Method for casting multicolored parts for automotive interior applications

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6524509
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09639727

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The present invention relates to an apparatus/method for making a joint line in a plastic article comprising the steps of providing a mold having a mold surface, providing a gasket in the mold wherein the gasket defines first and second mold spaces, and molding a layer of a plastic material within one of the mold first and second mold spaces. In addition, during molding, the gasket is laterally moved relative to the mold surface in a direction towards that mold space containing the plastic material to therein form a distinct joint line. In alternative embodiment, a method is disclosed herein for making a molded two-colored article comprising the steps of providing a mold having a mold surface, providing a gasket in the mold wherein the gasket defines first and second mold spaces, followed by the molding a layer of a first colored material within one of the mold first and second mold spaces, wherein the first colored material comprises a charge of plastic microspheres having an outside diameter in the range of 0.007' to 0.040', and removing the gasket and molding a layer of a second colored material.

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COLLINS & ALKMAN PROUCTS CO350 STEPHENSON HWY TROY MI 48083

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Farrington, Stephen D Kingston, NH 6 60
Gray, John Union, NH 51 1176
Shope, Gene Barrington, NH 2 31

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