Consolidation the key for airbag fabrics


Airbags now account for around 18% of all automotive textiles, equating to around an annual 145,000 tonnes.

This market in 2016 is characterised by a growing number of products that are being employed in vehicles, including driver bags, passenger bags, side bags, curtain bags, knee bags, roll-over bags, external bags (to protect pedestrians), seatbelt bags, cycle/motorcycle bags and medical airbags, which are being proposed for protection against bone breakage in older citizens.

Today’s driver and passenger airbags can deploy in 50 ms and are becoming increasingly smart – their power, for example, can be tuned to the severity of the crash and the size of the occupant, using adaptive output airbag inflators.

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