Polycarbonate sheet offers aesthetics and clarity

Covestro polycarbonate sheet hits the right note for musical application

Total Drum Cage utilizes Makrolon® SL polycarbonate sheet from Covestro
Total Drum Cage utilizes Makrolon® SL polycarbonate sheet from Covestro for the front shield of its drum enclosure to create an acoustic barrier. (Photo courtesy of Total Drum Cage.)

Pittsburgh, December 15, 2016 — In a place of worship, music is essential. However, acoustic drum sets can drown out other instruments and increase the decibel levels, particularly in small spaces. With a drum enclosure, an acoustic barrier is created between the drums and both the audience and musicians, keeping drum noise within an acceptable range for a comfortable listening experience.

Total Drum Cage turned to Covestro LLC for an easy-to-work-with, aesthetically pleasing and cost-effective material for the front shield of its drum enclosure. Makrolon® SL polycarbonate sheet in reel form hits the right note for this unique, musical application. It offers exceptional impact strength, outstanding dimensional stability and high clarity. The lightweight sheet is also easy to fabricate, allowing Total Drum Cage to cold form the material and roll it up for shipping.

“Many drum enclosures are cost-prohibitive, unsightly and separate the drummer from the other musicians,” said Justin Cervin, owner and operator of Total Drum Cage. “The seamless shield of the Total Drum Cage allows for a clean, non-obtrusive, yet functional design while ensuring the drummer is part of the musical experience.”

The modular design of the Total Drum Cage allows two people to assemble or disassemble it in under a half-hour, making it suitable for both permanent and temporary installations. The Total Drum Cage can be customized with options to further enhance its performance such as ventilation, sound absorption panels and floor panels.

“This application illustrates the versatility of Covestro polycarbonate sheet and its superior advantages,” said Thomas Niziolek, architectural segment manager – Polycarbonate Sheet, Covestro LLC. “Our goal is to help our customers bring high-quality products to market. With lightweight Makrolon® SL polycarbonate sheet that meets fabrication requirements and offers optical clarity, Total Drum Cage is able to meet an unmet need.”

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.

Find more information at www.covestro.com or www.sheets.covestro.com.

About Total Drum Cage:

Total Drum Cage provides a cost effective solution to drum isolation issues. There are a variety of options and upgrades such as; air circulation, interior acoustic treatments, and a floor on casters for mobility. With the various options, you can build a drum cage suitable to fit your needs.

For more information about Total Drum Cage, visit www.totaldrumcage.com, call 1-469-667-3420 or email justin@totaldrumcage.com.

Covestro Contact:

Cindy Race, Phone: +1 413-528-7812
Cindy.Race@covestro.com

Makrolon® is a registered trademark of Covestro Group.

# # #

This press release may contain forward-looking statements based on current assumptions and forecasts made by Covestro AG. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the actual future results, financial situation, development or performance of the company and the estimates given here. These factors include those discussed in Covestro’s public reports which are available on the Covestro website at www.covestro.com. Covestro assumes no liability whatsoever to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments.

Editor’s Note: Follow news from Covestro on Twitter:
www.twitter.com/CovestroGroup