Lexan: Policarbonato Antigraffio su Automobili da Corsa

Lexan: Anti-scratch polycarbonate for racing cars

Liras Optical is the business division which specialises in polycarbonate for applications in racing cars. The polycarbonate is processed with Lexan to achieve scratch resistance, an essential requirement in competitive car racing. Thanks to our experience in the plastics industry, our highly trained staff are specialized in the application of polycarbonate on 2-wheeled and 4-wheeled vehicles.

The characteristics of Lexan Polycarbonate

Lexan Polycarbonate has the following unique characteristics that make it the ideal product for racing cars:

  • up to 250 times stronger than glass
  • weighs 50% less than glass
  • highly scratch-resistant
  • exceptional optical characteristics

Applications of Lexan in the autoracing sector

In racing vehicles, having light and resistant components makes the difference: at Liras Optical we can deliver a range of customised car components that are made of anti-scratch polycarbonate.

Lexan anti-scratch racing windows

Racing car windows can be treated with Lexan anti-scratch coating which is much lighter and performs better than traditional glass.

Plexiglass is significantly more resistant than glass, an important advantage in the event of accidents as the anti-scratch treatment minimizes damage.

Lexan anti-scratch windshields

Windshields treated with Lexan acquire scratch-resistant properties, ideal in rallying where damage caused by dust and stones is common. As previously mentioned, the optical quality of polycarbonate is excellent, equal to that of glass, causing no problems for drivers.

Furthermore, windshields and all other car windows can benefit from our anti-fog treatment which includes the application of a resin which prevents surface condensation.

Anti-scratch and anti-fog windshields are perfect for racing!

Lexan anti-scratch rear windows

As for windshields, rear windows can also be treated with Lexan anti-scratch coating. All types of racing vehicles can benefits from reduced weight and enhanced resistance.

Lexan anti-scratch headlight covers

All racing components, in particular for Formula 1, Formula 2, Formula 3, and Formula E cars, must be light, strong and scratch-resistant. We can provide anti-scratch polycarbonate headlight covers featuring minimal weight and yet optimal transparency and brightness.

Lexan anti-scratch racing car hoods

Some kinds of racing vehicles need light, anti-scratch hoods.  Lexan is also an optimal treatment for these fundamental components.

The anti-fog treatment can also be applied to hoods for optimal visibility both in good atmospheric conditions and with rainy or humidity.

Anti-scratch and anti-fog windshields are perfect for racing!

Lexan anti-scratch engine covers

We manufacture polycarbonate engine covers treated with our anti-scratch coating. Cutting-edge forming processes allow for the creation of extreme shapes and functions, such as the creation of combined rear window and air conveyor, maintaining excellent optical and aesthetic qualities.

LIRAS has acquired ISO 9001:2015 certification, and is in the process of seeking ECE and DOT approval to meet the requirements of the automotive market.

If you are interested in the application of anti-scratch polycarbonate to racing vehicles do not hesitate to contact us for further information or ask us for an obligation-free quote!