Session Details

Session 7: Decorative Automotive Considerations

Abstract Number:

111

Recently, some automotive manufacturers have begun specifying decorative hexavalent-‎chrome-free ‎processes for production of parts on their vehicles. These emerging global ‎standards are observed by ‎suppliers not only in Europe, but also in Asia or Americas. This ‎presentation discusses this technology ‎and how it addresses industry concerns in response to ‎current and forecast regulations.‎

Topics:

Advances & New Trends in Surface Finishes/Engineering
Plating on Plastics/Decorative ‎Technology

Current and emerging environmental regulations have a ‎significant impact on plating-on-plastics ‎‎(POP) and Decorative ‎Coatings (DECO) applicators. The anticipated regulations will ‎cause further ‎restrictions of plating chemistries. This will pose ‎new challenges to develop processes that meet ‎stringent OEM ‎performance standards while also meeting regulatory ‎requirements for worker safety ‎and the environment. ‎

To ensure compliance with these pending regulations, MacDermid ‎Enthone has taken the lead to ‎develop critical technologies for ‎Plastic Substrates that do not contain chromium (VI) compounds.

These technologies are generically referred to as “chrome-free ‎etches” and decorative trivalent ‎chromium.‎

BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE IN DECORATIVE SYSTEMS

Douglas Lay

Product Manager Decorative and POP Americas

Macdermid Enthone Industrial Solutions