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Metallic-colored materials that eliminate painting to lower costs and reduce environmental impact Metallic coloration

Summary

  • The use of metallic coloration to impart a sense of sophistication and luxury is ubiquitous in modern product manufacturing. Typical methods for imparting metallic finishes to products involve painting or plating processes.
  • However, such approaches are costly due to the multiple processing steps they require, and have the additional drawback of polluting the environment through the use of solvents at various stages.
  • Asahi Kasei recommends our TENACTM-C ZM413 metallic-colored polyacetal copolymer to eliminate painting steps from your production process.

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What is metallic coloration?

The use of metallic coloration to impart a sense of sophistication and luxury is ubiquitous in modern product manufacturing.

 

Typical methods for imparting metallic finishes to products involve painting or plating processes. However, such approaches are costly due to the multiple processing steps they require, and have the additional drawback of polluting the environment through the use of solvents at various stages.

 

To address these difficulties, Asahi Kasei has developed a novel manufacturing technology in which metallic materials are blended with resins to impart a lustrous metallic sheen.

Asahi Kasei’s Recommended Solutions

TENAC™-C ZM413 polyacetal copolymer

Asahi Kasei recommends our TENAC™-C ZM413 metallic-colored polyacetal copolymer to eliminate painting steps from your production process.

Polyacetal, also known as polyoxymethylene (POM), features excellent mechanical properties, sliding behavior, and chemical resistance, and is used for many structural components and internal components.

 

Our TENAC™-C ZM413 is metallic-colored POM copolymer with physical properties and weather resistance equivalent to those of standard weather-resistant grades. This material also complies with various automotive OEM regulations restricting the emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) for materials intended for use in automobile interiors.

Advantage 1: Beautiful product designs.

These products are available in a wide range of color variations, and we have developed high-brightness and high-luster versions as well.

Advantage 2: Low emission of VOCs.

The physical properties and weather resistance of these products are equivalent to those of standard weather-resistant grades, and they also comply with various automotive OEM regulations restricting the emission of VOCs for materials intended for use in automobile interiors (VDA275<2 ppm).

Features of TENAC-C ZM413

Advantage 3: Lower costs and reduced environmental impact.

Typical methods for imparting metallic finishes to products involve painting or plating the surfaces of base resins. Such approaches are costly due to the multiple processing steps they require, and have the additional drawback of polluting the environment through the use of solvents at various stages.

 

Asahi Kasei recommends to choose TENACTM-C ZM413 which may eliminate these drawbacks by omitting painting steps from your production process.


We would like to talk to you about Asahi Kasei’s TENAC™-C ZM413 metallic-colored polyacetal copolymer. Please contact us to ask any questions, discuss any concerns, and request samples.

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