UV Resistant, UV Stabilized Polycarbonate (PC) Grade for Light Diffusion Special Effects

SABIC’s LEXAN VisualFX resins are formulated with the color and effect inherent in the pellet to create colorful and exceptionally rich-looking parts out of the mold without the need for what can often be costly secondary paint and coating operations.

Why LEXAN™ VisualFX™

Why LEXAN™ VisualFX™

LEXAN VisualFX Resin FXD173R by SABIC is an unreinforced, UV resistant, UV stabilized polycarbonate (PC) grade for light diffusion special effects. It shows high flow and aesthetics and visual effects. It contains a release agent to ensure easy processing. It is suitable for processing by injection molding. LEXAN VisualFX Resin FXD173R is used in automotive and consumer goods like lighting. Recommended for electronics, electrical devices, displays, components, and infrastructure.


Characteristics and Properties

The LEXAN VisualFX line offers a captivating range of characteristics and properties that elevate its appeal in various applications. Designed to enhance visual aesthetics, LEXAN VisualFX combines striking visual effects with exceptional performance attributes. From vibrant colors and captivating patterns to superior durability and versatility, these features make LEXAN VisualFX a popular choice for industries seeking both functionality and visual impact.

Characteristics and properties found across the product line include:

  • Flow, High
  • Light diffusion, Good
  • Mold Release, Good
  • Unfilled
  • UV resistant

Markets and Applications

Architecture and Construction

Architecture and Construction

LEXAN VisualFX offers significant advantages for the architecture and construction industry due to its unique combination of visual aesthetics, durability, and versatility. Its ability to provide captivating visual effects and enhance design possibilities makes it an ideal choice for creating stunning architectural elements. Additionally, its excellent weatherability, impact resistance, and fire performance ensure long-lasting performance and safety in various construction applications. Common applications include:

  • Facade panels
  • Skylights
  • Canopies
  • Interior partitions
  • Wall cladding
  • Decorative screens
  • Signage
  • Roofing systems
  • Balustrades
  • Window elements
Automotive and Mobility

Automotive and Mobility

Thanks to its exceptional impact resistance, optical clarity, and versatile design capabilities, LEXAN VisualFX offers substantial advantages to the automotive industry. These properties make it an ideal material for a wide range of automotive applications that require durability, visual attractiveness, and consistent performance. Whether employed in exterior components, interior trims, or lighting fixtures, LEXAN VisualFX delivers heightened safety, aesthetic value, and overall excellence in the demanding automotive sector. Common applications include:

  • Exterior body panels
  • Headlamp lenses
  • Taillight lenses
  • Interior trims and accents
  • Instrument cluster covers
  • Dashboard components
  • Door handles and trims
  • Roof panels
  • Side mirror housings
  • Wheel covers
Consumer Electronics

Consumer Electronics

LEXAN VisualFX proves highly advantageous for the consumer electronics industry due to its exceptional optical properties, impact resistance, and design flexibility. Its ability to provide enhanced visual appeal, such as high gloss finishes and unique textures, adds value to consumer electronic products. Moreover, its durability and protection against impact make it suitable for creating robust and reliable casings and components for electronic devices. Common applications include:

  • Smartphone cases
  • Laptop and tablet casings
  • Gaming console components
  • Audio and video equipment enclosures
  • Wearable device casings
  • Camera and photography equipment parts
  • Smart home device casings
  • Remote controls and controllers
  • Portable power banks and chargers
  • Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) device components.


LEXAN VisualFX offers significant advantages for the lighting industry due to its exceptional light transmission properties, optical clarity, and design versatility. These properties make it an ideal material choice for various lighting applications that require efficient light distribution, enhanced visual aesthetics, and durable performance. Whether used in LED fixtures, light diffusers, or decorative lighting elements, LEXAN VisualFX ensures optimal light output, superior design flexibility, and long-lasting functionality in the dynamic field of lighting. Common applications include:

  • LED light fixtures and housings
  • Light diffusers and lenses
  • Lighting panels and covers
  • Decorative lighting elements
  • Signage and display lighting components
  • Architectural and landscape lighting fixtures
  • Automotive lighting components
  • Streetlights and outdoor lighting fixtures
  • Emergency and safety lighting enclosures
  • Stage and entertainment lighting components.
Signage and Display

Signage and Display

LEXAN VisualFX offers significant advantages for the signage and display industry due to its exceptional optical clarity, impact resistance, and design flexibility. These properties make it an ideal material choice for various signage and display applications that require high visibility, durability, and creative designs. Whether used for illuminated signs, point-of-sale displays, or trade show exhibits, LEXAN VisualFX ensures vibrant visuals, long-lasting performance, and eye-catching displays in the dynamic signage and display industry. Common applications include:

  • Illuminated signs
  • Point-of-sale displays
  • Trade show exhibits
  • Digital signage
  • Backlit displays
  • Outdoor advertising boards
  • Menu boards
  • Information kiosks
  • Interior signage
  • Architectural signage
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