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Polycarbonate sheets for vehicle windows and safety glazing

Solid polycarbonate sheet materials from Exolon Group meet the highest standards for optical excellence and shatter resistance.

A lightweight and durable alternative to glass, solid polycarbonate sheets from Exolon Group are a sleek and versatile material for use in passenger vehicles as well as heavy duty equipment. With crystal-clear visibility and unparalleled impact resistance, these polycarbonate windscreen and safety glazing materials offer the ideal combination of safety, form and function.

Benefits at a glance

  • Safety – Extreme impact resistance complies with ISO8083 and ISO8084 regulations for protective structures.
  • Visibility – A clear view is ensured via expert extrusion and weather- and scratch-resistant surface treatment.
  • Design freedom – Solid polycarbonate sheets can be thermoformed or cold-bent to fit virtually any vehicle window or cab.
  • Sustainability – Save fuel with safety glazing and windscreen materials just half the weight of glass, and recyclable in compliance with the EU End-of-Life Vehicles Regulation 2000/53/EC.

Polycarbonate sheet materials in automotive applications

Solid polycarbonate sheets from Exolon Group can be used in the following automotive applications, among others:

  • Rear and side view windscreen materials in street vehicles
  • Front windscreen material for recreational, racing vehicles, police cars or any other specialised vehicles.
  • Materials for sunroofs and panorama roofs
  • Lightweight alternative to cab glass in tractors, forestry vehicles, etc.
  • Materials for safety glazing and tractor window guards

Case study: Polycarbonate safety glazing for John Deere E model cabs

Material: Solid GP 099 polycarbonate sheets with 12mm thickness

In processing large trees, forestry workers require vehicles that offer extreme impact safety as well as optimal visibility. For their E-Series of logging vehicles, John Deere selected GP 099 solid polycarbonate sheets from Exolon Group. Able to withstand impacts of up to 11,600 joules and a static load capacity of up to 17,800 newtons, these cab window materials offer drivers optimum protection with a 360 view.

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