Press release
September 26, 2016

Evonik cooperates with AAT to build large aquariums

AAT (Advanced Aquarium Technologies), a systems provider for large aquariums, will produce PLEXIGLAS® acrylic glass in Guangdong (China) and exclusively incorporate it into its system.

Evonik already supplies PLEXIGLAS® blocks to manufactures of aquariums. The cooperation between Evonik and AAT makes the utilization of large panoramic glazing for aquariums possible for the first time. AAT will start the licensed production under the company name AAT Acrylics on a state-of-the-art production site that was exclusively designed for this purpose.

The PLEXIGLAS® acrylic glass that is produced there is used for large visitor aquariums and zoos as panoramic windows, tubes, or tunnels, among other applications.

With this license, AAT has the opportunity to forward integrate itself in the global market for large aquariums and thus operate as a full-service provider on the market.

Company information

Evonik, the creative industrial group from Germany, is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals, operating in the Nutrition & Care, Resource Efficiency and Performance Materials segments. The company benefits from its innovative prowess and integrated technology platforms. In 2015 more than 33,500 employees generated sales of around €13.5 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of about €2.47 billion.

About Performance Materials

The Performance Materials Segment is managed by Evonik Performance Materials GmbH. The segment focuses its global activities on developing and manufacturing polymer materials and intermediates, especially for use in agriculture and in the rubber and plastics industry. In 2015, the segment’s roughly 4,400 employees generated sales about €3.4 billion.

About Acrylic Products

The Acrylic Products Business Line of Evonik’s Performance Materials Segment manufactures the inspiring brand plastic PLEXIGLAS® and offers a wide range of specialty semi-finished products for a variety of future-oriented applications.
Major markets for PLEXIGLAS® are the aviation industries, architecture and the construction industry, lighting and design a


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