Polycarbonate glazing from SABIC in Fiat's 2014 500L is one of the first uses of plastic instead of glass for vehicle windows. Plastics-based clear moldings have half the weight and offer benefits in design and aerodynamics. "The technology is now at a point where it is ready for mass-scale production," said V. Umamaheswaran of SABIC's Innovative Plastics unit.

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