or building new structures. High-performance plastics from Bayer MaterialScience LLC can help.

Bayer offers a range of adaptable, attractive and economical solutions that not only protect against vandalism and forced entry, but also offer bullet resistance and blast mitigation. The company’s Hygard® security laminates are a versatile architectural solution for a wide variety of glazing applications where security is critical.

One option is lightweight, transparent Hygard EX explosion-resistant panels. 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.

Complete facades

For those seeking a complete façade system, Bayer offers the Hygard Sentinel structural façade – 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.

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 versatile polycarbonate

“The Hygard systems, based on our tough, durable, lightweight and transparent Makrolon® polycarbonate, allow building and design professionals to provide a safe and secure solution to protect structures,” said Karl Wiecking, emerging markets manager, Bayer MaterialScience LLC. “The system can be easily integrated into a design-build project with long-lasting protection and security for the building and its assets.”

Bayer will highlight these polycarbonate laminate technologies for building security and protection at its booth (#610) during the 2014 Design-Build Conference & Expo. The conference, sponsored by the Design-Build Institute of America, takes place Oct. 6-8 in Dallas.

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.

Bayer Contact:

Cindy Race, Phone: 413-528-7812

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

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