Applied Decorative Graphics on Powertrain Components
|Publication Date:||1 November 2020|
This specification describes the requirements for engine component decorative graphics.
Note: Nothing in this standard supercedes applicable laws and regulations.
Note: In the event of conflict between the English and domestic language, the English language shall take precedence.
Materials shall be classified by Types to identify material construction and properties. Type A shall be hot stamp foils, and Type B shall be ink pad printing. Both, Type A and Type B, shall meet the specified criteria listed in Section 3.
Type A - Hot Stamp Foils.
Foils generally consist of a thin carrier strip of acetate, cellophane, or polyester film (depending on application), a release coat, a color, or metallized coat, and a sizing coat (adhesive). When applied to parts, such products are sometimes called hot stamped coatings or finishes, or just "hot stamps".
Type B - Ink Pad Printing.
Pad printing is generally accomplished by adding a graphic design to the substrate using an epoxy ink.
Where decorative graphics are desired on the powertrain.