By Nick Gilbert
A new film has been released as part of the BASF’s “Creating Chemistry” series featuring superior materials that will enable frames and lenses of high-quality sunglasses to be robust and secure the eyes of the wearer from UV radiation.
The film lasting four minutes demonstrates the collaboration of BASF with Evonik and elaborates the superior features of the materials utilized for manufacture of the glasses.
The film highlights in an interesting manner a plastic material made by Evonik from raw materials that include Dicykan, BASF’s intermediate. This plastic is highly resistant to abrasion and stress cracking, features chemical resistance and better UV and weighs lesser than alternative materials.
By using Dicykan, crystals are made to behave as mechanical reinforcements to form in the plastic as production takes place. This results in a transparent high performance superior plastic material sold by Evonik under the brand name Trogamid CX. Designers and couturiers of fashionable sunglasses admire this excellent material, which is very easy to process and provides an extensive range of creative alternatives.
This film can be seen both in English and German at:
http://www.basf.com/group/corporate/en/news-and-media-relations/podcasts/index or http://www.intermediates.basf.com/chemicals/news-and-publications/videos