PLEXIGLAS® proTerra molding compounds
Lower carbon footprint with proven high performance

  • Röhm offers customers two new ways to lower their product carbon footprint
  • PLEXIGLAS® proTerra M5 contains mechanically recycled PMMA
  • PLEXIGLAS® proTerra 8N made from ISCC PLUS-certified raw materials

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Recycling of PLEXIGLAS®:
Post-consumer recycling of back-light units of PMMA screens

Backlight units of screens are often made of high-purity polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) and are therefore ideal for chemical recycling. In this process, the polymer (PMMA) is returned to the monomer (MMA) by heating, which can then be used as a raw material for polymerizing PLEXIGLAS® or other products such as reactive resins.

Products made from this have a significantly reduced carbon footprint compared with virgin material. This process clearly distinguishes PMMA from other materials where chemical recycling only produces precursors for monomer production, such as pyrolysis oils.

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High optical quality in combination with
increased long-term service temperature



  • Best-in-class Vicat softening temperature
  • Best-in-class: RTI/UL rating (Resist thermal aging)
  • Typical properties of PLEXIGLAS® are retained (transmittance, weathering, high clarity)
  • Low color shift over long light distances


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Innovative Products for Pathbreaking Applications

With its trademarks PLEXIGLAS®, PLEXIMID® and CYROLITE®, our Business Unit Molding Compounds offers a complete range of PMMA-based standard, impact-modified and special molding compounds.

PLEXIGLAS® molding compounds show convincing performance in all applications where the foremost requirements are unexcelled weather resistance, colorfastness, high brilliance and transparency as well as hardness and abrasion resistance. In cooperation with specialists from the plastics industry and their suppliers we develop new PLEXIGLAS® products for innovative applications. This joint development work leads to complete, production-stage solutions for end users.



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