The markets in the worldwide automotive industry are highly competitive - and the interior of a car is increasingly becoming a mark of differentiation where carmakers and brands are concerned. For end customers, an appealing look and environmentally-friendly materials are important, while vehicle producers place great value on aspects such as formability, dimensional stability and grammage (gsm). Find out more about technical standards and current developments - and also about how Groz-Beckert can support you in practice.
The criteria in the automotive industry mentioned earlier are fulfilled by tufted automotive floor coverings in a special way. Using these provides the following advantages:
Basically, automotive floor coverings consist of an initial substrate and
the so-called pile fabric. Most of today's car carpeting consists of the pile
fabric PA 6 (BCF Solution Dyed) as well as a nonwoven as the initial substrate,
combined from various different materials.
At present the application technology for tufted automotive floor coverings is being determined by the increased use of finer gauges. This enables further reductions of the raw material as well as cost savings.
Initial substrates and yarn application are by far the highest cost factors
in tufting production. Tufting gauge parts only account for a very small
proportion. Gauge part systems can indeed have a positive influence on the
economic efficiency of production, but fulfilment of the
application-technological requirements is far more important.
Precisely coordinated gauge part systems from Groz-Beckert, consisting of
The compact car, small car and ultra-small car segments are all gaining
importance on the market. The developments in tufted automotive floor coverings
will also be influencing this trend. The magic term at the moment is 'economic
efficiency'. Further reduction of manufacturing costs and the optimisation of
related processes are set to be the focus of the future.
The Groz-Beckert Tufting division is optimally placed to provide its worldwide partners in the industry as well as leading tufting machinery producers with perfectly coordinated gauge part systems for the new generation of automotive floor coverings. This is an exciting new development, as evidenced by the numerous positive discussions held at the ITMA in Barcelona in September.
We also welcome you, of course, for discussions on the further development and production of car floor coverings with Groz-Beckert. Just get in touch with your contact partners from the Tufting division.