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Eyewear: Polycarbonates for optical applications

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We offer Makrolon® polycarbonate grades formulated specifically for the optical/ophthalmic market. Our lens-quality grades of Makrolon® polycarbonate resin have excellent optical properties. They also feature high mechanical strength and toughness and are extremely robust.

Lens-grade Makrolon® provides ultraviolet protection and a transmission rate of > 89 percent measured at 1 mm wall thickness with a higher level of purity. In addition to these benefits, Makrolon® polycarbonate is inherently light weight, which leads to greater comfort for the wearer. No matter whether applied in corrective lenses, glasses, sunglasses or sports eyewear, Makrolon® polycarbonate’s unique combination of properties ensures a high-quality solution.

Key benefits

  • Robust:  Provides high mechanical strength and toughness.
  • Specialized:  Includes polycarbonate grades especially for the optical/ophthalmic market.
  • Excellent transmission:  Glass-like transparency and good color perception, even in tinted welding grade.
  • Protective:  Guards against ultraviolet and infrared radiation.
  • Lightweight:  Comfortable to wear.

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