Evonik in Alliance to Expand Lighting Product Portfolio
Aiming to expand further in LED technology, Evonik teams up with global optical elements supplier.
Specialty chemicals company Evonik Cyro LLC, Parsippany, N.J., will now be the exclusive sales agent in North America for global optical elements supplier Jungbecker. Evonik sees this teaming up as a way to further expand and complement its strong lighting product portfolio—primarily based on its high-performance PMMA/acrylic materials and broaden its reach within LED technology.
Germany-based Jungbecker is an established supplier of electromechanical elements for the electronics and automotive industries. The company started with the production of tube sockets from pressed Bakelite reaching to the most modern hybrid elements from stamped frames, molded into plastics. “Jungbecker’s offerings provide our customers with additional options including access to precision optics and custom solutions for diffusion, de-glaring and light-guide applications, allowing for greater flexibility to adapt with LED technology and changing design specifications,” said Chris Walby, light management market development manager at Evonik Cyro.
Walby said the combination of Jungbecker’s high-precision optics with Evonik’s PMMA materials ultimately creates a one-piece acrylic-based, light-shaping lens solution for customers. “The market repeatedly asks for a lighting lens with greater transmission without compromising the ability to hide the light source. It is extremely difficult to meet this challenge using only existing lens technology, which has a limited ability to shape light, or control the beam shape coming out of the lens, which is becoming of increased desire and importance as the lighting market shifts towards LED technology. LEDs are a point light source and are directional in nature, which has prompted the lighting market to seek to control or shape that light further, using an acrylic lighting lens solution.”
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