A PBT grade optimized for auto headlamp bezels has been introduced by Lanxess Corp., Pittsburgh.

A PBT grade optimized for auto headlamp bezels has been introduced by Lanxess Corp., Pittsburgh. Pocan DP 1203 is designed to meet new, stricter demands in bezel design and processing. Bezels must withstand higher temperatures due to increasing use of hotter light sources such as xenon and closer proximity of the bezel to the light sources, says Lanxess. Higher temperatures also mean stricter demands on gas emissions from the plastic. The new PBT can be metalized without a primer, offers an excellent surface finish, and performs at service temperatures above those of PC. It is seen as an alternative to more costly high-heat resins such as PC copolymers and polyethersulfone (PES). The material reportedly exhibits virtually no plate-out. Tel: (800) 662-2927 • www. lanxess.com

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111 RIDC Park West Dr Pittsburgh, PA 15275
Phone (412) 809-1000 Fax (412) 519-2268