Color, material and finish (CMF) reports and toolkits inspire strategic design
New tools help designers shape the future with CMF
Our brochures give designers an inside look at upcoming CMF trends in color, pattern and texture across the automotive and the electronics, electrical and appliances industries.
For example, as sustainable consumerism continues to grow, the automotive industry is incorporating this trend in product designs by increasing the use of recycled plastics, reducing energy consumption and carbon footprints, and more. Most advanced plastics with recycled content are produced in black or grey—making black the new green.
The brochures highlight materials with natural texture, aesthetics and rich details, which deliver added comfort and relaxation. All color information in the brochures is described using the RAL color standard.
We are a leading material supplier, but our value goes beyond providing the materials alone. Through this cooperation with Chris, we look forward to inspiring more collaborators to create and realize aesthetic, efficient and inspiring designs, ultimately providing added value to our customers.
Covestro offers a combination of expertise that spans materials and industries. This cooperation is a perfect opportunity for us to broaden our market scope and expand how materials are applied in the design process.
Color and design expertise with a global footprint
With world-class color development and a team of in-house designers, we can help customers better engage consumers through CMF design—thanks to the visual, tactile, haptic, mechanical, aesthetic and functional properties of polycarbonates.
Our intention in conducting CMF trend research and analysis is to inspire and collaborate with designers in various industries. Besides, as a material company, we have the capability to transfer design trends into materials with the possibilities to bring ideas to life!
New trends in automotive will present challenges that require new CMF solutions. Covestro is the perfect partner for OEMs that need inspiration in combining high-tech materials with aesthetic appeal.
We are leaders where polycarbonate meets light, color, and texture surface. Our materials offer unique solutions to future automotive applications.
- Inspiration: The trend brochures help designers uncover new ways to apply CMF.
- Flexibility: Polycarbonate has a high degree of flexibility to adapt to the CMF trend.
- Functionality: Polycarbonate can achieve functionality while presenting creative visual effects.