Mooloolaba, Australia-based AAT (Advanced Aquarium Technologies) will produce Plexiglas acrylic glass in China under Evonik's license.
The Plexiglas blocks will be exclusively incorporated into AAT's aquarium systems, a forward-integration for the company.
Evonik supplies Plexiglas blocks to aquarium manufacturers. But the licensing deal with AAT makes the utilization of large panoramic glazing for aquariums possible for the first time, Evonik said in a statement.
The licensed production will be under the company name AAT Acrylics at a production site in Guangdong province that was exclusively designed for this purpose. The facility will make Plexiglas acrylic glass large visitor aquariums and zoos as panoramic windows, tubes, or tunnels, among other applications.