The well-known brand name Makrolon for multiwall and solid sheets is on the way out, the Exolon Group announced on April 7. The new name for the polycarbonate material is Exolon.The name is being introduced in two steps: the multiwall sheet range is being rebranded in May 2021, followed by the solid sheet range in July 2021.
The Exolon Group has produced and distributed Makrolon polycarbonate solid and multiwall sheets for many years. The company emphasizes that it is only the name that is being changed. The product will remain the same.
"Nothing else is changing, apart from the name,” Jens Becker, CEO of Exolon Group stressed.
The Makrolon brand as a registered trademark owned by the Covestro Group will continue to be used for the polycarbonate raw material used in the production of Exolon sheet material. In other words, the raw material will remain the same, with the same material properties, processing and surface quality. All production processes and safety regulations (fire classifications, CE, etc.) are classified and certified as usual according to the required regulations.
Dealers that still have Makrolon sheet products in stock may use the material and logo until the stock is sold. As the properties are identical, the old Makrolon and new Exolon sheets can be used interchangeably.