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Ford Motor Company for partnership with BASF Corporation

Mold in Color High Touch, High Gloss Black Interior Door Switch Bezels

Ford came to BASF wanting an alternative to paint for interior high gloss trim, having seen the attractive frames of flat screen TVs. That led BASF to recruit the above named team that eventually interacted daily to overcome the hurdles of developing a new resin and production process for a more complex shape in the harsh physical environment of a high-contact application. Along the way they developed and met a new scratch resistance test. Meanwhile, the part appearance requirements drove improvements to the die thermal control technologies, impellers and production process protocols. These five suppliers are deeply appreciative of Ford's partnership, without which this innovation could not have succeeded.