Material Options for Automotive Interior Trim

Paper #:
  • 970446

Published:
  • 1997-02-24
Citation:
Hersman, M., Farrington, S., and Horsten, P., "Material Options for Automotive Interior Trim," SAE Technical Paper 970446, 1997, https://doi.org/10.4271/970446.
Pages:
11
Abstract:
This paper outlines the relationship between airbag door choices and instrument panel coverstock materials which are being used in the global automotive market for passenger vehicles as well as those materials that are being considered for use in future vehicles. The introduction of an invisible airbag door into the instrument panel is changing the material and testing requirements as safety and reliability are now key considerations. Increasing material options are available to meet these requirements. In this paper, we review the material options, processing methods available, advantages/disadvantages of each, and the current market status of the different materials.
Access
Now
SAE MOBILUS Subscriber? You may already have access.
Buy
Select
Price
List
Download
$27.00
Mail
$27.00
Members save up to 40% off list price.
Share
HTML for Linking to Page
Page URL

Related Items

Article
2017-03-13
Technical Paper / Journal Article
2011-04-12
Technical Paper / Journal Article
2011-04-12
Technical Paper / Journal Article
2011-04-12