Polycarbonate/polyester alloy promises ultra-smooth surfaces in auto applications


An alloy of polycarbonate and polyester is said to combine unprecedented dimensional precision and an ultra-smooth surface for automotive applications.

Developed by jointly by Teijin Chemicals (Tokyo, Japan) and Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (Kiyosu, Japan), Panlite AM-9937F enables product designs that were previously unachievable due to the limitations of conventional metal according to the developers. The company plans to market the material for external automotive body parts and garnish, and expects to achieve annual sales of 10 billion yen ($125 million) by fiscal 2020.
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