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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 process 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. 

New approaches are 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. 

    The interaction between man and machine has become increasingly important in the age of the smart phone, and demands for car surfaces' look, feel and usability continues to be a priority in car manufacture.
A variety of dedicated processes and technologies has 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 recently, not just to create decoration, but to integrate functionality into surfaces using the in-mould decoration process. 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 introducing scratch resistance, self-healing elements and water repellence to make finishes robust to potential damage.
European Plastics News Automotive Surfaces' Automotive Surfaces conference, held in Berlin on the 26th and 27th November, will  attract and connect OEMs, Tier 1 manufacturers and plastics companies, and examine exciting developments in the sector  as the boundaries between drivers, vehicles, and smartphones begin to dissolve.

Plastics News Europe  Automotive Surfaces conference, held in Berlin 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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Early bird rate of €750 + German VAT if you book before the 30th September 

You can book online here, or by contacting Tom Harris or Tel: +44(0) 208 253 9640

Group bookings of 3 or more receive a 15% discount

 

 

 

 

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