Press release
North America
September 24, 2013

Evonik Cyro Donates 2,000 Pounds Of ACRYLITE® To Embry-Riddle University

Acrylic To Be Used In Student Engineering Projects Including Wind Tunnel

Evonik Cyro’s Osceola, Ark., site has donated 2,000 pounds of ACRYLITE® high-durability acrylic sheets to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla., for a planned portable wind tunnel and flight simulator.

Evonik’s ACRYLITE®, noted for optimal clarity and excellent light transmission properties, is intended for use in several other projects in addition to the wind tunnel and flight simulator. The wind tunnel, expected to be developed at Embry-Riddle, will be used for educational presentations for students and faculty from local middle and high schools.

The flight simulator is expected to be on display at Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona Beach and the ACRYLITE® will encase the working model aircraft.

“I’m very proud to make this contribution to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, one of the top aeronautical science and aerospace engineering universities in the country,” said Jim Bunn, manager of Evonik’s Osceola site. “As a chemistry-focused company, we realize much of Evonik’s future success relies on the education of tomorrow’s scientists and engineers.”

Evonik’s Osceola site produces ACRYLITE® acrylic-based molding compounds and transparent acrylic sheet, which are used to develop many products including medical devices, automotive parts, furniture, sound barriers and signage.

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Evonik, the creative industrial group from Germany, is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. Profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company form the heart of Evonik’s corporate strategy. Its activities focus on the key megatrends health, nutrition, resource efficiency and globalization. Evonik benefits specifically from its innovative prowess and integrated technology platforms.

Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In fiscal 2012 more than 33,000 employees generated sales of around €13.4 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of about €2.4 billion (excluding Real Estate in both cases).


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