Plastic surfaces in the interior of vehicles naturally develop a yellowish hue due to exposure to UV radiation contained in sunlight. So when Toyota designed the back-lit heating and ventilation control panels for the new compact Aygo they chose to use Makrofol® UV244 film from Bayer MaterialScience for the film insert molded part.
Flame retardant polycarbonate films are a must in many applications. Some of these include door plates, name badges, corporate signage, traffic signs, logos, labels and large displays for events such as trade fairs. Bayer MaterialScience offers three particularly flame-retardant polycarbonate films for just such needs.
The Swiss are known for their excellent security. So it was no surprise when Trüb AG, the well known Swiss security card manufacturer, decided to use Makrofol® ID to make over 40 million drivers licenses for the UK.
Microtitration plates are widely used in the medical and biotech industries to analyze substances. Often these plates are made from cheap plastics, however when the analysis needs to be done at elevated temperatures, plates made from Makrofol® extruded polycarbonate films are the ideal solution.
A new Microsoft® mouse owes its classy appearance to Makrofol® DE1-MM film. The mouse housing is made by Uniplas using film insert molding. During this process, the special film is printed on the back, formed and back-injected with a plastic. Makrofol® DE1-MM has a glossy outer surface and a very fine micro-matte (MM) inner surface.
Manufacturers of household appliances and fashionable accessories for personal grooming are increasingly turning to film insert molding (FIM) technology to give their products high-quality decorative surface finishes. One example is the HQ 7140 electric razor from Philips.
We at Bayer proudly supply our films to the lighting industry. Transparent and translucent grades of Makrofol® and Bayfol® are particularly popular – above all special light-diffusing grades. They are used to make items such as lampshades and ceiling fixtures.
In addition to its primary function of calling for assistance, a patient control station allows hospital patients or residents of nursing homes to easily control their lighting, TV, radio, blinds and other electronic devices from one convenient location. Even the billing system has been integrated into some devices.
Los suizos son reconocidos por la alta calidad de sus sistemas de seguridad. Por lo tanto, no fue una sorpresa cuando Trüb AG, reconocido fabricante suizo de tarjetas de seguridad, decidió usar Makrofol ID para fabricar más de 40 millones licencias de conducción para el Reino Unido.
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