Textiles in Automotive Engineering


  • W Fung, Collins and Aikman Automotive Fabrics, UK
  • J M Hardcastle, Consultant, UK

This book presents a comprehensive treatment of both functional and decorative textiles used in the automotive industry including seat covers, headliners, airbags, seat belts and tyres. Written in a clear, concise style it explains material properties and the way in which they influence manufacturing processes as well as providing practical production details.

The subject treatment cuts across the disciplines of textile chemistry, fabric and plastics technology and production engineering. Environmental effects and recycling are also covered. It is aimed at the design and process engineer in industry as well as researchers in universities and colleges. Quality engineers will also benefit from the book's sections on identifying problems and material limitations.
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Design and process engineers in industry


Book information

  • Published: November 2000
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-85573-493-7

Table of Contents

Interior design; Fabric structures and production methods; Yarn and fabric processing; Quality assurance and testing; Product engineering - interior trim; Other textile applications; Automotive textiles and the environment; Textiles in other forms of transportation; Future development and outlook.