Advances in Automotive Textiles Documented in New Publication

Automotive textiles represent a valuable sector in the technical textiles market. With ever advancing technical developments in the automotive industry it is essential that textiles advance at the same rate to meet demands placed upon them. The textiles used in the production of a car are far ranging from seat upholstery to floor coverings and parcel shelves with each needing to meet different specifications and standards.

Textile advances in the automotive industry from Woodhead Publishing documents the developments made in the industry covering a broad range of applications from upholstery and seating to airbags. This comprehensive book examines issues from initial design specifications, through to materials and industry standards. Advances are examined in terms of both performance and style with specific chapters covering woven, nonwoven and knitted fabrics. Important safety considerations are assessed with specific chapters focussing on technological developments in both automotive airbags and tyres. The scope of the book is further enhanced with specialised discussions on the recycling of automotive textiles and reducing noise in automotive interiors. Concluding with a discussion on how textiles can be used in automotive bodywork this new title provides an in-depth review of an important area of textile development.

Textile advances in the automotive industry is an essential reference for a broad spectrum of readers, ranging from scientists, designers, and product development staff to company strategists.

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