PLEXIGLAS® MOLDING COMPOUNDS FOR VEHICLE INTERIOR LIGHTING AND DISPLAYS

Transparent PLEXIGLAS® molding compounds from Röhm are the material of choice for numerous applications in vehicle interiors: from glare-free dashboard covers, illuminated switches and colored ambient lighting, to large touch displays with a black panel effect.

ADVANTAGES OF PLEXIGLAS® MOLDING COMPOUNDS FOR INTERIOR LIGHTING AND DISPLAYS

Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) molding compounds have helped shape the development of technology and design in vehicle interiors for decades. With its extraordinary optical properties, PLEXIGLAS®, the brand PMMA from Röhm, is the ideal material for interior design with light effects and digital display technology. Light signals for visual communication and ambient lighting are set to become even more important in the autonomous and semiautonomous mobility of the future. PLEXIGLAS® products offer solutions for these varied requirements.

Properties of PLEXIGLAS® molding compounds for interior lighting and displays

  • High brilliance and transparency (92 percent light transmittance)
  • Outstanding UV and weather resistance
  • Very low birefringence
  • Highest surface hardness of all thermoplastics
  • High abrasion resistance
  • Good heat deflection temperature
  • Can be processed with all thermoplastic procedures
  • High reproduction accuracy of even the smallest structures
  • 100 percent recyclable

APPLICATIONS OF PLEXIGLAS® MOLDING COMPOUNDS FOR INTERIOR LIGHTING AND DISPLAYS

Interior lighting

  • Light guides
  • Ambient lighting
  • Contour lighting
  • Light covers
  • Illuminated control elements

Displays

  • Highly transparent dashboard covers
  • Black panel displays
  • Display lighting

Transparent PLEXIGLAS® for a glare-free view of the dashboard

Crystal-clear PLEXIGLAS® molding compounds have long been the material of choice for vehicle dashboards. With its unsurpassed transparency, high optical purity and low birefringence, PLEXIGLAS® grants a glare-free view of the cockpit displays.

Light-scattering PLEXIGLAS® for light covers

Light-scattering PLEXIGLAS® molding compounds are used to make covers for all kinds of  interior lighting solutions, such as reading lights, rear-view mirror lighting, lighting in the glove compartment and the trunk and ambient lighting in the roof liner. Illuminated control elements such as switches and buttons are a further application.

PLEXIGLAS® for more light and color in the car interior

Modern automotive design is defined by its combination of light, color and digital technology – and the vehicle interior is no exception. The design extends the scope for personalized interiors and enhances the driving experience. PLEXIGLAS® Edgelight for edge lighting and PLEXIGLAS® Softlight for backlighting are light-scattering molding compounds that open up almost limitless possibilities for light design in cars. Examples include contours that light up in different colors, light effects that adapt to the driving mode, and even ambient lighting with variable light color and brightness.

PLEXIGLAS® molding compounds for display covers

In state-of-the-art car models, large panorama displays are replacing traditional dashboards and switches. Here, too, PLEXIGLAS® molding compounds are ideally suited to transparent display covers, as well as for light guides in LED-backlit units.

PLEXIGLAS® in neutral gray coloring for black panel displays

The smartphone aesthetic with glossy black touch displays is also influencing the user interfaces in vehicle cockpits. PLEXIGLAS® molding compounds are available in special neutral gray colorings specifically for black panel displays. The display surface appears jet black, but is actually transparent and transforms into a true-color display when switched on.

PLEXIGLAS® MOLDING COMPOUNDS FOR INTERIOR LIGHTING AND DISPLAYS

PLEXIGLAS® basic grades

Depending on the type, our basic PMMA molding compounds have different physical properties such as flow capability and heat deflection temperature under load. They can be processed using all common thermoplastic processing methods.

PLEXIGLAS® Softlight

PMMA molding compounds with different diffuser effects for uniform, glare-free light scattering. They provide fascinating lighting effects from backlit covers to ambient lighting. AMECA listed for automotive lighting.

PLEXIGLAS® Edgelight

PMMA molding compounds optimized for edge lighting – even over longer distances. Uniform light extraction over the entire part surface without additional scattering foils or microstructures. Components made of PLEXIGLAS® Edgelight are crystal clear and transparent when the light is switched off. AMECA listed for automotive lighting.

PLEXIGLAS® proTerra

PLEXIGLAS® molding compounds with lower carbon footprint and the proven high performance of Röhm’s brand PMMA.

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