Interior Automotive Trim

Fashion Finishes. Hardcoat Films. Electronics

Automotive interior trim is moving from decorative, aesthetic drivers to critical performance characteristics as designers seek to meet the post iPod customer expectations. Optic performance, hardness, resistance to sunscreen products, anti-fingerprinting and anti-glare are all key requirements for trim items.

Our coatings are specified by most global automotive manufacturers and applied throughout the world. Our range of finishes covers all the primary interior components including:

For our latest specifications and approvals for automotive interior finishes, click here.

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Center Console

MacDermid Enthone’s latest developments are concentrated around advancing functionality to improve optic performance by controlling glare, introducing a range of new cosmetic finishes all to enhance and assist the driver experience.  

Coupled with our industry leading hard coat film technology and third dimension chromium coatings, are our unique XMAPP and DecoKlad quality programs. They deliver the latest in interior automotive coatings with the assurance of our process control plans.

 

Door Handles

Door handles are typically made from tough, hardwaring plastic substrates. They are chromium plated to give an excellent wear resistance and aesthetically pleasing coatings.

REACH compliance

Our latest development evolve chromium-free etching process coupled with TRILYTE trivalent chromium enables platers to apply satin or bright chromium finishes without the use of hexavalent chromium.

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Seating and safety restraints

Fasteners

ZinKlad 250 M

Recommended for safety critical fasteners. ZinKlad 250 M is a mechanical zinc plated deposit, which is ideal for fasteners that are at risk of hydrogen embrittlement. This allows steel of any hardness to be processed quickly and effectively, offering the same high protection as more conventional electroplated zinc deposits.

ZinKlad 72

Promotes adhesion of organic coatings to the steel substrate and presents applicators with several advantages including economical low consumption, cost-effective working temperature and reduced sludge formation, from our KeyKote® technology. In addition, applicators can easily adjust the weight, thickness and topography of the coating to meet the appropriate specifications.

 

Seat Belts

Seat belt hardware is traditionally plated with decorative chromium which provides both an aesthetically attractive and hard wearing coating.

Speakers

As the quality of audio systems in vehicles improves, the speakers are manufactured to ever tighter tolerances. To help ensure no corrosion
products can affect these tighter tolerances, the coating must remain free of white corrosion during the speakers operating life.

ZinKlad offers 2 performance levels specifically designed for speaker coatings. These low thickness, high performance coatings are hexavalent chromium and cobalt-free and deliver excellent resistance to white corrosion products when tested against high temperature / humidity environments. The coatings are fully compliant with both ELV and REACH regulations.

ZinKlad UQS 

Based on a zinc-nickel deposit, the special additive system ensures excellent fine grained coatings which are essentially in meeting audio speaker requirements. The subsequent passivate has outstanding bond strength to the zinc-nickel deposit and provides the perfect base for the adhesion of water-based glues.

ZinKlad HQS

Based on a zinc deposit, the special additive system ensures excellent fine grained zinc deposits which are essential in meeting audio speaker requirements. The subsequent passivate has outstanding bond strength to the zinc deposit and provides the perfect base for the adhesion of waterbased glues.
 

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