Browse Publications Technical Papers 2008-01-1473

Development of a Film-decorated Front Grille 2008-01-1473

Two decorative films were developed for the front grille of vehicles. The first is an insert molded film that expresses the texture of aluminum. The typical problem of brightness loss due to elongation during molding is improved from both material and method perspectives by using this film. The other film is an embossed type formed by using the vacuum forming method. A matte design with a satin finish is achieved by embossing the embossments on carrier film on a clear layer surface. These films have excellent scratch resistance during car washes compared to conventional exterior decorative films, and they satisfy all coating quality requirements of automotive exteriors. These decorative film technologies were used on the new TSX.


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