Building protection for the correctional market

Covestro polycarbonate laminated sheet provides security with aesthetics and durability

Pittsburgh, July 28, 2016 — Polycarbonate glazing products are often used in correctional applications because they offer an aesthetically pleasing, glass-like appearance while providing forced-entry and ballistics resistance. With Covestro’s advanced portfolio of high-performance plastics, the correctional facilities market can find the right material for a variety of security applications.

Covestro will exhibit Makrolon® and Hygard® solid and laminate sheets for building security and protection at booth #1110 during the 146th Congress of Correction presented by the American Correctional Association. The exhibition runs Aug. 7-10 in Boston.

Based on the virtually unbreakable Makrolon® polycarbonate sheet, Covestro Makrolon AR series feature a hard coat that resists abrasion, yellowing, chemical and graffiti attack. Compared with security glass and glass-clad polycarbonate products, Makrolon® and Hygard® products from Covestro offer clear advantages. The materials are approximately 50 percent lighter than glass laminates of the same thickness, have excellent visual quality and are durable. These Covestro sheet materials will not spider web or spall, which provides an extra level of protection and allows authorities a clear line of sight in the event of an attack.

With its unique multilayer construction, Covestro’s series of Hygard® polycarbonate laminate technologies offers a range of blast, ballistics, forced-entry and severe-storm protection. Multiple levels of protection are available, including products that meet and exceed federal government blast hazard mitigation standards for the GSA, U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of State.

These features make Covestro Makrolon® and Hygard® polycarbonate sheets the ideal choice for new construction or security-upgrade retrofits where enhanced building design and protection are a primary concern. Makrolon® and Hygard® products don’t sacrifice the design flexibility, attractiveness and energy efficiency desired in today’s modern spaces.

Congress of Correction attendees are invited to visit Covestro’s booth #1110 to learn more about materials for security installations or to speak with a Covestro expert.

About Covestro LLC:

Covestro LLC is one of the leading producers of high-performance polymers in North America and is part of the global Covestro business with 2015 sales of EUR 12.1 billion. Covestro 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. The Covestro group has 30 production sites around the globe and employed approximately 15,800 people at the end of 2015.

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Cindy Race, Phone: +1 413-528-7812

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