Chemistry & Life Sciences

Chemistry is ... Keeping an eye on safety

01.09.2016 -

With the arrival of summer, many people decide to get a new pair of stylish sunglasses. Regardless of style, sunglasses have to provide effective protection against harmful UV light and must be highly sturdy to avoid health damage. This combination of features represents a special challenge for manufacturers as sunglasses have to withstand enormous stresses like heat, sand, dust, and creams.

Eyeglass frames and lenses made of high-quality materials such as Evonik’s Trogamid don't become brittle or hard, but consistently maintain their quality. This material offers a wide range of creative choices, as it is flexible yet extremely resistant, and allows for highly delicate processing. Since the substance is also transparent, it can be tinted in any imaginable color. (rk)