Superior Industries International. has filed a patent for a vehicle wheel with a unique design featuring a multi-gloss paint finish. The wheel includes a face portion with spokes and a rim portion, each with different gloss levels, creating a visually appealing aesthetic. GlobalData’s report on Superior Industries International gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Smarter leaders trust GlobalData

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Superior Industries International, Carbon fibre wheels was a key innovation area identified from patents. Superior Industries International's grant share as of January 2024 was 56%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Vehicle wheel with multi-gloss paint finish

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Superior Industries International Inc

A recently filed patent (Publication Number: US20240010027A1) describes a vehicle wheel with a unique design. The wheel includes a face portion with a central portion defining a wheel axis and spokes extending outwardly, along with a rim portion interconnected by the spokes. The face and rim portions have different surfaces with varying gloss levels achieved through different paint finishes. The first surface has a paint finish with a gloss level between 80 and 100, while the second surface has a different paint finish with a gloss level between 10 and 70 or even 0 to 10. The transition between the two surfaces is carefully defined to create a visually appealing multi-gloss appearance.

The patent also outlines a method for coating such vehicle wheels to achieve the desired multi-gloss effect. The method involves coating the wheel with a first polymeric coating with a specific gloss rating, followed by applying a second polymeric coating with a different gloss rating over a portion of the first coating. This process results in the wheel having a multi-gloss appearance. Additional steps include curing the first coating before applying the second coating and using a mask to create a transition between the different gloss surfaces. The coatings can also be pigmented or dyed to enhance the visual effect of the multi-gloss appearance on the vehicle wheel. This innovative method provides a new way to customize and enhance the aesthetic appeal of vehicle wheels.

To know more about GlobalData’s detailed insights on Superior Industries International, buy the report here.

Premium Insights


The gold standard of business intelligence.

Blending expert knowledge with cutting-edge technology, GlobalData’s unrivalled proprietary data will enable you to decode what’s happening in your market. You can make better informed decisions and gain a future-proof advantage over your competitors.