As Business Wire cites, nonwoven materials are becoming increasingly used in automotive interiors. Gain insight into why this is the case and how smart trunk liner bonding solutions can improve operations.
Why Use Nonwovens in Automotive Interiors
OEMs and suppliers are opting for nonwovens in many automotive interior applications, such as:
- Trunk liners
- Overhead systems
- Instrument panels
As drivers demand greater safety and comfort, nonwoven materials also aid in sound insulation and fuel efficiency and work well with composites.
How Smart Nonwoven, Trunk Liner Bonding Solutions Improve Operations
With the increased use of nonwovens in automotive interiors comes higher demand for adhesives to bond these materials to other substrates, such as composites. While many adhesive options exist for nonwoven applications, it’s important to consider solutions that improve your operations and reduce costs overall.
Bostik’s smart solutions do so in the following ways:
- Fast Setting
In an effort to keep up with rising output demands, carmakers look for ways to keep production lines moving. Fast setting, these smart solutions provide high initial tack and rapid development of strength upon application. Additionally, with excellent creep resistance prior to curing, they help manufacturers reduce downtime while improving assembly processes and end-product performance.
Nonwoven materials can be applied to a variety of substrates for an ever-increasing amount of applications. These solutions offer versatile bonding to:
- Polyurethane foam
- Flexible vinyl
- Most plastics
- Environmentally Friendly
Odorless and containing low VOCs in their formulation, these smart solutions help improve worker safety and reduce their exposure to harmful toxins and chemicals. Additionally, they increase plant sustainability and decrease carbon footprint.
For more information on these solutions and how they can help your automotive assembly line, visit www.bostik.com. You can also view these relevant blog posts:
- Automotive Shoddy: Applications, Benefits and Adhesives
- How Smart Automotive Adhesives Adapt to Door Panel Changes
- Automotive Headliner Assembly Considerations