Bayer exploring new application areas for copolycarbonate Apec

Apec, the copolycarbonate from Bayer MaterialScience that is mainly used in medical and lighting applications such as headlamp bezels, headlamp lenses and light housings, will now also be applied in flash lenses in smartphones. Properties such as lightweight, excellent light transparency, impact resistance and high temperature resistance make Apec a material solution that makes flash lenses more durable, says Bayer.

LED lenses are becoming increasingly important on the smartphone camera market. Conventional materials are softer, and therefore more easily damaged, while using Apec also results in clearer photos with truer colors - a big plus these days, as the demand for smartphones that are able to take high-quality pictures shows no signs of abating any time soon....

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