WIXOM, MI – It wasn’t that long ago the idea of using nylon instead of metal for engine intake manifolds or clear polycarbonate for headlight lenses was considered a pipedream. It took years of hard work to get various auto maker and government specifications changed, but now plastic has taken over both these applications. Vehicle windows, or glazing as they are known to vehicle designers, seem poised at a similar juncture. Replacing glass in vehicles with plastic is a concept that has ...

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