PU-coated window trim shortens auto glass installation time
Anyone who has ever spent an afternoon at the local garage having a replacement window installed knows that the process usually takes a lot longer than the service staffs' original estimate. But with ...
Anyone who has ever spent an afternoon at the local garage having a replacement window installed knows that the process usually takes a lot longer than the service staffs’ original estimate. But with automobile windows treated with trim made from Bayer MaterialScience AG’s Bayflex MP polyurethane (PU) elastic coating, drivers may be back on the road again in no time.
That’s because the Bayflex MP coating acts as an adherent between the glass and a car’s metal surfaces, allowing windshields and other automobile glass to be fitted quickly into the vehicle body without complications, even with windows of a curved geometry.
And while drivers will be happy to get out of the garage that much sooner, Bayflex MP also offers easy processability for manufacturers.
Because the resin has a low viscosity during the injection process, long flow paths can be filled at relatively low temperatures and pressures, allowing very large windows to be encapsulated with only a single gating point.
As well, reaction injection molding (RIM) makes it possible to insert-mold metal parts directly in the mold, saving valuable processing time.
Bayer Inc. — Division of Bayer AG (Toronto, Ont.);