About Automotive Surfaces
Advances in the field of decorative and functional automotive surfaces
The interaction between man and machine has become increasingly important and demands for car surfaces' look, feel and usability continues to be a priority in car manufacture.
A variety of dedicated processes and technologies have been developed over the years to produce desired surface properties and create added value for the user. Well-established are multi-component injection moulding, in-mould labelling and in-mould decoration with films and fabrics.
However, new approaches are also appearing, not just to create decoration, but to integrate functionality into surfaces. Circuitry and electronics are being embedded, whereby direct interaction with a sensitive surface allows drivers to use gentle touches and waving to control consoles. At the same time, new methods of creating protective elements of interior surfaces are coming on the market including scratch resistance, self-healing water repellence to make finishes robust to damage.
European Plastics News' Automotive Surfaces conference, held in Stuttgart on the 18th and 19th November, will attract and connect OEMs, Tier 1 manufacturers and plastics companies to examine exciting developments in the sector as boundaries between drivers, vehicles, and smartphones begin to dissolve.
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The delegates rate is
€1000 + German VAT.
Group bookings of 3 or more receive a 15% discount