Light advertising skillfully staged


Polycarbonate is durable, low-maintenance and virtually unbreakable

A strong brand needs a strong presence – not only in the media but also live on location. Outdoor advertising is key for a company in this respect. For this area of visual communication, Makrolon® UV AdLight solid polycarbonate sheets give the ideal combination of design freedom and efficiency.

They are provided with a UV protection layer on both sides and have a glossy and a matt surface, have high impact strength at low weight and are virtually unbreakable. The sheets can be easily installed with little risk of destruction, for example, by vandalism. It is possible to print easily on the shiny side and they can be used flat or thermoformed, depending on the design.

Uniform illumination

LEDs are very energy efficient lamps with a long life. A disadvantage is that they have - as background illumination – individual and clearly visible light spots, so-called LED hotspots. One of the main advantages of the Makrolon® UV AdLight polycarbonate sheets is that they harmoniously combine light transmission and light diffusion. In the case of backlighting using LEDs, the light is transmitted unchanged through the translucent solid sheet to ensure a homogeneous light distribution. Even with slim applications, such as light boxes, visible LED hotspots are a thing of the past. Even without backlighting, the polycarbonate material attracts attention through its bright white surface.

Makrolon® UV AdLight is easy to machine with conventional tools from wood and metal processing and can withstand continuous use of temperatures between -100 and 120 degrees Celsius. Another highlight is the good fire protection classification (European standard EN 13501-1, B-s2-d0) as well as the ease of cleaning with simple water and a microfiber cloth. The product is particularly durable and has a guarantee for weather resistance.

Versatile applications

The sheets are suitable for all types of backlit illuminations that should be robust, low-maintenance and durable. Examples are shop signs, logos, profile letters, pylons, displays, city light posters, light boxes or even emergency signs in public buildings.

About Covestro:

With 2016 sales of EUR 11.9 billion, Covestro is among the world’s largest polymer companies. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, construction, wood processing and furniture, and electrical and electronics industries. Other sectors include sports and leisure, cosmetics, health and the chemical industry itself. Covestro has 30 production sites worldwide and employs approximately 15,600 people (calculated as full-time equivalents) at the end of 2016.

Forward-looking statements

This news 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 at www.covestro.com. The company assumes no liability whatsoever to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments.