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Posts By Mel Ettenson

Editor's Note: Mel Ettenson, editor of Global Plastics Letter (, will be contributing regularly to the MDM Blog on topics of interest to the plastics industry and those connected to it.
Bayer MaterialScience AG, a producer of polymers and high-performance plastics, has developed a coating for its Makrolon polycarbonate (PC) sheet material making it suitable for use in automotive glazing. Having just passed a major Taber abrasion test after running through a commercial car wash once a week for three years, its use in automotive sun roofs, followed by side window glazing, is assured. Windshield applications could follow.

This breakthrough technology will offer immense weight savings and thus significant fuel efficiencies since PC ...