Automobile

Presentation

80.000.000

vehicles produced in 2011

With more than 80 million vehicles produced in 2011, the automotive market is part of the biggest customers of the surface treatment industry.

Indeed, according to an article that was published in May 2013 in the French newspaper « Le Monde », «this market was expected to increase by 3% in 2013 ».

Nevertheless, because of environmental rules which become inscreasingly harsh and due to the growing competition, automotive manufacturers are always looking for increases in productivity and marketing innovations.

While existing technologies seem to have reached their limits, Jet Metal process proves to be an efficient alternative. Enjoying

Materials

Because of the metallization techniques that were used until then, the automotive market cannot metallize many substrates different from ABS/PC or ABS that can be electroplated. Our innovative metallization process provides Marketing, Engineering, Purchasing… Departments with the opportunity to use more materials than ever before.

PP, Epoxy, PS, PA, PEEK, ABS and standard PC are part of the wide range of substrates that can be metallized thanks to our process Jet MetalTM.

Technical features

Subject to many constraints (frictions, corrosion, etc.), automobile decorative finishings need to endowed with technical features like no other.

That is why, Jet MetalTM guarantees a set of technical features:

PHYSICOCHEMICAL FEATURES (interior)

HOLDING

Adhesion YES
Customers’ solutions or given solutions resistance YES
Water resistanceYES
Humidity resistance YES
Thermal resistanceYES
Resistance to artificial sweat YES
Mechanical resistanceYES

PHYSICOCHEMICAL FEATURES (exterior)

HOLDING

Adhesion YES
Customers’ solutions or given solutions resistance YES
Water resistanceYES
Humidity resistance YES
Thermal resistanceYES
Resistance to artificial sweat YES
Mechanical resistanceYES