infographic: nonwovens in automotive

Applications and advantages of nonwovens in automotive

  • Wide range of applications: from sound insulation to linings
  • Nonwovens can replace heavier materials
  • Use of recycled polyester further reduces the environmental impact

Every year, around 13 million new passenger cars are registered in the European Union. If every one of those cars would used modern nonwoven materials, 800,000 tonnes of CO2 could be saved, according to EDANA, the international association serving the nonwovens and related industries. Today more than 40 automotive parts are made with nonwoven fabrics, from trunk liners and carpets to air and fuel filters. Nonwovens are between 15-30% lighter than the traditional materials they replace, making each car more than 2 kg lighter. To visualise this, EDANA launched an infographic to highlight the advantages of nonwovens used in automotive.

More information about different applications and possible suppliers of nonwovens for automotive applications can be found at EDANA’s website: discover-nonwovens

Infographic (Source: Denkstatt case study on automotive nonwovens)

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