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Perspex Takes it’s place among the stars at Athens Natural History Museum

Perspex Takes it’s place among the stars at Athens Natural History Museum
12/12/2018

Ineos Acrylics (PERSPEX), Artis Europe and QD Plastics have announced the completion of a complex design project for the Goulandris Natural History Museum in Athens. A sectional PERSPEX dome measuring five meters in diameter has been designed, manufactured and installed in a new gallery for the history of the earth and planets. The dome's primary purpose is to function as a 3D projection screen in the main entrance atrium of the new gallery. Nick Avino, PERSPEX Business Manager, Ineos Acrylics(PERSPEX), commented: "A number of its outstanding qualities made PERSPEX the material of choice for this project. Its smooth, scratch-resistant surface and excellent optical properties make it ideal to project images onto. Its widely renowned durability ensures that the dome will remain at its optimum for many years, requiring little maintenance from the Museum. And, as demonstrated by the magnificent dome itself, the material's ease of fabrication and moulding allows limitless innovation, the potential for creativity goes far beyond other acrylics and traditional materials such as wood or steel."

The main co-coordinator for the project was Arti Europe Ltd, specialists in large-scale signage and production ventures. The design and production of the dome was the responsibility of QD Plastics Ltd, who began by forming thirty-seven individual panels from 8mm thick, cast PERSPEX Clear. These were dry-assembled at QD Plastics' Scottish factory before being dispatched to Athens along with two of the firm's fabricators. Once in Athens, the dome was assembled on a large rolled and bolted metal framework, which would later be used to mount the finished dome onto the wall of the main atrium. TENSOL cements were used in the assembly of the PERSPEX panels, following which the entire dome was polished inside and out. Finally a special projection screen Vinyl was applied to the full outer surface of the dome in a segmented fashion. The finished dome was then lifted up into position on the museum atrium wall. A specially developed multi-position camera system was developed by the American company, Sky-Skan, for projecting images onto the dome.

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