The floating island bezel is highlighted by a piano black surface accented by ambient lighting at the edge of the bezel; compliments of light emitting diode (LED) light piping in a soft ruby red glow to create a distinctive floating appearance. SABIC CYCOLOY polycarbonate/
“This project was a great opportunity to expand our ongoing relationships with Chrysler Group and Mitchell Plastics, while also contributing to the execution of an interior design that has received such high critical acclaim,” said V. Umamaheswaran (UV), director of marketing, Automotive, Innovative Plastics. “We are pleased to have assisted in the design and production of this breakthrough ambient lighting solution, which promises to attract plenty of attention from potential customers.”
High Performance, Design Flexibility
SABIC’s materials featuring molded-in color can help reduce system costs while providing rich aesthetics. By avoiding the costs of secondary painting operations, molded-in color can save an estimated $1 to $3 per part. In addition, a paint-free approach supports sustainability by eliminating the release of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the atmosphere.
SABIC engineers worked with Chrysler and Mitchell Plastics throughout the full gamut of product development functions to bring the application to fruition. The SABIC team first worked on the concept feasibility with designers and engineers at Chrysler, then with the team at Mitchell for final design, material selection and production supply.
In addition to the floating island bezel, SABIC materials were used in the forward and rear/signal exterior lighting, front grilles, exterior trim and tank flap of the 2013 Dodge Dart.
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