There are some sunglasses I bought back in the 1990s containing lenses that were constructed from plastic materials that blocked blue light. Although claims were made by some vendors that the lenses were made of a material called "Malenium Polycarbonate" along with claims that this material was resistent to damage that most sunglasses couldn't withstand (e.g., striking it with a hammer), when I asked around for more information about this material, every person I asked had never heard of "Malenium."
When I Google for the word "Malenium" or the phrase "Malenium Polycarbonate," I get links to web sites selling sunglasses that block blue light, such as the following which makes the same claim. (Just for fun I checked Wikipedia, and it also doesn't have any information about the word or phrase I typed into Google.)
The following paragraph is from the second-last paragraph of one of the web sites that Google found for me ( http://www.blublocker.biz/pp_information.html ):
- Unlike many other polarized lenses, which are made of cheap plastic, BluBlocker high-resolution polarized sunglasses contain Malenium Polycarbonate. This is a powerful resin that makes our lenses so strong you can hit them with a hammer and they won’t shatter.
Anecdote: Although I've never tried striking any of these lenses with a hammer, I do remember a pair getting stepped on and the lenses just getting scratched; only the frame broke.
Not finding information about this material seems peculiar to me, and I wonder if this might just be a different name for some other form of durable plastic. So, is Malenium Polycarbonate a real material?
Thanks in advance.