Automotive Rear End Cover
LIVE! Here, the innovative IMD process is used to create a rear end cover with three different design areas. The panel, made of two different stable plastics, is translucent and can be recycled as a single unit. An innovative lighting concept enables communication with other road users and at the same time makes unmistakable brand statements.
E-mobility and the trend towards autonomous driving have initiated a paradigm shift in the exterior. Radiator grilles are becoming smart units, while front and back ends can communicate with other road users. Vehicles with homogeneous surfaces and innovative lighting concepts are increasingly shaping the streetscape. KURZ has been shaping change from the very beginning, with a professional network of subsidiaries and strong partners. All of them are working together to achieve a fully circular economy. New, sustainable materials and continuously developed processes are impressive proof of this path. See for yourself!
The economical IMD process creates an impressive brand element for the front or back of vehicles in just one single process step. Different color variants, backlighting, or metallization with indium as THE alternative to electroplating - uniqueness and customer-specific designs are guaranteed. Our decorations are not only recyclable but also ideal for the use of recycled materials. The 5G-capable and radar-permeable surfaces easily meet the stringent requirements of the automotive industry. Their efficient and effective production supports the CO2 reduction trend across the industry.
DECOPUR® front panel concept with self-healing surface
KURZ has reinterpreted the front panel: It is not only an aesthetic eye-catcher thanks to different design effects such as 3D depth effects, backlighting, or Shy Tech. This 5G-capable concept also supports functions relevant for autonomous driving. Of course, this also includes the option of communicating with other road users via color changes. The concept panel was produced using the economical IMD process and then finished with PUR. This makes it extremely durable, as scratches virtually heal themselves.
The partner project of KURZ, Covestro, and Sumitomo (SHI) Demag shows just how much design and technology potential there is in wall boxes. At the Sumitomo (SHI) Demag stand (Stand D22, Hall 15), the center control panel, including touch control panel and backlighting, will be injection-molded, shaped, and decorated using the IMD process. The durable components can be recycled again.
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