View of San Francisco from an airplane window

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A perfect view above the clouds

There is a growing trend towards ever larger airplane windows. For this reason, Röhm has commissioned the world’s most cutting-edge stretching and polishing line for aviation materials made from PLEXIGLAS®.

In Weiterstadt, in the German region of south Hesse, the company now produces stretched sheets of polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) in lengths of up to 5.4 meters and widths of up to 3.7 meters, making it the largest available sheet format worldwide. Compared to cast PMMA materials, stretched PMMA sheets have improved impact resistance and increased chemical stability, making the material ideally suited to fulfill the strict requirements of the aviation industry.