Use of innovative composites made up of finest fibers for the design of a shortened and environmentally friendly value chain during the production of vehicle interior components.
So far, the finishing and clothing of high-quality interior trims takes place through a complex and resource-intensive process (mainly made by hand) in the range of instrument panels and door panels but also in parts of the furniture industry.
Marketable prototypes of a new textile composite (called Speedfix system) could be developed through the collaboration of interior component manufacturers, surface manufacturers, adhesive manufacturers and sewing machine technicians. The use of this Speedfix system allows significant savings in the production of coated interior components such as instrument panels, center consoles and door panels as well as covered furnitures. Weight-, transport and cycle times as well as existing machine costs can be reduced significantly.