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Products and Solutions Jan 19, 2017 12:00 AM

thyssenkrupp makes waymarkers shine

New pylons are being installed at the sites of Bayer subsidiary Covestro. All have one thing in common: They are fitted with high-quality LEDs supplied by thyssenkrupp Plastics. In detail the order comprises 27,000 LED modules including 320 control gears and 270 dimmers. The material is being installed in a total of 37 pylons across Europe by RPKmedia from Ratingen.

The LED reflectors were made from 5 mm Makrolon® DX cool UV panels supplied directly by the Belgian Covestro facility. Simon Pohlkamp from Sales at thyssenkrupp Plastics explains what this entailed: “Achieving bright and homogeneous illumination with Makrolon® was a new challenge due to its specific product properties.” In close collaboration with their supplier SloanLED and customer RPKmedia, the plastics experts from thyssenkrupp ultimately found a suitable solution that utilizes the full potential of the material.

And the results are impressive: The LEDs are installed in pylons up to 4.20 meters high and 1.20 meters wide. The distinctive feature of the signs is the striking and colorful Covestro logo. They also take account of sustainability aspects: The LEDs come with an automatic dimmer function which modifies their brightness depending on light levels.

About thyssenkrupp Plastics

thyssenkrupp Plastics GmbH based in Essen, Germany offers a nationwide service focused on product and application advice, fabrication, sourcing and delivery. It has a portfolio of over 40,000 plastics products and brands stemming exclusively from renowned international producers who are among the technology and market leaders in their respective product areas. The range is tailored to the requirements of customers in the DIY/builders’ merchants, building, industrial piping, engineering plastics and visual communication sectors.

Über thyssenkrupp

thyssenkrupp is a diversified industrial group with traditional strengths in materials and a growing share of capital goods and service businesses. Over 156,000 employees in nearly 80 countries work with passion and technological know-how to develop high-quality products and intelligent industrial processes and services for sustainable progress. Their skills and commitment are the basis of our success. In fiscal year 2015/2016 thyssenkrupp generated sales of around €39 billion.

Together with our customers we develop competitive solutions for current and future challenges in their respective industries. With our engineering expertise we enable our customers to gain an edge in the global market and manufacture innovative products in a cost- and resource-friendly way. Our technologies and innovations are the key to meeting diverse customer and market requirements around the world, growing on the markets of the future, and generating strong and stable earnings, cash flows and value growth.