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Volume 85 Issue 30 | p. 17 | Concentrates
Issue Date: July 23, 2007

Train Sports Polycarbonate Windows

Department: Business | Collection: Green Chemistry

Credit: Teijin Chemical

Next-generation high-speed bullet trains with windows made of Teijin Chemical's polycarbonate started operating in Japan earlier this month. Previous windows were made of polycarbonate glass composites, but the new all-polycarbonate windows use 50% less material and are 30% lighter than the composite.

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