Press release
Corporate Press
April 9, 2010

PLEXIGLAS® Dual Color: Different color effect in the day and at night

Light + Building 2010, Hall 4.1, Booth H31

• Unusual solutions for day and night
• Innovative lighting concept for signage

PLEXIGLAS® Dual Color is a highly specialized material for illuminated signs and lighting design. Its unusual feature is that it offers different color effects during the day and at night. In the daytime, an advertising slogan looks just like a standard colored PLEXIGLAS® sheet, e.g. in a noble shade of black or blue. But when the lighting is switched on at night, the slogan is displayed in a bright white or almost any color determined by the light source. This extraordinary advertising effect places signs in their best light and grabs attention.

Other amazing effects can also be obtained - concealed information can be revealed when the light source is turned on, or further visual effects can be created with differently colored light sources. There are virtually no bounds to the creative options. Fascinating lighting effects can be produced especially with RGB-LEDs.

PLEXIGLAS® Dual Color is available in the color combinations Black/White, Grey/White and Blue/White. The first color is the shade that appears in incident light. The second color is the one that appears in transmitted light, which can be changed by a colored light source. Further color combinations are possible. The sheets are 3mm thick and naturally offer the proven excellent properties of that classic among plastics, PLEXIGLAS®: very good resistance to UV light and weathering, colorfastness, ease of forming and high surface hardness.

PLEXIGLAS® Dual Color makes for attractive illuminated signs during the day and at night, and is one of the highlights at the trade show, incorporated into lighting design with LEDs as the light source.


The Performance Polymers Business Unit of Evonik Industries is a worldwide manufacturer of PMMA products sold under the PLEXIGLAS® trademark on the European, Asian, African and Australian continents and under the trademark ACRYLITE® in the Americas.

About Evonik

Evonik Industries is the creative industrial group from Germany. In our core business of specialty chemicals, we are a global leader. In addition, Evonik is an expert in power generation from hard coal and renewable energies, and one of the largest private residential real estate companies in Germany. Our company’s performance is shaped by creativity, specialization, continuous self-renewal, and reliability.

Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In its fiscal year 2009 about 39,000 employees generated sales of about €13.1 billion and an operating profit (EBITDA) of about €2.0 billion.


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.