Dacia has developed a simple but very effective idea to protect Sandero Stepway e Duster dai scratches daily: the two models are equipped with mass-dyed lower protections which are cheaper and more ecological to produce.
The protective ski are those pieces of plastic that are found under the front and rear bumpers: they serve to protect the underside of a vehicle in case of small daily bumps. In addition to protection, the skis also have an aesthetic function, helping to improve the look of the bumpers.
Faithful to its intelligent spirit and in search of the essential, Dacia, the queen of the Italian LPG car market, has decided to question the production method of skis, opting for dyed pieces. The reason is very simple: as explained by Sanam, Design Colors and Materials of the Renault Group, “If the skis are painted they will be damaged, while if they are dyed in the mass they last over time”.
The secret of Dacia lies in the production: the design of the protective skis of the new versions of the Sandero Stepway and Duster models present in the Dacia price list, is aimed at offering intelligent solutions to customers, always focusing on best relationship between quality and price but without sacrificing aesthetics. The goal is achieved by working on economic production processes that also take the ecological dimension into consideration.
Usually the production process of protection skis takes place in two phases: first we start by injecting polypropylene into a mold to give shape to the piece and then we proceed with painting or coating with another piece to give the skis an added aesthetic value.
Recently protagonist of a logo update to open a new chapter in its history, Dacia has decided to take another path, focusing on mass protection skis: thanks to this approach, the plastic material used, which constitutes the body of the piece , it is already colored. The color is unalterable, unlike the classic layers of paint.
The dyed skis are made with a single operation, theinjection of plastic material: this also favors a reduction in industrialization costs for the benefit of customers. Furthermore, from an ecological point of view, single-material pieces are easier to recycle than those composed of multiple materials.