Automotive

The use of nonwovens has increased substantially in recent years. Today more than 40 automotive parts are made with nonwoven fabrics, from trunk liners and carpets to air and fuel filters. By building in the essential properties which are necessary for good performance and safety, nonwovens help reduce the weight of the car, enhance the comfort and aesthetics and provide advanced insulation, fire retardancy and resistance to water, fuels, extremes of temperature and abrasion.

Nonwovens are easy to handle during assembly. They are tailor-made for their function and can be heat-formed, embossed, lined, coated and printed.

In short they contribute to making cars safer, more attractive, longer-lasting, more cost-effective and more sustainable.

Due to their versatility and numerous benefits they are also widely used in the design and construction of other vehicles and transportation means – aeroplanes, trains, boats, spacecraft and satellites.


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Automotive Filtration
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Who supplies nonwovens for automotive applications?
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Some examples of where nonwovens are used

The interior

  • Headliner
    • Acoustic control
    • Face fabric
    • Insulation
  • Dashboard insulation
    • Acoustic control
    • Insulation
  • Carpets and flooring
    • Primary & secondary carpet backing
    • Carpet tufting and under padding
  • Seats
    • Upholstery
    • High strength seat reinforcement
    • Foam seat backing
    • Seat cover slip sheet
    • Pull strips
    • Spring covers
  • Interior trim
  • Cabin air filters
  • Airbags

The engine

  • Wheel housing
    • Acoustic control
  • Dashboard insulation
    • Acoustic control
    • Fire retardancy
  • Hood insulation
    • General insulation
  • Filtration
    • Transmission oil
    • Motor oil
  • Moulded bonnet liners
  • Heat shields

The boot

  • Parcel shelf
    • Cover material
    • Face fabric
  • Boot liners
  • Boot floor covering
  • Boot carpets
    • Secondary backing

General

  • Surface preparation wipes
  • Bonding agent

The advantages of using nonwovens

  • Superior strength and weight
  • Abrasion resistance
  • Thermal protection
  • Flame resistance acoustic insulation
  • Air filtration
  • Easily moulded and retains shape
  • Readily sewn, seamed, coated, dyed and laminated
Companies supplying products or services related to automotive

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