Still a Long Way to Go For Sewing Machines

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Automotive textiles are part of the range of textiles used in vehicles, i.e. it is widely used in the automotive industry, from light vehicles to heavy trucks or heavy vehicles. Automotive textiles are also an integral part of technical textiles and are used extensively in transport vehicles and systems, including automobiles, trains, buses, aircraft and ships. Approximately 50 square yards of textile materials are used in the interiors of ordinary cars for seats, headliners, side panels, carpets, linings, trucks, airbags, etc. The term automobile textile means all type of textile components e.g. fibers, filaments, yarns and the fabric used in automobiles.

The following are some of the automotive textiles that are suitable for processing by laser cutting:

  1. Upholstery

The volume of upholstery varies by region since manufacturers from different regions may prefer different styles of vehicle interiors. Both woven manufacture of automotive upholstery. An average of 5-6 m2 of fabric is used in cars for upholstery. Modern designers are trying to give sporty or elegant look to the car interiors.

  1. Seats

The seats should be one of the most important items in a car’s interior. Textiles have become the most widely used seat covering material and are beginning to be used in other areas of the seat, such as seat cushions and seat backs, to replace polyurethane foam and metal springs. Nowadays, polyester is a very popular material for making seats, such as polyester in upholstery, polyester non-woven fabric in seat cover laminate, and polyester non-woven fabric in seat cushions.

  1. Carpets

Carpet is an important part of the automotive interior. Carpets must withstand temperature extremes. Needle-felt carpets, tufted cut-pile carpets are generally used. Major car producers are using tufted cut-pile carpets in their cars. Carpets usually have a rubberized backing.

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