- story by MaterialDistrict
The passion of Rolf Bender of Bender Consultancy is making every plastic luminous. Therefore he uses the principles of fluorescence and phosphorescence.
Plastilight is the brand name of a range of fluorescent plastics. These materials react on UV light emitted by the sun. The plastics collect the light or the effect of luminosity can be increased by ‘blacklight’.
The Plastilight range includes different forms: sheets, foils, strings, tubes, sticks, solid blocks, pastes and granulates. Although this standard range covers different sorts of plastics, Bender Consultancy claims that they can make almost every material fluorescent with their techniques, thus a lot of their projects are custom-made. While fourteen fluorescent colours are standard, every colour is possible but on request.