SilFort TM Hardcoats: Making New Automotive Designs and Complex Sensor Integration a Reality

October 19, 2021
9:00AM-10:00AM EDT

Solving Complex Challenges with Innovative Hardcoats

Today's automotive industry is changing rapidly towards electrification and autonomous driving. These trends will create new areas on exterior surfaces of automobiles for designers to rethink the vehicle's appearance. For example, new front-end modules could reshape the brand image for electric vehicles, which no longer need a front grille to cool the combustion engine. During the webinar, we will present solutions to use hardcoated polycarbonate panels to create high quality front-end modules with excellent optical appearance. Additionally, we will talk about the challenges of sensor integration for future mobility (specifically LiDAR) to enable the autonomous function over the lifetime of the vehicle and Momentive's approach to meet new requirements.

What You'll Learn: 

  • While the current hardcoat formulations provide an industry benchmark for protecting polycarbonate for exterior parts, they have proven challenging to process in some application. We will present the latest information about the processing of thermal hardcoats in modern industrial coating lines.

  • We will be discussing Momentive's approach to adapt the spray method to increasingly demanding shapes in automotive exterior applications. You'll meet our expert advisors, and learn about our innovative product portfolio.

Our Panel of Experts


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Dr. Andreas Haeuseler
Andreas Haeuseler is a global marketing manager for automotive lighting and exterior applications in the Momentive Coatings segment. Trained as a chemist, his journey in lighting began in 2005 with the development of tailored coating formulations for plastic surfaces with long-term durability and their realization in an industrial process. With the technical expertise and market knowledge as a background, Andreas works today with OEMs and Tiers to advance the field of automotive exterior applications.
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Thomas Keck, Application Development Engineer - Coatings
Thomas holds a master's degree in polymer chemistry and has worked as an application development engineer with Momentive for 16 years. Assisting customers with transferring Momentive's hardcoat products from a liquid into a structured layer has always been the passion of Thomas Keck. In the previous 15 years he held different roles at an automotive tier1 with equipment- and surface technology related projects.

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