World Cup stadiums let in the light with engineered thermoplastic roofing


Giving attendees of World Cup games a clear view of the action meant providing a lot of natural light.

The Arena da Baixada (pictured), in Curitiba, Brazil, has long been the home of the Atlético Paranaense soccer team, and went through significant renovations in advance of 2014 World Cup games with Spain, Honduras, and Russia.

Among the renovations: a new roof, using multi-layer Lexan Thermoclear sheet. Supplier SABIC said it is a material of choice for glazing applications where thermal insulation is a big consideration. Lexan is a family of engineering thermoplastic resins.

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