In most cases where real wood can be seen in the form of fine veneers in car
interiors the substrate is of laminated wood. For two reasons. On the one
hand there is an important marketing aspect with regard to the used-car
regulation that requires type-specific materials disposal. On the other hand
there is the requirement that at any given temperature rise the substrate should
exhibit nearly the same expansion as the natural veneer so that the veneer will
not come off the substrate.
It is in this respect that a problem solution using ARBOFORM® offers substantial technical advantages.
The use of injection moulding as a very straight-forward method eliminates the
need for time-consuming and costly machining of laminated wood shapes. The
identical coefficient of thermal expansion of ARBOFORM® and the
natural wood makes ARBOFORM® an ideal substrate for veneering wood.
Which means that even with temperature variations between -30°C and +90°C there
is no risk of delamination.
Given its pleasing natural mottled surface together with its warm wood feel ARBOFORM® lends itself for use in visible areas in the automobile.