Insights | Berghof Fluoroplastics

Valuable material solution for extreme conditions

March 17, 2022

Whether in outer space or at the polar circle, research projects take man and technology to the remotest places – with innovative, high-performance material solutions from Berghof Fluoroplastics on board which do their valuable job even under these extreme conditions. An impressive example: The world-wide unique “Ice-Cube” high-energy neutrino observatory Observatorium (left hand, photo: Sven Lidstrom, IceCube/NSF) that is part of the Amundsen-Scott-South Pole Station in the Antarctic.

About 300 researchers from 12 countries and 48 different institutions are part of the “IceCube” team that not only works regularly at this observatory but also continuously improves it.

One of them is the physicist Felix Henningsen from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) who, with an international group of scientists (in picture: Tobias Pertl, photo: TUM/E49) at the “Chair for Experimental Physics with Cosmic Radiation”, has been working intensively in recent years on a further optimization of the calibration of optical media and photosensors.

And this is exactly where Berghof Fluoroplastics comes in – specialising in innovative, high-tech plastic material solutions for more than 50 years and in international demand with their optical materials by the name of Optopolymer® where a perfect, diffuse reflection with uniform light distribution is called for.

Learn more about this fascinating project here.