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Textile Advances in the Automotive Industry

Automotive textiles represent one of the most valuable international markets for technical textiles. Textile advances in the automotive industry provides an in-depth review of the design and development of automotive textiles and the recent advances made in technical textiles for a variety of automotive applications.

Part one discusses issues such as automotive textile requirements from a car producer’s perspective, mapping the automotive textile supply chain, advances in textile fabrics including nonwoven fabrics, and recycling issues. Part two focuses on automotive interiors with chapters on performance and style of interior textiles, materials and design for car seats, and the reduction of interior noise in vehicles. Part three discusses the important safety applications of automotive textiles, including airbags and tyres. Part four concludes by assessing how textiles can be used in automotive bodywork.

With its distinguished editor and a team of contributors from both academia and industry, this book is an essential reference for a broad spectrum of readers, ranging from scientists, designers, product development staff to company strategists.

Designers; Product development staff; Company strategists in the automotive industry

Hardbound, 384 Pages

Published: October 2008

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-84569-331-2


  • Part 1 General: Requirements for automotive textiles - A car producer’s view; Mapping the automotive textile supply chain; Woven and knitted fabrics used in automotive interiors; Nonwovens used in automobiles; Recycling of automotive textiles. Part 2 Automotive interiors: Design of automotive interior textiles; Three-dimensional textiles and nonwovens for polyurethane foam substitution in car seats; Physiologically optimized car seats; Smart textiles in automotive interiors; Reducing noise in automotive interiors; Leather and coated textiles in automotive interiors. Part 3 Safety applications of automotive textiles: Technical developments and market trends of automotive airbags; Key technology developments in textiles for use in automotive tires. Part 4 Use of textiles in automotive bodywork: Textile structures for load-bearing applications in automobiles; Textiles composites for automotive structural components.


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