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Aesthetic finishing parts for the automotive sector: bumper parts

At OSF we manufacture bumper parts such as covers, parking sensor brackets and grilles, with degrees of texturization required by our customers.

What is the purpose of a vehicle bumper?

The bumper is a part of a vehicle's body that is located at the front and rear and its main purpose is to absorb impacts in the event of a collision, thus protecting other parts of the car and, most importantly, the occupants. 

In the past, bumpers were usually made of metal, but nowadays most modern vehicles use bumpers and their components made of reinforced plastics to improve safety and reduce vehicle weight.

In addition to their importance in safety, bumpers are an important aesthetic component.

Manufacturers use a variety of techniques, such as injection molding and special coating such as texturing or painting to achieve high quality aesthetic finishes to meet the design requirements of the final product.

Bumper: Technical materials

Modern vehicle bumpers are typically made from a combination of materials including glass fiber reinforced plastics, thermoplastic polymers such as polypropylene and polyethylene

These materials are selected for their ability to absorb impacts and recover their original shape, thus contributing to safety and protection in the event of a collision.

The choice of materials depends on several factors, such as strength requirements, weight, cost and safety regulations

In addition, the combination of different materials allows manufacturers to design bumpers that are effective in absorbing energy and comply with vehicle safety regulations. 

Aesthetic bumper finishing: texturing and painting

Texturing is a process by which the surface of a material, such as plastic, is given a specific texture in order to improve its appearance and functionality. 

In the case of aesthetically finished plastic parts in the automotive industry, texturing is used to create surfaces with different degrees of roughness, patterns or reliefs that can simulate materials such as leather, metal or wood.

This process is important to achieve an attractive visual appearance and to provide pleasant tactile sensations on the interior and exterior components of vehicles. 

Bumper painting is a fundamental process in vehicle manufacturing, as it contributes not only to the aesthetic appearance, but also to the protection and durability of the part. 

The painting process can include several stages, such as surface preparation, primer application, undercoating and clear coating.

In the case of plastic bumpers, it is crucial to use special techniques and paints designed to adhere effectively to this material. 

In addition, bumper painting must take into account factors such as material flexibility and abrasion resistance to ensure that the paint remains intact over time.

At OSFplastic we manufacture bumper parts such as covers, parking sensor brackets and grilles, with degrees of texturization required by our customers.

In addition we also manufacture parts that are subsequently painted, for this it is important to take into account:

  • Cleaning to avoid contamination and damage to the surface.
  • Careful handling so as not to damage the appearance of the exposed surfaces.
  • Specific conditioning, so that the parts are not damaged before being painted or mounted on the bumper.
  • Quality control of the finish to meet the requirements of our customers.

IATF 16949 Certification

Since 2010 we have had the IATF 16949 certification.

Annually, we undergo audits to ensure the permanence of this certification, as well as to guarantee efficiency and continuous improvement.

OSF Company TIER 2 

With a history of more than 28 years as a Tier 2 company, at OSF we specialize in the manufacture of a wide range of automotive components.

If you would like to know more about us, please do not hesitate to contact us.