Versatile Surface Finishes With Tactile Textures by IMD and IML
Unique coating and printing technology creates excellent natural finishes with tactile textures to achieve effects like natural wood, fabric-like patterns and soft-touch.
The desire for connection and tactile feeling is stronger then ever –
With the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are feeling what is referred to as “touch deprivation” – missing the feeling of connectedness which is further driving the need for a sense of comfort and tactile feeling in the products around us.
How can we increase the tactile expression in our products? Using NISSHA’s In Mold Decoration (IMD) and In Mold Labeling (IML) technologies, we can provide designs including tactile touch features – including “Soft”, “Smooth” and “Grippy” feel. Achieving realistic appearances like fabric, wood grains, and technical geometric designs are possible. We can utilize many molding tooling textures, haptic coatings – like soft touch (baby touch), super matte (smooth), rubber touch, and pair them with graphic patterns to create expressions like realistic leather, concrete, fabric, stone, and more.
Closely resembling real fabrics like linen and denim, IMD + tooling texture can express realistic surface finishes.
Often selected for mobility interior finisher parts, NISSHA’s open pore wood grains create a beautiful impression of wood appearance using our Type P process with AlphaMatte finish.
Tactile finishes can also be combined with touch switch technologies to add functions seamlessly to your products. Suitable applications include: mobility, consumer lifestyle products, and more.