International has just announced the availability of
a new urethane-based, embossed decorative film: Dorrie
DF™, designed to be used in place of embossed TPVs.
It offers excellent weatherablity and permanent, thermally
stable embossing. Stain-resistant
and impervious to common process oils, this environmentally
friendly product contains no PVC and eliminates the
need to store additional resins or adhesives.
DF is intended for use in a variety of interior
or exterior automotive applications, including inner
door seals, interior or exterior door belt molding
and in-mold decoration. It is competitive in price
to textured/embossed TPVs. Costs are further reduced
because no secondary processes are required.
Dorrie DF is available in a variety of custom colors
and is furnished in ready-to-use sheets or as custom-slit
tape on rolls. A leather texture is standard, but
other textures and even a smooth gloss finish are
options. Dorrie DF is available with a choice of
polymeric backings suitable for bonding to EPDM,
TPOs, TPVs, ABS and Polycarbonate.
click here for more information and technical test
data on Dorrie DF Film.