"As a leading company in process chemicals for leather, coatings and other substrates for the automotive industry, we know what counts for car manufacturers. Our new Center of Excellence for Automotive is equipped with state-of-the-art testing and pilot equipment for Elastomer coatings. Emphasizing recent industry trends and addressing technical challenges, our automotive elastomer coatings feature the most technically advanced polymers in the world. In-house polymer development has allowed our formulators to utilize the latest advancements in resin technology to develop RelcaSil™: coatings with unrivaled haptics, low gloss and superior noise performance," says Mel Micham, Global Market Manager Automotive Elastomer & Plastic Coatings at Stahl.
Being the market leader in high performance coatings for dynamic applications, Stahl developed the next generation of weatherstrip coatings. The RelcaSil products do not contain any toxic classified substances and offer the leading performance OEMs are used to. The latest innovative RelcaSil additions are water-based, NMP-free, NEP-free and single component. Utilizing next generation silicone technology, RelcaSil offers exceptionally versatile coating solutions with best-in-class noise characteristics, soft touch and unrivaled cost performance. The luxurious haptics go hand in hand with squeak and itch performance and friction reduction. The secret lies in the implementation of innovative solutions.
RelcaSil is the outcome of years of dedicated research and unremitting developments. As always, Stahl worked closely together with partners and customers by the premise “think global, act local”. The high quality results are exactly what the American, European and Asian markets are looking for. Thorough testing in one of Stahl’s Centers of Excellence for Automotive is key. With RelcaSil the highest standards of OEMs are met: premium performance without traditional constraints.
"We are steps ahead of our competition in the field of coatings. RelcaSil is another fine example endorsing this," Micham continues. “By combining knowledge, dedication and engineering power in RelcaSil, excellent noise performance, unrivaled haptics and a low gloss are achieved thanks to advanced silicone and polymer combinations. Easy to use, durable and sustainable.”