Fabrication of PLEXIGLAS® innovative products, process units and applications, Enviromental Protection and Recycling.

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PLEXIGLAS® Optical hard coated (HC)
PLEXIGLAS® specialists from Evonik show applications and typical machining options for the new hard coated material. Moreover, the Product Manager and Application Engineers respond to your questions immediately.



specialist in laser cutting, laser engraving and laser marking systems – tested the workability of PLEXIGLAS® Resist when using lasers. Extruded PLEXIGLAS® Resist is a highly weather-resistant sheet material from impact-modified acrylic.


Exclusive look into the production of  helicopter glazings.

Eurocopter is worldwide leading when it comes to civilian helicopters. One of the top selling types is the EC 135, which is also used as rescue and police helicopter. As glazing, Eurocopter uses PLEXIGLAS®. Here is an exclusive look into the production from manufacturing at Josef Weiss in Hofolding to the final assembly in Donauwörth.



Environmental Protection

Climate protection and environmental protection go hand in hand. The one cannot work without the other. With PLEXIGLAS®, you can protect both. The material is climate-friendly and environmentally friendly in equal measure.

Where PLEXIGLAS® is used, less energy and resources are used; in greenhouses, for illuminated signs and air conditioning. Processes are not only climate-friendly but also much less expensive. A win-win situation.

The environment benefits too. If PLEXIGLAS® needs to be disposed of after a long service life, it can be recycled and used for new purposes, such as road coatings and for manufacturing paints and oil additives. That is ecological, because there is no waste. Production scrap is not simply thrown away, it is also recycled. This represents the responsible use of resources.

Environmental protection starts with production and ends with disposal. Thanks to a special process, PLEXIGLAS® can be very effectively recycled, which saves resources and reduces waste.

Rag-and-bone men were among the first to perform professional recycling. They collected waste to sell it to other users. Their business flourished when book printing was invented, because at that time paper was made from old rags.

Rather than old clothes, recycling plants nowadays recycle paper, glass, metals and organic waste. Plastics can be incinerated to use the energy stored within them (thermal recycling), or reground, melted and turned into new products (mechanical recycling).

A special plant that breaks PLEXIGLAS® down into its original constituents uses a different process (chemical recycling). The advantages are savings in resources. The original constituent of PLEXIGLAS® is freed from foreign matter, and less waste is produced. That protects the environment and provides products of almost identical quality.

PLEXIGLAS® can be recycled by means of a manufacturing process that is unique in Europe. There is no material loss.

Protecting the environment and recycling PLEXIGLAS®  – benefits at a glance