Cost Savings Via Process Simplification for Painted Exterior Trim Operations - Utilizing Solid Core Bakeable Acrylic Tape 2002-01-0275
Streamlining the process of producing painted automotive exterior trim products is possible by using a heat resistant tape to serve a dual role of masking and attachment for automotive exterior trim assembly. This is obtained by using a solid core acrylic attachment tape instead of a foamed core acrylic tape. Cost savings are obtained by eliminating the masking aspects of the manufacturing process made redundant by the application of solid core acrylic tape before painting. This paper addresses practicality issues and shows technical feasibility in accordance with automotive specifications here.