Both materials are capable of direct metallization, which eliminates secondary production operations and reduces system cost. The grades have been formulated to optimize both surface quality and functional requirements such as thermal resistance, impact, and flow.

Radel delivers higher temperature resistance, greater impact resistance, and higher melt-flow rates than conventional grades of polyetherimide. Udel provides an excellent surface appearance at temperatures to 175°C. Udel is designed for use in reflectors and bezels for headlamps, fog lamps, and park-and-turn lamps.

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