Press release
February 26, 2011

PLEXIGLAS® Mineral for extremely weather-resistant structural shells

EuroShop 2011, Hall 10, Booth D 54

  • Homogeneously colored material that can be thermoformed in three dimensions
  • Long-life, tough material for demanding façade design
  • Colors with high individual brilliance and lasting color stability


Darmstadt – Individual façade design depends on the interplay of touch, shape and light. PLEXIGLAS® Mineral provides new options for this purpose. This mineral-filled acrylic has homogeneous molded-in color, can be thermoformed in two or three dimensions and shows unique reflection behavior.

“PLEXIGLAS® Mineral makes it possible to achieve story-high, formed, individually routed or printed façade elements,” says Ralf Nettner, Product Manager for PLEXIGLAS® Mineral at the Acrylic Polymers Business Line of Evonik Industries. “Our material paves the way for creative ideas.”

But PLEXIGLAS® Mineral not only has a stylish look, it is also exceptionally tough and defies all winds and weathers. The façade material offers high impact strength and UV stability. It can be fastened to all conventional supporting structures. It combines a velvety reflective surface with high brilliance and durable color stability. PLEXIGLAS® Mineral is available in many standard colors as well as individual shades.

PLEXIGLAS® Mineral is extremely flame-retardant and emits very little smoke. Its combustion gases are neither corrosive nor toxic. The material is rated Class D, s2, d0 to EN 13501-1. PLEXIGLAS® Mineral NF is rated in Class C, s1, d0.

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.