Monday, October 11, 2010

PMMA As An Automotive Windshield

About a year ago I wrote about polycarbonate's increasing usage in automotive windows, starting with sunroofs and then going to side windows. The coveted windshield is still aways away.

But now here comes an upstart: PMMA, i.e, poly(methyl methacrylate), i.e., Plexiglas. Modern Plastics is reporting on the use of PMMA as a glass replacement for cars. Only this not as a sunroof or side window or any of the less demanding applications. This is in the windshield. Of a race car.

Race cars certainly will put a larger stress on the window, and any rocks or debris that hits the windshield will certainly be far more likely to damage it, but race cars are typically used for just a few hours before they go back into the shop and get rebuilt for the next race. Long-term stability of the material is not an issue - the car won't last 10 years so why would there be any concern of the windshield yellows in 10 years? I don't see this as actually making that much inroad into the market.

31 comments:

Unknown said...

I believe PMMA as windscreens are not that bad if you would replace them every couple of years later, but that would be inconvenient. So let's just stick to the usual glass windscreens.

Unknown said...

I wonder how long until it will be viable to use for auto glass replacement in SLC UT. Well I guess I should hurry up and wait.

Rosalina said...

Nice blog

Jason Unrau said...

New item advancement and development is significantly more troublesome and tedious than most different business exercises. Automotive fast prototyping enormously upgrades learning speed and decreases the danger of new Automotive parts improvement.

Elizabeth J. Neal said...

Positive site, where did u come up with the information on this posting? I'm pleased I discovered it though, ill be checking back soon to find out what additional posts you include. Junk yards in Carmel

Eliza said...

Automotive advertising agencies that accept that they don't know what they don't know should plan car glass price

Timy Tons said...

Exactly what I was searching for, thanks for putting up. Automotive enthusiast

Muhammad Rafey said...

Excellent post. I was always checking this blog, and I’m impressed! Extremely useful info specially the last part, I care for such information a lot. I was exploring this particular info for a long time. Thanks to this blog my exploration has ended. CarDaddy

JR Vitug said...

Great post!

JR Vitug said...

Nice, well needed info,thanks. California Windshield Technicians Association

mtom said...

Nano Ceramic shrinkable films are specially designed for the tinting of vehicle windows, and guarantee the highest levels of quality in their application and performance. Gedung

Elizabeth J. Neal said...

Your work is very good and I appreciate you and hopping for some more informative posts. Thank you for sharing great information to us. revs

nova driving school said...

Share great information about your blog , Blog really helpful for us . Driving school in Aldie

nova driving school said...

We read your blog , share most useful information in blog . https://www.novadrivingschoolva.com/

ENC Windshield Repair Detroit said...

This information is relevant.Thank you for sharing this. Detroit Windshield Association

Ezdriving School said...

Share great information about your blog , Blog really helpful for us . Best Driving School Vancouver

Novawebdesigns said...

Great post...
Read more

fortnite said...

Thank you for the sensible critique. Me & my cousin were just preparing to do some research on this. We got a book from our local library but I think I learned better from this post. I’m very glad to see such great info being shared freely out there… car windshield replacement

mtom said...

Yet were you aware this seduction strategies will not be only guys? automotive marketing

Oliver Mir said...

My friend recommended this blog and he was totally right keep up the fantastic work! Phoenix Auto Glass

William Jessie said...

Thanks for taking the time to share this informative article here. Reading more about automative services I got numerous valuable information. Used Auto Parts Supplier USA

Eliza Beth said...

It proved to be Very helpful to me and I am sure to all the commentators here! upplevelser

Northern VA Driving School said...

Outstanding blog site! I am amazed with pointers of writer. Driving school Fairfax

Document Corporation said...

Outstanding as well as powerful tip by the writer of this blog are really handy to me. Drivers License Online

tike mik said...

When buying a car, I look at the person selling me the car just as much, if not more, than the car itself. Mainly, it shows me what kind of treatment and service history the car received. If the person was older, spoke intelligently, and looked wealthy, we found that most times the car was in great shape to match.

RC car 4wd rock crawler

Northern VA Driving School said...

Outstanding in addition to effective suggestion by the author of this blog are genuinely sensible to me. Northern VA Driving School

rthwer said...

You have performed a great job on this article. It’s very precise and highly qualitative. You have even managed to make it readable and easy to read. You have some real writing talent. Thank you so much. Zanzibar car rental

Dunia Game said...

It is best to take part in a contest for top-of-the-line blogs on the web. I’ll recommend this website! used cars lot

Laura Bush said...

A lot of valuable information can be derived from the post as we provide Sell My Harley at affordable prices. for more info visit our website.

Thomas said...

Do you know that byers can choose one of two power plants. The basic version offers a 2.0-liter engine with a return of 171 hp, and a hybrid power plant consisting of a 2.5-liter aspirated engine and an electric motor with a total return of 222 hp will be available in maximum configuration. Together with the engine on a non-alternative basis, a stepless variator is offered. In basic version, carzaamin(.)com/blog/honda-civic-for-sale-in-lahore-pakistan/ front-wheel drive, but for an extra charge, an all-wheel drive option is also possible. Note that Toyota offers customers three different all-wheel drive options, one of which is innovative - a separate electric motor is used on the rear axle. The starting version at Chinese dealers costs 171,800 yuan (1.8 million rubles), and for the maximum configuration you will have to pay 241,800 yuan.

cooking copy said...

much like customer satisfaction can't be bought or taken for granted by simply offering the best price.centralina aggiuntiva opinioni