1990-02-01

U.V. Stable, Chemical and Abrasion Resistant Organic Coating for Polymers 900182

The successful implementation of polycarbonate for automotive headlamp applications, required the development of specialized coatings. These coatings are required to offer superior ultraviolet as well as scratch resistance. Initially, silicone-based products were the only products available.However, in the last several years, alternative technologies have been developed including organic baking enamels and U.V. - Curable products.This paper will discuss the available technologies as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each. Future trends in lighting and coating advancements will also be highlighted.

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