In times of constantly rising energy costs consumers are looking more closely
at building in an energy-conscious way and saving money in the long term through
better insulation. The excellent thermal insulation properties of the new Makrolon
multi UV 5M Energy product line from Bayer
Sheet Europe in Darmstadt are the decisive factor for the commercial success
of this innovative product. The multi wall sheets made of polycarbonate with
a new M structure were launched in April 2008 and in the first months alone
surpassed all sales targets, confirming the trend that energy-saving products
are increasingly in demand in the building sector.
Makrolon® multi UV 5M – for e.g. Conservatory roofing.
Bayer Sheet Europe, with the 5M products, is the first company to create a
complete range intended primarily for private residential construction and to
satisfy the demands of the market for products that are easy to use and save
energy. "The success of the high insulation 5M Energy sheets has surpassed
our goals for 2008” says Günther Winnerl, Head of Marketing at Bayer
Sheet Europe and adds: "In only four months we were well ahead of expectations.”
Consumers have been won over by the excellent thermal insulation properties
of these innovative Makrolon® multi UV 5M multi wall sheets. Especially
energy-conscious customers rate very highly the energy savings of more than
20 per cent in comparison to standard sheets of the same thickness. In real
terms that means a saving of around 2 litres of heating oil or 2.5 cubic metres
of natural gas per square metre per year. A Ug value of 1.3 W/m²K at a
thickness of 25 mm, or 1.1 W/m²K at a thickness of 32 mm and an unbeatable
1.0 W/m²K at a thickness of 40 mm, makes this type of multi wall sheet
the best in the market today.
The 5M Energy sheets are easy to install on light substructures thanks to their
low area weight but combined with high impact strength. A decisive factor in
reducing building costs. As with all products from Bayer Sheet Europe, these
sheets have a special co-extruded UV coating and are therefore completely weather-resistant.
The 5M multi wall sheets are intended primarily for roofing outdoor buildings
in residential properties, for example conservatories or verandas.
Bayer Sheet Europe have already successfully launched Makrolon® multi UV
4 layer multi wall sheets in 8 and 10 mm and the 6 layer multi wall sheets in
thicknesses of 16 and 20 mm, also with high thermal insulation, with the latter
used primarily for industrial construction. With the new launch of the 5M product
range Bayer Sheet Europe has succeeded in creating products with a focus on
residential buildings. This extensive range of products means that Bayer now
has the right sheet for every field and application.
Makrolon multi® UV 5M is available in thicknesses of 25, 32 and 40 mm and
widths of 980, 1200, 1230 and 2100 mm, in the colours transparent, white, bronze
and the energy selective IQ-Relax model. The IQ-Relax line makes it possible
to reduce the impact of heat, which is particularly high in conservatories,
by up to fifty per cent in relation to the total energy transmission while maintaining
the same incidence of light.