The Challenge: A non domestic auto supplier discovered a failure mode during cold cycle testing, which would have prevented the launch of a new truck, just two months before the deadline. In cold weather, ice buildup would cause the rear lift gate from working properly. In need of a quick and cost efficient solution, they turned to the DECC Company.

The Solution: DECC applied a low cure phenolic resin with PTFE release properties with an electrostatic coating application to the various latch components.

The Result: The coating DECC determined as the best solution created a hydroscopic condition that prevented ice from sticking to the plated surfaces of the latch components, ultimately allowing the rear lift gate to function the same in all atmospheric conditions. But most importantly, DECC’s quick thinking and prompt response allowed the program to be launched on time.