CCM applies a uniform, scratchproof, transparent coating to walnut or other wood veneers used as decor elements in luxury vehicles. A very thin layer of PU is flow moulded over the parts in the mould.
The clear coat molding (CCM) process, where wood parts are coated with transparent polyurethane (PU) to attain outstanding visual characteristics.
Faceplate for an instrument panel manufactured using clear coat molding
Photo: KraussMaffei Group
Designo paintwork uses a multi-layer process and an ultra-durable nano-technology clear coat embedded with tiny ceramic particles. designo Magno paints feature a matte topcoat that helps resist environmental damage.
BASF has the right paint for high-quality wood interior trim. Incidentally, for this BASF use the same paint as is used for grand pianos.
The basis of the piano coating is unsaturated polyester resins, which at BASF Coatings are condensed from alcohols and acids at 200°C. As with a cake batter, the paint producer gradually adds color pigments and additives to the resins. The additives ensure that the liquid paint does not sag when it is applied to vertical surfaces, such as the body of the piano. They also influence how quickly the paint gels and ultimately hardens.