Built for Safety: Impact-Resistant Makrolon Polycarbonate Sheet from Bayer MaterialScience Helps Protect Operators of Heavy-Duty Equipment
Las Vegas, NV, February 27, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Tree limbs, rocks, mud or other debris are just a few of the dangers operators of heavy-duty equipment may face during a typical day at the “office.” Replacing glass operator cab windows with tough, durable polycarbonate glazing in construction, forestry, agricultural or other types of heavy-duty vehicles can help protect personnel from these occupational hazards.
Bayer MaterialScience LLC offers a range of polycarbonate sheet products designed for heavy-duty equipment window glazing – an application with rigorous requirements, including high optics, impact resistance and enhanced weathering capabilities. Bayer will highlight these materials at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014, March 4-8 in Las Vegas.
Bayer’s engineered polycarbonate sheet products for this market feature proprietary hardcoat technology for excellent abrasion and chemical resistance, and long-lasting outdoor weathering performance. Additionally, these materials are virtually unbreakable, for enhanced operator safety, and optically clear with low distortion and outstanding visibility. Bayer’s product portfolio for this market includes:
· Makrolon® HV (heavy vehicle) polycarbonate sheet
· Makrolon AR (abrasion resistant) polycarbonate sheet:
· Makrolon FC (formable hard coat) polycarbonate sheet
· Makrolon TX (truck glazing) polycarbonate sheet
· Hygard® laminate
· Makrolon OP (optical grade) polycarbonate sheet
A supplier of extruded thermoplastic sheet products for more than 60 years, Bayer offers an extensive stocking inventory and full range of standard industry colors. In addition to glazing for heavy-duty equipment windows, the company’s broad portfolio of Makrolon polycarbonate sheet products has been proven in the architectural, security, transportation, industrial and recreational markets.
CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 features equipment, technology and product breakthroughs for every major construction industry, according to show organizers. Attendees will have the opportunity to see Bayer polycarbonate sheet products and talk to materials experts at booth #80031 in South Hall 3 of the Las Vegas Convention Center. While there, visitors will be able to see the clear difference polycarbonate makes by climbing into a mock-up of an operator cab outfitted with various Makrolon products, including low-distortion Makrolon HV sheet.