Yanfeng Automotive seeks interiors that have the ability to resist dirt/dust/oil accumulation. The Interior surface must always appear to be clean and must appear to be easy to clean.
Consumer ratings of materials are first evaluated on a subjective perception of cleanliness (a material’s ability to resist dirt/dust/oil accumulation). When a material is rated low in “Visual Appeal”, the material is typically rated low in other areas.
Above all else, material surfaces that consumers can see in the vehicle, MUST appear clean AND must appear to be easy to clean. This holds true, regardless of which material is used, fabric or plastic, and regardless of where material is placed, whether they be on the instrument panel, lining the storage bins, or on door panels.
Key success Criteria
Compatibility with polymers such as polyolefins (PP, TPE, TPO) polycarbonate, and polyamides
Performance temperature range: -40°C to 100°C
Withstand 85°C at 90% relative humidity for 96 hours
No outgassing, fogging or VOCs of concern
Resistance to chemicals, including:
Resistance to fade and no change in gloss when exposed to UV
Resistance to scratch, scuff, and mar
The recommended solution should provide an aesthetic appearance with no surface imperfection.
Include, but are not limited to:
Migratory additive which could be added during the injection molding and that provides the required functional properties at the component surface.
Approaches compatible with in-mold decoration.
A surface coating which repels debris and fingerprint residue.
Approaches not of Interest
Treatments for fabrics
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