Altuglas International re-enters aerospace market with Plexiglas(R) acrylic sheets

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BRISTOL, Pa., Nov. 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Altuglas International has reintroduced Plexiglas® II UVA and Plexiglas® P55 acrylic sheets to the aerospace market. Both acrylic sheets are preshrunk and specially designed for use in a wide variety of aircraft components including military canopies, aircraft windshields, wing tip lights, instrument clusters, helicopter bubbles, aircraft side windows and other transparent aerospace enclosures.
Both products meet or exceed military specifications.

Plexiglas® Acrylic sheets are inherently lightweight, resistant to thermal shock, and have excellent optical clarity and mechanical properties. Plexiglas® II UVA acrylic sheet is certified to meet or exceed Military Specification MIL-PRF-5425E, "Plastic Sheet, Acrylic, Heat Resistant." Available in thicknesses from 0.125 to 1.000 inch, this versatile PMMA acrylic sheet is manufactured to exacting standards of optical clarity, surface quality, and thickness tolerances. It also has excellent weathering characteristics and is listed in the U.S. Qualified Products Database (QPD).

Plexiglas® P55 acrylic sheet is certified to meet or exceed Military Specification MIL-PRF-8184, "Plastic Sheet, Acrylic, Modified." Available in thicknesses from 0.125 to 2.000 inches, this high performance sheet can be biaxially stretched to meet the qualifications of MIL-PRF-25690B. Plexiglas® P55 acrylic sheet qualifies as Type 1, Class 1 and is listed in the Qualified Products Database (QPD).
These two products are also available in Europe, Asia, Africa under the brand name Altuglas® II UVA and Altuglas® P55.

Find out more about PMMA sheets:
Known as "acrylic glass", this polymer (polymethylmethacrylate) has exceptional optical properties, superior to that of glass. These properties have lead to its becoming the material of choice across numerous industries, from automotive to construction.

About Altuglas International
Altuglas International, integrated world leader in PMMA, is highly involved in the technical plastics sector – from MMA monomer to PMMA acrylic glass. Altuglas International develops and produces new products to suit the needs of its customers worldwide. It employs 1,300 wholly dedicated staff, who contributes daily to the three business sectors (MMA, PMMA resins, and PMMA sheets). www.altuglasint.com

About Arkema
A global chemical company and France's leading chemicals producer, Arkema is building the future of the chemical industry every day. Deploying a responsible, innovation-based approach, we produce state-of-the-art specialty chemicals that provide customers with practical solutions to such challenges as climate change, access to drinking water, the future of energy, fossil fuel preservation and the need for lighter materials. With operations in more than 40 countries, some 14,000 employees and 10 research centers, Arkema should generate annual revenue of approximately $8.3 billion, and holds leadership positions in all its markets with a portfolio of internationally recognized brands.

Plexiglas® and Altuglas® are registered trademarks of Arkema in the Americas and other continents, respectively.

CONTACT: Press contact for Americas. Stan HOWARD Tel.: +1 610 205 7027 E-mail: stan.howard@arkema.com Business contact for Americas Jim Litkovitz Tel.: +1 215 826 2603 E-mail: jamesl.litkovitz@arkema.com

Source:Arkema Inc.