Central console, dashboard and door panels are the most interaction places in a car.
For this reason, great importance is given to the tactile sensations: automotive players are always looking for soft and pleasant materials, with a nice-looking glossy surface.
Cannon provides different equipment to supply central console and dashboard production process:
- high pressure dosing machines for polyurethane: ideal to backfoam the skin of dashboards, with a thin layer of flexible foam. The foam keeps the skin glued to the structure of the dashboard and gives to it a proper “soft touch” feeling.
- thermoforming machines can form the skin even to the most sophisticated shapes.
- high pressure machines for RIM coating can add glossy surfaces to the inserts for dashboard or central console: this elements are positioned into a mould in which a transparent bicomponent polyurethane, previously mixed in high pressure, is injected. The resulting transparent lacquer protects wood from wear and sun rays, and gives the piece a very elegant shiny look.