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Automotive Textiles (4th edition) An industry in flux – from Motor City to Silicon Valley

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1 March 2016
Geoff Fisher

The use of textiles in automotive applications includes floorcoverings; upholstery; belts, tubes and tapes; tyre cord; safety belts; airbags; components; and filters.

As a result of higher demand for increased comfort and improved safety, the use of textile materials has increased from 20 kg in a mid-size car in 2000 to 26 kg today. In the drive towards lowering weight for reducing both fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, many current developments are including new uses for fabrics, and by 2020, it is predicted that the same sized car will contain 35 kg of textiles. This progress, however, is being offset, in the wider scheme of things, by the related trend towards smaller vehicles.

This new edition will help you to identify:

  • the current structure of the market for automotive textiles
  • the rapid consolidation that has occurred over the past few years
  • key trends in the global automotive industry
  • principal drivers for automotive interiors
  • the market for automotive occupant restraint equipment
  • current and future production methods for automotive textiles
  • challenges and threats to the increased use of automotive fabrics
  • interior automotive fabrics by manufacturing method
  • automotive tufted carpet producers and converters in Europe
  • future trends in automotive textiles

Company profiles

The report is planned to feature more than 70 profiles of leading players in the automotive textiles sector, including:

Tier 1 suppliers

  • Magna International
  • ZF TRW
  • Faurecia
  • Johnson Controls
  • Lear
  • Yanfeng
  • Toyota Boshoku
  • Autoliv
  • International Automotive Components
  • Takata
  • Grupo Antolin
  • Aunde
  • Donaldson
  • Autoneum
  • Adler-HP Plezer
  • Tachi S

Europe-headquartered Tier 2 suppliers

Decorative fabrics and trim

  • Alcantara
  • Ames Europe
  • Borgstena
  • E-Leather
  • Mattes & Ammann
  • Miko
  • Prevent
  • Trèves

Carpets, insulation, filtration, airbags, seatbelts and other

  • Borgers
  • Carcoustics
  • Delfingen
  • EcoTechnilin
  • Freudenebrg
  • Global Safety Textiles
  • Grupo Copo
  • HKO
  • Rökona
  • Sandler
  • Tenowo
  • Willy Schmitz

Americas-headquartered Tier 2 suppliers

Decorative fabrics and trim

  • Bridgewater Interiors
  • CNI
  • Haartz
  • Milliken
  • Sage Automotive Interiors
  • Shawmut

Carpets, insulation, filtration, airbags, seatbelts and other

  • Hollingsworth & Vose
  • Janesville Acoustics
  • Key Safety Systems
  • Lydall

Tier 2 suppliuers in Asia and the rest of the world

Decorative fabrics and trim

  • Asahi Kasei
  • Feltex Automotive/KAP
  • Indorama
  • Jiangsu Yueda
  • Kasai Kogyo
  • Kolon Glotech
  • New Trend Group
  • Seiren
  • Shanghai Shenda
  • Suminoe Textile
  • Teijin
  • Toray Industries

Carpets, insulation, filtration, airbags, seatbelts and other

  • Berger Phoenix
  • CAIP
  • Helon
  • Hengli
  • Hongda
  • Japan Vilene
  • Junma
  • Kordsa
  • Kuangda
  • NI Teijin Airbag Fabric (Nantong)
  • Shenma
  • SPC
  • Toyobo