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2018 Olympic Winter Games: PLEXIGLAS® Keeps the German House Warm


Some 400 m² of PLEXIGLAS® will shield athletes and visitors from cold and UV radiation in the German House during the Olympic Winter Games. German Sports Marketing, in collaboration with the architect firm AS+P, relied on Evonik’s brand acrylic glass for the design of the spacious entrance area. 

In the entrance area, translucent multi-skin sheets made of PLEXIGLAS® Heatstop and illuminated from the inside create a wintry atmosphere, while offering protection against rain, wind, and snow. 

“We are very excited that our product will help make athletes and visitors in the German House feel comfortable and enjoy their time here,” says Bernd Petri, who is responsible for the roofing market segment within the Acrylic Products Business Line of Evonik Performance Materials GmbH. 

Top product for top performance 
In addition to cutting a good figure in Pyeongchang, PLEXIGLAS® Heatstop is an ideal, transparent glazing material for light-suffused carports, winter gardens, and roof terraces or for façade panels. The highly weather-resistant sheets made of impact-modified acrylic glass are available in a solid variety as well as in a corrugated and multi-skin version, optionally with an anti-algae application (AAA). 

The brand acrylic glass stands out for its durability and light permeability. Depending on the type and design, new colorless PLEXIGLAS® has a light transmission of up to 92%, which decreases by only 2–8% even after 30 years. 

Inspiration for architecture and construction 
The brand acrylic glass has combined design and functionality in architectural applications for over 80 years. For example, it set new standards in the tented roof design of the Olympic Stadium in Munich in the early 1970s. Another unique application is the façade of the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Nigeria, which was covered with a total of 6,900 sheets of PLEXIGLAS® Satinice in 2014. The virtually limitless color and shape variety of PLEXIGLAS® inspires architects around the world and offers them the option to realize their ideas. 

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The PMMA products of Evonik are sold under the PLEXIGLAS® trademark on the European, Asian, African and Australian continents and under the ACRYLITE® trademark in the Americas. 


Company information 
Evonik is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. The focus on more specialty businesses, customer-orientated innovative prowess and a trustful and performance-oriented corporate culture form the heart of Evonik’s corporate strategy. They are the lever for profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company. Evonik benefits specifically from its customer proximity and leading market positions. Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world with more than 35,000 employees. In fiscal 2016, the enterprise generated sales of around €12.7 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of about €2.165 billion. 

About Performance Materials 
The Performance Materials Segment is managed by Evonik Performance Materials GmbH. The segment focuses its global activities on developing and manufacturing polymer materials and intermediates, especially for use in agriculture and in the rubber and plastics industry. 

In so far as forecasts or expectations are expressed in this press release or where our statements concern the future, these forecasts, expectations or statements may involve known or unknown risks and uncertainties. Actual results or developments may vary, depending on changes in the operating environment. Neither Evonik Industries AG nor its group companies assume an obligation to update the forecasts, expectations or statements contained in this release.

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