Make no mistake: Covestro offers the right material for correctional applications

Polycarbonate laminated sheet meets security needs with aesthetics and durability

Pittsburgh, January 17, 2017 — Covestro LLC provides the correctional facility market with a complete line of containment, forced entry, and ballistic-rated polycarbonate sheet products. This portfolio of high-performance plastics is designed to meet the rigorous security requirements of today’s correctional facilities without sacrificing appearance.

Covestro will exhibit Makrolon® and Hygard® solid and laminate sheets for building security and protection at booth #706 during the 2017 Winter Conference presented by the American Correctional Association (ACA). Covestro will be exhibiting at the expo, January 22-24, in conjunction with the conference.

Based on virtually unbreakable Makrolon® polycarbonate sheet, the Covestro Makrolon® AR series features a hard coat that resists abrasion, yellowing, chemical and graffiti attack. Compared with security glass and glass-clad polycarbonate products, Makrolon® and Hygard® products 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. Importantly, Makrolon® and Hygard® products don’t sacrifice the design flexibility, attractiveness and energy efficiency desired in today’s modern spaces.

ACA Winter Conference attendees are invited to visit Covestro’s booth #706 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.

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

Makrolon® and Hygard® are registered trademarks of Covestro Group.

Covestro Contact:

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

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