DaimlerChrysler is using Soliant Fluorex® paint film on trim components for the new Mercedes C-Class. Both the roofing strips and greenbelt moldings are extruded with the paint film, giving the trim components a high-gloss black appearance combined with durability and style.

DaimlerChrysler is using Soliant Fluorex® paint film on trim components for the new Mercedes C-Class. Both the roofing strips and greenbelt moldings are extruded with the paint film, giving the trim components a high-gloss black appearance combined with durability and style. The technical advantages of the paint film for this application include good chemical resistance, high UV resistance, high gloss in combination with very good values of short wave and superior scratch resistance.

Scherer Trier based in Michelau, Germany is the tier-1 supplier that provides the greenbelt moldings. The roofing strips are supplied by Silvatrim based in Monaco.

"Using Fluorex paint film on the trim components enables us to provide added value by improving part performance," said Volker Heinel, head of Marketing for Kunststoff-Technik Scherer & Trier. "Among others we are using this technology to produce complicated extruded profiles with a body-color finish in a cost effective way.”

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