Pelle 3D (3D Leather) is an innovative leather manufacturing process that allows the material to be imprinted with permanent three-dimensional geometry, through a patented formula that stabilizes the materials in three dimensions while preserving all the visual and tactile qualities.
Continental’s AMBIENC3 concept car is packed with new surface solutions and innovative materials. It is an emotional mobile exhibit packed with groundbreaking ideas, a way to introduce innovative new developments to customers.
Metalized plastic parts combine the high-quality look of chrome-plated metals with the low weight of plastic. This makes them particularly attractive for use in the automotive industry, and they are also increasingly being used for other applications such as electronic devices and bathroom fittings.
Laser versatility can process even complex parts efficiently, accurately and cleanly. The laser perforation techniques developed by L:A:S enable the creation of different hole shapes in a wide variety of materials with high-quality results, working to tight deadlines.
New Model-Tech Smart Skin Technology from Standex Engraving Mold-Tech offers complete design freedom never previously possible on complex soft trim parts, with bespoke textures created by Architexture Design Consultancy
Visit Automotive Interiors Expo to see 100% Chrome-6-free plating on plastics from pretreatment to the final process. The technology maintains the performance specifications and reduces the environmental impact. It can also be applied to 2K and 3K mold products.
At Automotive Interiors Expo, Taracell will present its latest developments with exclusive trimmed foam parts. The company will present the first door panel made of 100% biodegradable materials without fossil parts. Each component of the sandwich structure decomposes independently.
VFP Ink Technologies’ core activity is designing and manufacturing high-tech industrial inks and varnishes. Its unique technology for the printed electronics industry provides innovative products for automotive manufacturers and their functional plastic products.
Around 110 years ago, the first ignition key found its way into the automobile. In the 1960s, car keys started to become combination keys and automobile manufacturers recognized the key as a ‘business card’.
Saint-Gobain is showcasing the latest bearing technology innovations. With increasing customer demands for automotive comfort, it can be difficult to find interior bearings that can deliver on all aspects.
For over 70 years, ORV Manufacturing, part of IMP Group, has been a specialized company in the field of technical nonwovens.
Renowned printing ink manufacturer Marabu will showcase its new screen-printing ink for film insert molding (FIM). Developed and tested intensively in-house, the new FIM ink series has been successfully proved by numerous customers from the automotive industry.
Exclusive metal inserts and decorations are mandatory in today’s luxury car interiors, so at Automotive Interiors Expo Lasertech will present for the first time its loudspeaker grid blanks made in stainless steel by chemical etching.
Automotive interiors have undergone major evolutions in terms of design, due mainly to the introduction of disruptive technologies and functionalities with functional and aesthetic effect.
Litho-Graphics is a further development of the proven laser process from KTB. The aim was to create a lower-cost process with increased flexibility in design and coloring. However, accuracy and edge sharpness needed to be on a similar level if possible.
The new DIN SPEC 91446 was created by more than 20 participants from renowned companies/institutions from the recycling and plastics processing industries. It will become the uniform standard for the classification of plastic recyclates based on the available data depth (data quality level) and corresponding labeling.
Dedicated to the transformation of plastics through the production of technical plastics, mainly for the automotive, electrical and electronic industries, KLC can deliver tailormade solutions from conception to product delivery.
For some plastic-injected applications, foamed parts can be an alternative solution. Particularly in the automotive industry, where lightweight construction plays an increasingly important role, expanded polypropylene (EPP) can be the best solution.
EU emission regulations have forced the automotive industry to adopt lightweighting strategies through material selection and design. With this in mind, Joubert Group has developed a new parcel shelf concept that offers 30-40% weight saving compared with a standard parcel shelf.
Inotech has added another modern coating technology to its coating center. PVD coating (physical vapor deposition) is a procedure that can be applied to treat the surfaces of various products. The primary purpose is to increase the product’s durability and lifecycle.
Chrome-plated design elements have defined the look and feel of luxury automobiles for over a century. However, these days designers have more color options to make their designs stand out and convey a sense of premium, modern quality.
Cromatipic is known in the automotive industry as IHI Hauzer’s clean, environmentally friendly alternative to chrome electroplating. However, design trends are changing in automotive and beyond. Designers now want to incorporate backlighting in metal-look design elements, and Cromatipic holds great promise for those applications.
Fixelon is a thermal adhesive film used to securely bond different kinds of materials in the automotive industry. Aicello Corporation, which is based in Japan, develops Fixelon; Aicello-Harke GmbH distributes it in Europe from its head office in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany.
New technology from Grewus makes it possible to quantify vibrotactile feedback for the first time. Two acceleration sensors measure haptic events for this purpose. The company’s artificial finger (ArFi) collects data necessary for the description of haptic feedback.
GIS has developed processes for the digitally controlled application of fluids to complex curved surfaces. These processes combine the inkjet deposition of coating fluids with robot handling to control the relative positioning of the inkjet system and the target surface.
Forciot is showcasing its two unique demonstrators at Automotive Interiors Expo Europe. First, its Hands on Detection (HoD) steering wheel has HOD functionality for automated driving, e.g. for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).
In order to work alongside its clients to support them in their international development, Safe Demo intends to increase its PVD and high-gloss finish capacity.
The wide spectrum of applications in the field of reproducible safety seams and functional seams as well as decorative stitching in automotive interior decoration and leather goods makes special demands on the means of operation.
DuPont will exhibit an advanced suite of silver-bearing thick film paste conductors to enable in-mold electronic devices. The new ME102, ME604 and ME614 conductors have key advancements to improve thermoformability, conductivity and fine line performance.
Translucent surfaces, backlighting and premium soft-touch haptics are key trends in future car design. Working with Uedelhoven Studios, Covestro developed a dashboard demonstrator unit to prove that Covestro-engineered interior trim and molding solutions meet future automotive interior design needs today.
Atotech will present two of its innovative products at Automotive Interiors Expo in Stuttgart: NEAP, a new adhesion promoter on silver surfaces of lead frames, and Argalin XL, a high-performance inorganic and chrome-6-free silver anti-tarnish.
Arzuffi will present its Line-Met technology at this year’s Automotive Interiors Expo in Stuttgart.
The Line-Met family comprises fully automated, high-tech PVD equipment that combines high-quality treatments with high-volume, cost-effective production.
Are you looking for high-temperature-resistant PET foams that have processing temperatures of up to +180°C and can be recycled at the end of their service life? Armacell will showcase its range of first-of-their-kind PET foam solutions for the composite industry based on 100% recycled plastics.
Alanod is a specialist in innovative metal surfaces. When it comes to decorative aluminum components or surface-finished metals for functional use in the automotive sector, Alanod is a reliable partner for automobile manufacturers and suppliers.