As more and more people continue to purchase retail items online, Commercial vehicles, especially last mile delivery vehicles, are in hot demand. In fact, over the next 8 years, commercial vehicles are estimated to grow to over 8 million on the road.
Two of the biggest factors concerning manufacturers of these vehicles are payload and the vehicles aesthetics.
Payload will effect how many deliveries can be made in any given day and brands certainly don’t want to see rust or dents on their delivery vehicles as it may effect the perception of quality.
Traditional materials for exterior body paneling include Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic, Sheet Metal or Sheet Molding Compound. These tend to be a bit on the heavy side of materials and can thus effect payload.
Fortunately, there are alternative materials!
Imagine your vehicle looking just as beautiful 5 years from now as it did when it first rolled off the line.
THAT is how to maintain your brand!
Choosing Polyurethane Elastomer material WITH IN-MOLD PAINT for your next commercial vehicle body part project will keep your brand looking shiny and new for many years.
Because, not only are polyurethane elastomers an extremely resilient and flexible material, it can also be painted directly WITHIN the mold.
What’s so great about that?
In addition to eliminating the time, labor, cost and logistics associated with post-mold paint, the In-Mold Paint process bonds chemically to the polyurethane material which creates an extremely strong adhesion preventing…
Flaking Chipping Cracking Peeling And RUSTING!
…as the paint flexes with the part.
How does that work?
Put simply, paint is sprayed into the mold cavity before it closes for the injection process. The result is a near finished part (minus trimming) straight from the mold and ready to ship. 🙂
What are some applications?
In our experience, Polyurethane Elastomers are great for almost any commercial vehicle body cladding project like…
Front or Rear Fascias
The accumulation of dents, scratches and rust on your vehicle over time can damage the image of your brand.