In times of pandemic, even the technical requirements of leathers are destined to undergo some changes. “We expect repercussions connected with the new requirements of sanitising the environments – explains GSC Group -. The needs of future consumers will be oriented towards ‘health features’ and also car interiors will be subjected to deeper cleaning activities”.
Here then is OXY CAR HP, the new series of pigments specifically designed by GSC Group for the automotive sector, with particular attention to the solidity of the ethyl alcohol based finishes. “This exceptional resistance to alcohol ensures that the pigments used to finish off leather car interiors do not lose their colour after repeated cleaning”, explains the Venetian chemical-tanning company.
More in general, matching the colours of the various components without generating metamerism is one of the most difficult challenges in the production of leathers for automative interior. The OXY CAR HP range contains a wide choice of excellent quality tones, both opaque and semi-transparent. This makes it possible to correctly reproduce the spectral curve of a large number of colours. Furthermore metallic, glass effect and interference pigments allow you to create any special fashion effect. Currently, the market for finishing products offers an enormous quantity of different binders and auxiliaries, and it is not unusual to observe some incompatibilities that can generate problems in reproducing the desired shade. “Our pigments are designed to reduce these problems, whatever the binder used. We guarantee a colour consistency from one batch to another, which is rather unique for the sector. This enables customers to speed up the production process, minimising the corrections of the colour mixes”, says GSC Group. Requirements from car brands are the most diverse in terms of specifications, tolerances and instrument use. For this reason, the GSC technical service uses spectrophotometers of various brands and geometries for the sampling phase, in order to align with the instrumentation in the possession of various customers. In conclusion, the pigments that make up this new line have been selected among the best available in terms of chemical-physical solidity, consistency and ecological profile.