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Wrap up your car!

VESTANAT® H12MDI leads to superior properties of finished products in the plastic foil industries.

“I got a brand new car and I'm feeling good...” Not only famous British rockband “The Rolling Stones” enjoys the experience of owning and driving a new car. Every year, around 63.4 million new passenger cars are sold around the world. In the European Union (EU) alone, 9.9 million new vehicles were sold in 2020, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA). 

There is probably no owner of a car fresh from the factory, who is not delighted by the shiny paint and perfect surface of his new purchase. But unfortunately, the immaculate surface is mostly of short duration. From the first kilometer, stone chips, bird droppings, and other hazards could cause damage to the automotive's coating. At the latest, when the car should be resold or a leased car has to be returned, damages in the paintwork can reduce the value of the vehicle significantly. But there is no need for panic. The solution is: Wrap up your car! Car wrapping foils are like a second skin to the car and protect the paint against scratches and environmental contaminants.

Here, the main material for best protection comes from Evonik: VESTANAT® H12MDI, a colorless, low viscosity liquid developed by Evonik's Crosslinkers Business Line for the synthesis of light stable and weathering resistance thermoplastic polyurethanes, makes scratches in car paint a thing of the past. How does this work? It's because VESTANAT® H12MDI makes car wrapping foils chemical resistant against aggressive agents like acid rain, bird droppings, and gritting salt on the roads. The innovative crosslinker also ensures UV and heat stability on a high level, for example when a car stands in the blazing sun all day. The cherry on the cake: VESTANAT® H12MDI makes foils “heal” small scratches themselves by thermal energy like sunlight. The “healing process” can also be accelerated by pouring hot water over the damaged area - and the car's paint looks like the first day over years. So enjoy the driving pleasure. Evonik takes care of the rest.


Crosslinkers - Creating Marketable and Intelligent Solutions

Mechanical strength, durability, chemical resistance and excellent color stability and adhesion properties – Evonik´s business line Crosslinkers offers tailor-made solutions for customers all over the world. As a raw material supplier, we have a profound understanding of the needs of our customers and their unique markets. Our range of products and expertise generates added value in a number of areas: from coatings and adhesives to civil engineering, high-performance elastomers and composites.


VESTANAT® H12MDI leads to superior properties of finished products in the plastic foil industries.


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