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Automotive Hardcoats

Hardcoats

SilFORT* hardcoats enable automobile manufacturers to replace glass and metal with lightweight plastics for demanding lighting, glazing, exterior trim, sensor cover, interior, and new front module applications. They improve the durability and performance of plastics, such as polycarbonate and PMMA, by helping them maintain their color, gloss, light transmission and other physical properties, while enhancing weatherability, cleanability and resistance to abrasion, chemicals and solvents.

SilFORT hardcoat technology is enabling the innovative use of plastic materials in a variety of industries around the world. In the transportation sector, hardcoat-protected plastics can be found in automotive lighting, glazing, exterior trim, interior parts and new front module applications, allowing weight reduction and design flexibility that can pave the way for multiple applications in the automobiles of the future, such as electric vehicles or vehicles with autonomous driving capabilities that integrate automotive coatings  infographicAdvanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).

The SilFORT portfolio of products brings together more than two decades of advanced, patent protected hardcoat technology developed by Momentive. In addition, Momentive’s highly trained application support team is available to help customers select the optimum products for their needs and help develop the application process that will achieve the best performance.

Momentive’s SilFORT AS4700 hardcoatscombine outstanding abrasion resistance with extended weathering performance when applied to polycarbonate substrates. In vehicles with autonomous driving capabilities, SilFORT AS4700 hardcoat can provide polycarbonate protective covers for RADAR, LiDAR and exterior IR cameras with a glass-like surface. SilFORT AS4700 enables a higher transmission rate of the LIDAR signal through the cover to improve sensor accuracy., specifically for.

Momentive’s SilFORT UVHC5000 hardcoat is a clear, solvent-based, UV radiation-cured hardcoat  used to protect clear polycarbonate parts against abrasion, chemicals and outdoor weathering. This hardcoat is used in a number of automotive applications, including headlamps, exterior trim, front modules and interior parts.


Featured Products

SilFORT* AS4700

Learn more about SilFORT AS4700 hardcoat, a thermally cured abrasion resistant silicone hardcoat, great for black polycarbonate parts.

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SilFORT* UVHC5000

UVHC5000 is a clear, solvent based hardcoat curable by UV radiation. It provides protection to parts made out of clear polycarbonate against abrasion, chemical damage, degradation caused by ultraviolet radiation, and weathering.

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