On the opening day of Fakuma 2014, Evonik launched a new specialty molding compound that the company designed for automotive glazing applications. Compared with traditional glass, the new material, called Plexiglas Resist AG 100 offers weight savings, freedom of design and the possibility of functional integration - reducing recess depth and assembly costs, said the company. The new compound is the first PMMA specialty molding in the world for this application. The material, said a spokesman, offers "unparalleled brilliance and clearness."
Plexiglas Resist is impact modified and has up to 30 times the breaking strength of mineral glass. Moreover, the reversible haze that occurs in standard impact-modified products at very high and very low temperatures has been substantially reduced.