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Evonik Cyro Donates Acrylite Sheets To UMass

Evonik Cyro has donated 12 Acrylite® Abrasion Resistant acrylic sheets, valued at over $2,000, to the University of Massachusetts at Lowell (UMass) to help preserve the Plastics Hall of Fame exhibits in the new Emerging Technology building lobby.

The display will honor major contributors and innovators in the plastics industry. The Acrylite® Abrasion Resistant sheets will be used to protect approximately 44 plaques from harm and deterioration caused by daily public contact, dirt and dust.

“We are very grateful to Evonik Cyro for donating this product to better preserve and protect the photographs and biographies on the plaques,” said Robert Malloy, professor at UMass’ Plastics Engineering Department. “These acrylic sheets offer great optical clarity and are a safer and superior choice compared to glass. Their high impact strength makes them shatter resistant and their abrasion and chemical resistant properties prevent marring and scratching.”

Sixteen additional innovators, including Malloy, were inducted into UMass’ Plastics Hall of Fame at a ceremony at the National Plastics Expo (NPE) on April 2, 2012. Installation of the acrylic sheets in the Plastics Hall of Fame will be done by Altec Plastics, a business offering full-service custom fabrication.

For more information, contact Gail Wood, Evonik Degussa Corporation, 379 Interpace Parkway, Parsippany, NJ 07054, 800-631-5384/973 929-8754, Fax: 973-541-8445, Email:, Web:

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