Scratch-Resistant Surface Material for Commercial Vehicles

Benecke-Kaliko’s products keep the driver's cab looking good for longer.

Scratch-Resistant Surface Material for Commercial Vehicles
The ultra-scratch-resistant Decoject thin foil is a low-cost alternative to soft-painted injection-molded parts.

As a strong partner for the commercial vehicle industry, Benecke-Kaliko will be presenting ultra-scratch-resistant surface materials for commercial vehicle interiors at IAA 2016.

The highly scratch-resistant product Xpreshn Protect makes no concessions in the way it looks and feels. After all, hardness is not the crucial factor when it comes to scratch resistance, but the material's extreme elasticity. The innovative product can easily handle sharp objects. To all intents and purposes, this makes scratches a thing of the past and keeps the driver's cab looking good for longer. Instrument panels, door panels, and consoles – but also seat backs and cluster hoods – can likewise be covered with this material.

The Decoject material is scratch-resistant and, compared with painted injection-molded parts, is a cost-efficient alternative that offers a real upgrade to the interior. Changing decor is very easy, with plenty of variety and varied designs available. And with the foils, which are a mere 0.2 to 0.5 mm thin, the matter of changing colors is nowhere near the cumbersome process it is with an injection-molded surface, where, for every switch, the molding line first has to be completely emptied of material in the one color and then run in with material in the new color. With the new thin foil, the component can be continuously produced with the one back injection material, even when the surface design is changed. This saves time and means less scrap. The gloss level is adjusted with the foil to match the interior. There are practically no limits when it comes to decorative prints and effect coatings.

In addition, the Acella trim and upholstery material, available in a two-color design, is also on display at the booth, namely the low-cost, entry-level Acella Go and Acella Protect, which features superior material tear strength even at extremely low temperatures and is therefore particularly suitable for interior areas subject to a high degree of wear.

Scratch-Resistant Surface Material for Commercial Vehicles
Decoject offers a lot of variable designs. With the very thin foils which are a mere 0.2 to 0.5 mm thick, the matter of changing colors is nowhere near the cumbersome process it is with an injection-molded surface.


Scratch-Resistant Surface Material for Commercial Vehicles
The trim and upholstery materials from the Acella product family, which have been used in millions of vehicles, feature excellent wear properties.

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