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Polycarbonate sheets: Exolon® replaces Makrolon®

2021-04-06 10:00 Uhr

Polycarbonate sheets: Exolon® replaces Makrolon®

Pulheim/Tielt/Nera Montoro, 7 April 2021. Farewell Makrolon® – Hello Exolon®! The Exolon Group is taking the biggest step in its company's relatively short history and saying goodbye to the name of its core product Makrolon®. In future, polycarbonate multiwall and solid sheets will be produced and sold under the new brand name Exolon®. This brand change reflects the new identity and strategic business direction of the Exolon Group.

The brand name will firstly change for the multiwall sheet range from May 2021, followed by the solid sheet range in July 2021.

The Exolon Group has produced and distributed Makrolon® polycarbonate solid and multiwall sheets for many years, making it a well-known brand. It was clear that such a successful product would not undergo a radical change, but that the tried-and-tested properties would be taken forward into the future.

"Nothing else is changing, apart from the name. We will continue to represent excellence in quality, service and safety," underlined Jens Becker, CEO of Exolon Group. The brand may be evolving, but all contacts within the Exolon Group remain the same and are happy to answer any questions about the products. In short: the name may have changed – but the product, the people and service remain the same.

The Makrolon® brand as a registered trademark owned by the Covestro Group will continue to be used for the polycarbonate raw material. This continues to be used in the production of Exolon® sheet material. This means the processing and surface quality will remain the same and the material properties will be identical. All production processes and safety regulations (fire classifications, CE, etc.) are classified and certified as usual according to the required regulations.

The brand: Evolution not revolution

The Exolon Group is opting for a subtle shift in the brand's visuals and product name. Going forward, the clear new lettering will appear on protective films, documentation and samples without any extra embellishment.
The familiar product naming convention is also essentially retained. For instance, the multi wall sheet range "Makrolon® multi UV“ will now become "Exolon® multi UV“.

Dealers that still have Makrolon® sheet products in stock may still use the material and logo until the stock is sold. Due to the identical material properties, the old Makrolon® and new Exolon® sheets can be used together.

Exolon Group:

Exolon Group is a leading supplier of solid and multiwall sheets for a wide range of innovative applications. The medium-sized group of companies develops, produces and distributes Makrolon® * brand polycarbonate sheets, Axpet® and Vivak® polyester sheets as well as opaque blend sheet material made of high-quality plastic.

The Exolon Group is characterised by 40 years of accumulated expertise in the extrusion of thermoplastic sheets and an extensive product portfolio.

The products can be found, amongst other things, in construction, visual communication, industry and LED applications. The material is manufactured in accordance with consistently high-quality standards at production facilities in Belgium and Italy.

"People, passion, performance" is the guiding principle of Exolon Group and its employees. The passion they have for the products is the basis for convincing customers through quality and service.

Exolon Group is part of the Serafin group of companies based in Munich and continues Covestro's former plastic sheet business.

Further information on Exolon Group products and applications can be found on the internet at www.exolongroup.com

Makrolon® are registered trademarks owned and licensed by Covestro Group.

Serafin Group:
Exolon Group is a part of Serafin Group, whose philosophy is based on more than 150 years of entrepreneurial tradition of its shareholding family. Serafin invests into companies with the aim to foster their long term development in accordance with all stakeholders. This development is accompanied by the expertise of advisory board members Prof. Dr. Bernd Gottschalk, Wolfgang Ley and Prof. Dr. Heinrich von Pierer. www.serafin-gruppe.de/en  

Press contact:

Exolon Group GmbH

Nicole Meyer-Kurczyk

+49 173 9650104