Browse Publications Technical Papers 2009-26-0085
2009-01-21

Polycarbonate Glazing Body Panels for Automotive Applications 2009-26-0085

Polycarbonate glazing panels offers numerous advantages for automotive exterior body panel applications like quarter window, tailgate window, panoramic roof panel and full roof module. Exatec® 900 Glazing System (Polycarbonate with EXATEC™ coating) has the capability to meet the 10-year weatherability performance along with glass-like abrasion resistance. Polycarbonate glazing panel provides weight reduction up to 50% compared to sheet glass. Styling freedom can be achieved with ease of manufacturing with polycarbonate glazing panels. Part integration is possible to integrate rear spoiler, tail lamp to reduce the system level complexity and cost.
Exatec® 900 Glazing system coating composition, Integration opportunities with PC panels to achieve weight reduction, thermal performance of PC panels, weathering performance of PC panels, acoustic sound transmission loss performance of PC performance is presented in detail. The optical quality achieved with injection compression molding process used in manufacturing PC panels is explained in detail. Design and Development process of a Polycarbonate glazing system is presented in detail.

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