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Sheffield Plastics Inc.'s HYZOD® polycarbonate was used in conjunction with Waterford Crystal's "Star of Hope" crystal pieces to form the Times Square 2000 New Year's Eve Ball, designed by Waterford Crystal.

The ball, a geodesic sphere, six-feet in diameter, is covered with 504 triangular pieces of Waterford crystal. The crystal pieces are bolted to 168 triangular panels of the polycarbonate material, which are attached to the aluminum frame of the Ball. The material was well suited for this project due to its exceptional weatherability, clarity, superior strength, and durability. It also maintains excellent visibility and superior performance for years of repeated use and is a lightweight and maneuverable material that can withstand being struck with objects repeatedly without shattering.

For more information, contact Natalie Haynes, Sheffield Plastics, Inc., 119 Salisbury Rd., Sheffield, MA 01257, 800-628-5084, FAX 800-457-3553, E-mail: nataliehaynes@, Web:

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