Makrofol(reg) SFT/i polycarbonate film is for film insert molding and features a printable polycarbonate surface with a textured top. The film also offers anti-skid properties and chemical resistance. Applications include use in button caps, knobs, bezels, and other high-wear areas in an automobile's interior. The film can also be used for external computer components including the top of the mouse and keyboard key caps.
Bayer Corp., Polymers Div., 100 Bayer Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15205.
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