Makrolon® IR is a polycarbonate sheet product developed to meet ANSI Z87.1, EN 169, and CSA Z94.3 standards for face shield applications. Proprietary additive systems block UV and IR light providing protection during gas flame welding and cutting operations and meeting the requirements for welding shades 3 and 5. Polycarbonate’s toughness provides outstanding impact performance and state-of-the-art extrusion manufacturing delivers high optical quality needed for face shield applications.
Face Shields for flame welding and cutting
General IR protection
Meeting Shade 3 and Shade 5 Standards for Maximum Safety
The high temperatures of ﬂame welding and cutting emit a range of visible UV and IR light that can damage your eyes when that light is too bright. A green tint alone in any material does not indicate compliance. Covestro recommends only Makrolon® IR where Shade 3 and Shade 5 standards apply.
Shade 3 and Shade 5 of Makrolon® IR polycarbonate meet the ANSI Z87.1, EN 169, and CSA Z94.3 light transmission requirements for ﬂame welding applications.
Superior Impact Performance for Maximum Peace of Mind
The high molecular weight of Makrolon® IR extrusion grade polycarbonate yields high impact strength and high toughness at a wide temperature range. Makrolon® IR polycarbonate also meets high mass, high velocity, and needle penetration requirements in standard face shield designs.