Textiles are an indispensable factor in the manufacture of all kinds of vehicles. Consequently, Mobiltech is one of the biggest fields of application for technical textiles. In the manufacture of cars alone, textiles have numerous different applications: seats, ceilings, door panelling and carpets. Even a single seat has several layers with different materials – a cover fabric as well as a layer of foam or fleece for upholstery. In addition, seats can be equipped with technical textiles which are for instance tough and abrasion resistant, depending on the specific requirements. Bus and train seats for instance can be reinforced with a combination of scrim and textile to protect them against vandalism. These textiles are generally made of polyester which is characterised by high strength.
Textiles for the different applications in car interiors are laminated directly before rolling and packing. A fast handling strength of the laminated textiles is often required for immediate downline processing.
Therefore, high-performance adhesives play an essential role in the laminating process of these textile compounds. Reactive PUR hot melts meet highest demands: These adhesives are characterised by short cycle times, high compound strength while also providing a wide range of adhesion to different substrates, and high UV resistance. Textiles are often thin and translucent and therefore a yellowing of the adhesive dots is not acceptable. In addition, the adhesives have to meet high requirements regarding durability in changing climate tests, as well as the fogging and VOC values applicable to the car.
The products listed only represent a limited selection of the available product portfolio. Product availability might differ by region. The technical data, characteristics and field of application provided in the table outline the differences between the individual adhesives of the product portfolio. Our Application Technology Department and our Sales Representatives are on hand to provide advice and support you finding the best adhesive for your particular application.
Note: The information on this page is based on test results from our laboratories as well as on experience gained in the field, and does in no way constitute any guarantee of properties. Due to the wide range of different applications, substrates, and processing methods beyond our control, no liability may be derived from these indications nor from the information provided by our free technical advisory service. Customer trials under everyday conditions, testing for suitability at normal processing conditions, and appropriate fit-for-purpose testing are absolutely necessary. For the specifications as well as further information, please refer to the latest technical data sheets.