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Analysis of Motor Vehicle Fabrics

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The interior design of motor vehicles depends mostly on the appearance and properties of fabric with prevailing woven articles. When upholstering motor vehicle seats and interiors, fabrics mostly constitute the exterior part of these interiors, as so-called original covers. These fabrics belong to the group of technical textiles featuring exceptionally high tenacity, elasticity, porosity and resistance to abrasion, fire and sunlight, as well as other properties necessary for this type of fabric. Airbag fabrics are of great importance because the safety of the passengers involved in an accident greatly depends on their properties and cutting forms. These fabrics should also possess certain properties such as minimal air permeability and exceptionally high tenacity achieved by the fibre raw material composition, processing procedures, fabric construction parameters and qualitatively joined places. Besides interior design and airbag fabrics, fabrics used for making seat belts are also of great importance. These fabrics are specifically manufactured on narrow fabric weaving machines. They feature high tenacity, stability achieved by a specially selected yarn and fabric construction parameters as well as by form and length, which are essential for correct bodily posture in the case of a possible accident.

Tags: airbag fabrics, upholstery fabrics, safety belt fabrics, seat fabrics.

Published in issue no 6 (71) / 2008, pages 32–38.

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