Textile Advances in the Automotive Industry

Textile Advances in the Automotive Industry

1st Edition - October 20, 2008

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  • Editor: R Shishoo
  • eBook ISBN: 9781845695040

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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.

Key Features

  • Provides an in-depth review of recent advances in the design and development of automotive textiles
  • Comprehensively examines the automotive textile industry covering key requirements, the supply chain, fabrics and recycling
  • Addresses important safety considerations in automotive textiles including airbags and tyres


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

Table of Contents

  • 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.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 384
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2008
  • Published: October 20, 2008
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9781845695040

About the Editor

R Shishoo

Professor Roshan Shishoo is Director of Shishoo Consulting, Sweden, and former Director of the Swedish Institute for Polymers and Fibres (IFP). A Honorary Fellow of the Textile Institute, he has over 40 years' experience in textile research and development, and is an active member of many scientific organisations and committees.

Affiliations and Expertise

Shishoo Consulting, Sweden

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