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5/16/2016 through 2/23/2016

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     1. Interior Panels

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1. Interior Panels  

“Vehicle interior panels, such as door panels, dashboard panels, instrument panels, and headliner panels, are often formed from of a thermoplastic sheet. A grain or other texture is sometimes formed in the show surface (i.e., the exposed surface of the eventual panel that can be observed by a vehicle occupant) to provide enhanced aesthetics, such as to simulate leather. A coating may be applied to the show surface of the thermoplastic sheet and to raised portions of individual granules of the grained surface in a so-called tipping process to enhance the appearance of the surface, and in some cases to furnish surface qualities like softness and matte. The coating can be a gloss, paint, or other material. In some applications, the thermoplastic sheet is formed to its product shape by a positive thermoforming process, in which the thermoplastic sheet is heated and the side of the sheet opposite the show surface is brought into contact with a thermoforming tool surface to form the thermoplastic sheet to the desired shape. Such positive thermoforming processes can limit the sharpness or definition of features formed in the show surface.”   

Nowik and Nimmergut, US Patent 9,266,277 (2/23/2016)

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