PMMA - polymethylmethacrylate - with its brilliance, UV resistance and high scratch resistance, offers a good alternative for transparent applications or glass replacement. Its multiple applications range from applications in the lighting sector to high gloss design surfaces in automotive segments or cosmetics.
PMMA – high gloss
The automotive industry is currently undergoing massive upheaval. Electromobility, autonomous driving, connectivity - these important megatrends have both comprehensive and enduring consequences on vehicle design due to new technological developments. This applies to the external appearance as well as the vehicle interior. By employing innovative elements and functions, automotive manufacturers are constantly placing new demands on plastic manufacturers such as Evonik with the brand name polymethylmethacrylate PLEXIGLAS®.
Due to the above mentioned automotive megatrends, some selected developments, changes, innovations are being defined and their influence on future automotive design and the material properties is being described. Due to its properties, PLEXIGLAS® is a versatile and functional design material which will also play a role and be used in the future of automotive design in many different special applications.