Elastoskin® – Premium Surfaces

Design, horse power and consumption are no longer the only crucial indicators for the success or failure of a car. More than ever before, interiors and cockpits ranging from comfortable to luxurious also play an important role. This is an area in which PU products are proving their worth as the top in quality, functionality, robustness and durability.

 

A Class of its Own

PU has much to offer for surface technology for instrument panels: outstanding material properties and an enormous processing versatility. With our PU systems, we achieve a high-quality interior look and a particularly pleasant feel. The sprayed skin made of Elastoskin ® fulfils the demanding standards of interior design. Here the surface covering of the instrument panel has a considerable effect on the impression of quality and design and sets a trend for further application possibilities.

 


The special advantage of the Elastoskin ® sprayed skin is its convincing feel. Both its touch and its performance under pressure withstand the strictest criteria and provide for a soft, pleasant surface covering.

This impression is supported by the foam backing used, which is the PU semi-hard system Elastoflex ® E.

 

 


Premium Material for Premium Feeling

Apart from the feel-good factor, Elastoskin ® also scores high in that it has very good demoldability, high resistance to ageing and an exact imageability of contours. Colour shading and the integration of additional construction units during the spraying process are also possible. Polychromatism can be realised during the IMC spraying procedure with the aid of masking, whereby the entire area of the second colour is covered during spraying.

With Elastoskin ® the reactivity can also be accurately adjusted together with the operating stability of the material controlled within the tool. In this way, an even skin thickness is achieved over the whole surface. The low emissions present a further advantage. The spraying process using an aromatic PU system clearly produces lower emissions than comparable procedures. Moreover, it offers outstanding surface quality and this during a high degree of freedom in the implementation of complex geometry. Even the economic aspects are right, because with the aromatic PU there are shorter formatting times and therefore the use of the parting agent can be clearly reduced. A long tool life span also has a favourable effect on the total costs.