Gupta, P., Maheshwari, P., and Kumari, S., "Evaluation and Performance Criteria of Monofilament Yarn in Automotive Seating System," SAE Technical Paper 2016-28-0069, 2016, doi:10.4271/2016-28-0069.
Automotive textile is an integral aspect of technical textile. Seating fabric plays an important part in defining the interior theme in a car cabin which is being perceived by a customer. Aesthetic appeal in a fabric is achieved by interlacing/interlooping of yarns. Monofilament yarns are used to enhance the aesthetic appearance of the fabric for creating high low effect.This study involves the importance of monofilament yarn at fabric and seat trim levels in automotive seating application. Monofilament in fabric imparts aesthetic and strength to the seat trim.Apart from design & engineering evaluation, manufacturing feasibility for evaluation of fabric during stitching process is critical when evaluating fabrics with monofilaments.Main parameters considered are: 1Importance of monofilament yarn.2Evaluation criteria for monofilament yarn.3Performance of monofilament yarn at fabric level & seat trim level.