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  • Meeting directives, such as ELV REACh and RoHS continues to be essential requirements. QPS delivers on all of these needs. QPS complies with the conditions set forth in the ISO 9001: 2015.


    QPS helps automotive engineers to specify the right products in a sustainable world. The steady evolution of the program has enabled many global OEM’s to specify ever-higher performance standards and represents:

    • Approved applicators: Applying these products to a common audited standard ensures the same coating performance throughout the applicator base.
    • High performance: Exceeding the high demands for corrosion resistance and exceptionally consistent torque and tension characteristics.
    • Global consistency: Wherever ZinKlad, DecoKlad or XMAPP standards are applied, applicators know they are using the same high-performance products.

    What do we do?

    QPS flow chart

    We supply and develop QPS standards that meet and exceed OEM specifications. We validate applicators processes by conducting audits, carrying out inspections and testing the production output to make sure they meet pre-defined QPS standards and agreed technical requirements.

    We monitor and report results on a global scale to be able to service and continuously improve performance. 

    Why do we do what we do?

    We believe that we are able to assure a global consistent performance at a local level meeting the global OEM requirements with a select number of world class applicators.

    How do we do what we do?

    ESI Automotive has developed a unique Quality Performance System called QPS that tackles the challenges for high-performance automotive coatings. OEM’s can be confident that the same coatings and consistent performance are available worldwide.

In mold electronics displays

Car interior in-mold electronics

In-mold electronics (IME) is an enabler for increased electronic content, reduced complexity and reduced weight in vehicles

Electronics have long been an integral part of automotive design, with today's consumers expecting increased electronic content and capability within their vehicles. This trend opposes the drive to move away from fossil fuels and towards hybrid / electric vehicles which requires a reduction in weight.

Additionally, designers are looking for more complex 3D structures to create a modern cockpit experience and sustainability requirements also mean that there is pressure to reduce design complexity to reduce yield loss. When all factors are considered together, it is clear that new technologies are required to enable the integration of more electronics into vehicles. In-mold electronics (IME) is a key part of this evolution. By integrating the electronics into plastic parts, lighter thinner parts with more complex styling can be produced.

At ESI Automotive we offer a single information point for a variety of products throughout the IME stack from high performance 3D first surface films to formable electronic inks for creating circuit conductors and insulators and component attach solutions for completing the part’s functionality.

Our superior expertise acquired through a long history of supplying films and electronic solutions into the automotive market means we can provide design support services. Our extensive knowledge of both design and process capabilities combined with our industry leading QPS systems (XMAPP) will help you get your design right first time, reducing development time and costs.

Our state-of-the-art integrated technology allows you the design freedom to create parts which seamlessly integrate electronics into 3D injection molded parts for a wide variety of automotive applications.


Enabling freedom when designing, ESI Automotive provides 3D capability through high-performance hardcoated first surface XtraForm films. These films also allow integration of non-visual aids which can be critical to safety e.g. finger location channels.


We can offer you solutions to incorporate haptics into a design, including texturing liquids, capability to include small 3D features into the FIM process and a range of 2D films with different surface finishes for applications such as touchpads.


IME allows for increased functionality to be integrated into parts, reducing complexity of production. Lighting, touch functions including gesture control, capacitive switching and secret till lit capability can all easily be incorporated into designs.