19 Jun '17, 8am

#Teijin develops first polycarbonate-resin pillar-less automotive front window; used in EV

Teijin develops first polycarbonate-resin pillar-less automotive front window; used in EV 19 June 2017 Teijin Limited has developed the first polycarbonate (PC)-resin pillar-less automotive front window for use in the Tommykaira ZZ , a sporty electric vehicle (EV) produced by GLM Co., Ltd., an EV manufacturer launched by Kyoto University. Automotive front windows must satisfy a variety of regulations, including for light transmission, abrasion resistance and crash safety. While A-pillars provide protection in the event of a frontal collision, thicker A-pillars obstruct the driver’s view. Japan’s new automotive safety standards will require plastics-glazed windows in models released from July to offer enhanced resistance to abrasion and weather. Teijin’s PC-resin window meets the new Japanese standards; GLM expects to acquire street-ready certification for the Tommykaira ZZ...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2017/06/20170619-teijin.html

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