New PC grade aimed at expanding in-mold applications
GE Plastics has introduced a line of polycarbonate film, Lexan SLX, it says is based on a new polycarbonate co-poly...
GE Plastics has introduced a line of polycarbonate film, Lexan SLX, it says is based on a new polycarbonate co-polymer with improved weatherability and scratch resistance. The film, which is being launched at NPE, will allow processors and suppliers to automotive companies to produce class-A molded-in-color surfaces without the need for clear coating
"This film will give auto companies the opportunity not to paint," said GE’s Les Goff. Goff said that traditional PC films used in in-mold processes generally do not have sufficient scratch resistance for high-gloss exterior auto applications such as body panels.