Demand for airbag yarns increasing


According to estimates from Business Wire, the demand for airbags will increase by 5% annually over the next five years.

To date, airbags have been predominantly manufactured using polyamide 6.6 yarns. However, there is a noticeable trend with these challenging industrial filament yarns towards polyester – polyethylene terephthalate (PET).

The reason for the increased demand for airbag yarns is the global rise of road safety requirements, according to systems builder Oerlikon Barmag.

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