PLASTIC INJECTION MOULDING
01 – SURFACE FINISHING
Electrolytic chromium plating
Thanks to our technical knowledge and expertise, which is at the forefront of environmental and sustainable aspects, we are able to offer an innovative chromium-free electroplating/galvanising solution, which we call “Chrome Free”. The Dourdin Group has electrolytic chromium plating lines equipped for “Chrome Free”, validated by REACH, in Portugal and 2022 in Turkey.
This single solution, already referenced by some OEMs, is becoming the new standard.
Our chemical R&D has enabled us, for many years, to offer a wide range of finishes from matt, glossy or satin surfaces to numerous colour shades. These shades range from the classic “mirror” metallic shine to darker or smoky intensities.
The technical expertise of the Dourdin group allows us to offer our customers customised metallic shades and aspects with anti-fingerprint treatment; but also selective chromium plating using various processes (to favour lighting or create a real 3D textured aspect). This technology responds perfectly to sustainable development thanks to 100% recycling (by separating the metals which will be recovered and the plastic which will be reground and reinjected)
Paint & Varnish Coating
Our two new generations of painting lines for plastic parts, equipped with technologies to make the painting process environmentally friendly, allow us to meet the expectations of our most demanding customers.
Our paint lines operate with six-axis robots to apply water-based or solvent-based paints. Equipped with CO2 cleaning, we apply up to 3 layers of paint, from primer to colour, fully automatically with high repeatability and process stability. The varnish is there to protect the surfaces but also to offer the designer different metallic shades.
Our Cast-forming™ technology (TOM process) offers our customers endless decorating possibilities while keeping the same molded parts. Perfectly suited to large volumes but also to special editions/series, this technology is environmentally friendly.
Cast Forming™ is a complementary and/or alternative process to decorating plastic parts. As a developer and producer of plastic films, the Dourdin Group is constantly developing new products for its customers that can be applied to recycled and bio-sourced materials, etc.
Decorations in the IMD mould
With 60 years of experience, trained teams and a wide range of technological decoration processes: from screen printing to digital printing and using high-tech forming technologies (Thermoforming, Niebling), we can offer the most suitable IMD (Insert Molding Decoration) solutions.
Innovative films combined with functional surfaces and state-of-the-art injection moulding processes enable us to meet our customers’ requirements. From design to production, we are at your side.
06 – assembly
assembly of components
Whether for large volumes or small series, the Dourdin Group can develop flexible solutions and produce products quickly and meet all your assembly needs.
We have developed fully automatic production lines with staples, clips, double-sided adhesive foams, but also with integrated welding and control to ensure a high level of quality. The result is cost-effective and streamlined assembly work of the highest quality