Toyota Window Loses 50% of Weight with SABIC Materials 14591Toyota Window Loses 50% of Weight with SABIC Materials
July 22, 2016
The last time we told you about SABIC's lightweighting polycarbonate (PC) glazing materials they were reducing the weight of the rear side windows in Ford's Fusion-based Lightweight Concept vehicle by 35%. Now they've appeared for the first time in a production car: the rear quarter window of Toyota's special edition 86 GRMN sports car, where they're saving 50% of its weight compared to conventional glass.
If you haven't heard of this car, that's because the special edition 86 GRMN is a model sold only in Japan. It was debuted earlier this year at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2016. The rear quarter window is injection molded of a material combination devised by SABIC Innovative Plastics. It consists of LEXAN PC resin coated with the EXATEC plasma coating. In addition to saving weight, it's also extremely durable.
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