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„For many vehicle manufacturers, autonomous driving is the transportation mode of the future par excellence.”
Head of Automotive Coatings Product Evaluation
This technology places special demands on the painting of attachments and the pigments used for them. Conventional metal pigments absorb or reflect radar rays and thus dampen the radar radiation above certain pigment concentrations.
It was therefore long assumed that the established full silver tones would no longer be feasible for autonomous vehicles due to their comparatively high pigmentation with metal pigments.
ECKART is the first effect pigment manufacturer worldwide to present a product solution.
The combination of selected ECKART metallic pigments with the innovative pigments of SYMIC OEM Opaque Silver achieves highly attractive silver shades with low damping. The pearlescent pigments of the SYMIC OEM Opaque Silver series have been specially tailored to the needs of radar transparency and EMI shielding.
The metallic look and flop of an aluminum pigment are combined with the functional properties and radar transparency of a pearlescent pigment. By combining these two characteristics, the novel pigments are perfectly suited for use in radar-transparent systems.
For some time now, ECKART has been working on the reproduction of highly brilliant full silver tones by mixing aluminum pigments with SYMIC OEM Opaque Silver.
Use the unique advantage of getting the metallic and pearlescent pigments from ECKART from a single source, especially for autonomous driving. We would be happy to advise you individually on the development of color tones with our effect pigments.
We could only use similar competitive products for the comparison, which have a color shift to bluish or brownish and a lower metallic effect. In contrast to SYMIC OEM Opaque Silver, no competitive product with weather treatment is available. Comparison of opacity (max. 100%), brightness, flop, and D50 of four pigments with each other, with the same layer thickness: