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Polycarbonate (PC)

Covestro's polycarbonate Makrolon has been developed into lens-quality grades for a Chinese sunglasses manufacturer. more

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Covestro’s abrasion-resistant polycarbonate sheet has been used to protect and preserve a piece of the Berlin Wall. more

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German plastics specialist Covestro has released a new polycarbonate for medical applications, Makrolon Rx3440. more

Materials

Italian recycling specialist Amut has installed a washing line at CarbonLITE's recycling plant in Texas. more

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SABIC introduces Lexan CXT resins with advanced high-clarity, high-heat polycarbonate copolymers. more

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Polycarbonate researchers have produced a more eco-friendly polymer, replacing BPA with a lemon-derivative that maintains conventional thermal properties. more

Materials

ELIX Polymers joined Spanish moulding specialist Maier to create an improved, resistant A-Pllar for Mercedes-Benz. more

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SABIC has declared force majeure in North Americal for the production of polycarbonate, exacerbating an already tense supply situation. more

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Despite stricter car material standards coming into force in Japan this month, Teijin has introduced its polycarbonate resin to an electric sports car for the first time. more

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Covestro’s polycarbonate production capacity will increase, starting in 2019. more

Industry News

A record-breaking polycarbonate window is reducing weight and enabling design in a new range of vehicles from one of China’s leading automotive manufacturers. more

Materials

Polycarbonate glasses are being deployed across Humberside this Christmas as a safer alternative to glass. more

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A prototype building covered by a “breathing skin” that allows it to use the outside air temperature to adjust the indoor climate has won an industry award. more

Materials

Covestro’s CEO Patrick Thomas marked the company’s appearance at K 2016 by highlighting how the company has turned ideas deemed impossible at previous editions of the fair into real applications. more

K 2016

Car manufacturer, Toyota, has marked an industry first with the first production vehicle to feature a rear quarter window in polycarbonate (PC) material with a plasma-coat solution designed to deliver the highest level of durability performance. more

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An art installation at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) showcasing extraordinary feats of engineering features a central element produced using polycarbonate sheets from Covestro. more

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Bayer MaterialScience has announced it will appear at its first major international tradeshow under its new brand identity, ‘Covestro’, at Fakuma in October 2015. more

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AP Metalising has announced plans to raise awareness of vacuum metalising, a decorative finish utilised by only a few plastic injection-moulders. more

Machinery

A heat-absorbing panorama roof made of shatterproof polycarbonate has been added to the latest edition of Smart’s ‘fortwo’ vehicle to form an extended windscreen. more

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Polycarbonate (PC) glazing solutions and coating technologies from SABIC have been highlighted during the launch of the new, street-legal production model of one of carmaker, Fiat’s, super-fast racing cars. more

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