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June 22, 2021

Trinseo Offers Opalescent Acrylic Sheet with 90 Percent Light Transmission

Trinseo (NYSE: TSE), a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber, announced the launch of its new opalescent acrylic sheet with 90 percent light transmission - ALTUGLAS™ Opalescent HLT. This material addresses a need from designers and the architectural and construction industries for an acrylic glass that offers an aesthetically pleasing opalescent quality along with high light transmission (HLT).

“Designers continue to replace traditional materials with acrylic glass for its many benefits and are constantly looking for new properties that allow them to stand out in their designs,” said Michel Brendel, Vice President PMMA EMEA & Global Methacrylics, Trinseo. “With ALTUGLAS™ Opalescent HLT we offer balanced properties to achieve optimal diffused aesthetics while maximizing light transmission.” Generally, when diffusivity increases, light transmission decreases. With ALTUGLAS™ Opalescent HLT this is not the case. The product provides a premium, milky or cloudy appearance, as well as exceptional lighting efficiency with both cost and sustainability benefits, such as recyclability and durability.

Other features include:

  • High diffusion, to conceal the light source and prevent hot spots
  • Ability to place LEDs can be placed up to the edge of an application
  • Light source (LED) color is transmissible through the material
  • Material available with neutral, milky appearance, maintaining its true color without a light source

ALTUGLAS™ Opalescent HLT sheet can be used for signage, decorative lighting, privacy screens, and illuminated panels and can be made in range of thicknesses from 3 mm to 30 mm based on the needs of an application. Custom colors are also available and can be specially formulated by our color specialists.

Trinseo supports a wide range of industries in Europe and Asia Pacific with its ALTUGLAS™ polymethyl methacrylates (PMMA) including Architecture & Construction, Automotive, Medical, Electronics and Consumer Goods.  The ALTUGLAS™ brand name has been known and trusted by customers for 64 years. 

Trinseo also offers PMMA in North America, marketed under the brand name PLEXIGLAS®.


About Trinseo

Trinseo (NYSE: TSE), a specialty material solutions provider, partners with companies to bring ideas to life in an imaginative, smart, and sustainability-focused manner by combining its premier expertise, forward-looking innovations and best-in-class materials to unlock value for companies and consumers.

From design to manufacturing, Trinseo taps into decades of experience in diverse material solutions to address customers’ unique challenges in a wide range of industries, including consumer goods, mobility, building and construction, and medical.

Trinseo’s approximately 3,400 employees bring endless creativity to reimagining the possibilities with clients all over the world from the company’s locations in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. Trinseo reported net sales of approximately $4.8 billion in 2021. Discover more by visiting and connecting with Trinseo on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and WeChat.

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