Automotive Nonwovens (2nd edition)
Solid gains through materials substitution

Automotive Nonwovens: Solid gains through materials substitution provides the latest analysis of the fast-altering automotive nonwovens industry. Featuring an overview of the automotive market and the wide-ranging use of nonwoven materials in vehicles, this report examines in detail the current global structure of this industry, with profiles of around 60 of the most influential Tier 1 and Tier 2 players that use nonwovens in automotive applications, and explains where the growth will be in the next 25 years, and why.

This in-depth report with around 280 pages and 70 tables:

  • examines the global automotive industry

  • defines automotive fabrics and textiles

  • identifies key areas of application

  • contains profiles of around 60 key users and producers of automotive nonwovens

Published March 2017. ISBN 978-0-9573-6167-6

This report is a revised part of Automotive Textiles (4th edition) published in September 2016

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Full Product Description

Nonwovens are expanding rapidly in the automotive sector as consumers demand greater comfort and safety, and automakers and their component suppliers seek to decrease costs by reducing the weight of vehicles as well as lowering fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions.

The development of electric cars and the fast-rising push towards autonomous/self-driving vehicles promises further opportunities.

Although woven and knitted fabrics continue to dominate the total amount of textiles used within the automotive sector, nonwovens are becoming increasingly attractive to designers owing to their low weight and lower cost besides other advantages, such as sound insulation.

For example, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors, which makes automotive seating, overhead systems, door and instrument panels and interior electronics, is incorporating more nonwovens into its automotive components owing to their high-speed production, low cost, easy-to-mould nature and ability to make composite materials.

More than 40 applications of nonwovens in vehicles have already been identified, from trunk liners and carpets to air and fuel filters, and more new end-uses are being developed continually.

This new report will help you to identify:

  • the current structure of the market for automotive textiles
  • the rapid consolidation that has occurred over the past few years
  • key trends in the global automotive industry
  • principal drivers for automotive interiors
  • current and future production methods for automotive nonwovens
  • challenges and threats to the increased use of automotive nonwovens
  • future trends in automotive nonwovens

Company profiles

The report is planned to feature around 40 profiles of leading players in the automotive nonwovens sector, including:

Tier 1 suppliers
  • Magna International
  • Faurecia
  • Adient
  • Lear
  • Yanfeng Automotive Interiors
  • Toyota Boshoku
  • International Automotive Components
  • Grupo Antolin
  • Donaldson
  • Autoneum
  • Adler-HP Pelzer
European headquartered Tier 2 suppliers
Decorative fabrics and trim
  • Alcantara
  • E-Leather
  • Miko
  • Trèves
Carpets, insulation, filtration and other
  • Ahlstrom
  • Borgers
  • BWF Group
  • Carcoustics
  • Eco-Technilin
  • Fibertex Nonwovens
  • Freudenberg
  • Grupo Copo
  • HKO
  • Man+Hummel
  • Mogul
  • Sandler
  • Tenowo
American headquartered Tier 2 suppliers
Decorative fabrics and trim
  • Foss Manifacturing
  • Haartz
  • Milliken
  • Shawmut
Carpets, insulation, filtration and other
  • Avintiv
  • Clarcor
  • Cummins
  • DuPont
  • Filtration Group
  • Glatfelter/Dreamweaver
  • Hollingsworth & Vose
  • Janesville Acoustics
  • Johns Manville
  • Lydall
  • 34M
  • Neenah Paper
  • Parker Hannifin
Key tier 2 suppliers in Asia and the rest of the world
Decorative fabrics and trim
  • Asahi Kasei
  • Feltex Automotive/KAP
  • Indorama
  • Kasai Kogyo
  • Kolon Glotech
  • New Trend Group
  • Teijin
  • Toray Industries
Carpets, insulation, filtration and other
  • CAIP
  • Helon
  • Japan Vilene
  • Junma
  • Toyobo

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