Chemical and polymer company Sabic has been given an award by the European Polycarbonate Sheet Extruders (EPSE) for its Lexan SG305OB sheet panels used for the 1600 square metre façade of the Caixaforum, a new cultural and social centre in Zaragoza, Spain.

Sabic states that its translucent Lexan SG305OB sheet plays a key role in illuminating lighted drawings on the face of the building at night.

The Lexan sheet offers both light diffusion to eliminate light emitting diode (LED) “pinholes” and a view of light sources, as well as superior light transmission boosting light transmission to more than 50% versus PMMA, says Sabic. The material has a matte finish on its outward-facing surface to reduce reflections, has UV protection, and has good impact resistance.

Michel van Acht, General Manager of Specialty Film & Sheet EMEA region at Sabic said: “It’s a great honour to be named the 2015 EPSE Award winner for the Design category. This award is a tremendous testament to our commitment to the architectural industry – which, to us, means listening to our customers and leveraging our expertise in response to their needs. For more than four decades, Lexan sheet products have been helping architects and designers create awe-inspiring buildings that meet strict requirements for performance and safety.”

This award is Sabic’s fourth for its Lexan sheet from the EPSE.

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