Makrolon® - a plastic that brings the sun on board.
A pleasure boat full of day-trippers glides across Hamburg harbor. Only the voices of the tourists and the clinking of plates and cutlery can be heard on board. No engine noise. The boat is driven silently through the waves with the aid of solar modules encapsulated in Makrolon® plastic sheet.
A robust energy source
The light-colored, slightly curved Makrolon® sheets with their integrated silicon wafers form a futuristic looking roof and give the boat its characteristic appearance. The roof not only protects the tourists from the sun, wind and weather, it also helps the captain to relax: he doesn't need to worry about damage caused by excited children. The breakproof, lightweight panels are not only resistant to hailstorms, they can also withstand all kinds of knocks and blows.
Opening up new horizons
With their environment-friendly method of solar module power generation, the manufacturers are leaving the competition in their wake. Because the silicon wafers actually 'float' between the Makrolon® sheets, the modules can be made flexible, opening up enormous scope for design. A structure that used to look bulky and gray has now been turned into a design element of its own. With innovations in solar technology, new horizons open up! Pioneers are already working on silicon panels for the beach that weigh no more than a towel and provide not only shade but also the necessary power for a laptop!
You can recognize an excellent product by the Makrolon® label. This high-tech plastic from Bayer MaterialScience gives greater added value. If it's quality you want, you can count on Makrolon®!