Coating manufacturer Leonhard Kurz, Fürth, Germany, has developed a process for combining IMD with PUR technology.
In this process, called IMD PUR, plastic parts are decorated during injection molding by means of in-mold decorating and then overflooded with PUR (polyurethane) within the same clamping unit. This produces sophisticated designs under a crystal clear, high-gloss surface. PUR layer thicknesses of between 0.3 and 15 mm can be created that exhibit a marked depth effect.
Besides a glossy glass appearance, the PUR coating also provides a high level of surface protection. The decoration remains intact when subjected to scratches or stone impact.
For more information, visit www.leonhard-kurz.com.