The graded organic/inorganic coating is applied using plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition. The 125-m-thick PC substrates are being produced in batch mode but will ultimately be made using a roll-to-roll process to reduce costs. The flexible plastic films are an alternative to conventional glass substrates.

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