Features such as colored glazing for tinted sunroofs and windows aft of the “B” pillar are now possible along with gaps in the window, sharp corners, smooth corner radii or complex three dimensional shapes. These features are undesirable, unmoldable or cost-prohibitive with laminated or tempered glass. PC auto glazing permits parts integration previously not possible. It is possible to create a roof-module frame and optical panel in one piece.
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Molding heating/defrosting elements and fractal antennas into a PC window panel is also possible using in-mold films with preprinted circuitry. This is a versatile material to use, but advances in this application have been slowed by UV sensitivity of the material and its tendency to scratch easily, which makes it less weatherable than glass. If your production run is niche and well-funded, and you are looking to distinguish yourself from your competition, by all means, look at it. This is one material that is position specific.