Suzuki Motor Corporation has won the ‘Contribution Prize’ of the 49th Ichimura Prizes in Industry hosted by the New Technology Development Foundation, Japan for the ‘Development of resin material with superb appearance and application to pre-coloured interior parts’.
Suzuki developed a bio-polycarbonate resin material that satisfies requirements like high-gloss surface appearance and durability to sunlight, heat, and impact, to be used for car parts that need to be especially high in quality.
Suzuki Motor Corp says the prize-winning resin material helps embellish car interior parts by combining it with technologies of material pre-colouring and structure design.
The new technology realises pre-coloured components with a high-quality glossy surface which is comparable to that of painted parts. It also contributes in suppressing environmental load such as reduction of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) compared to painted parts.
Suzuki says it is widely adopting this technology for interior parts including the audio garnish of the all-new Swift hatchback.