Automotive

Nonwovens Automotive
Nonwoven fabrics are increasingly used in the automotive industry, providing the properties essential to more than 40 car parts. Their versatility helps improve vehicle safety, appearance, and sustainability.

Tailor-made for their function, nonwovens are used for car components ranging from carpets and lining to air and fuel filters. They help reduce vehicle weight while offering insulation and fire-resistance.

Nonwovens can be customized and treated to provide the required qualities for automotive applications, whether it be as decoration and furnishings, or as filters and safety features.

With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, AMETEK Surface Vision supplies trusted web inspection solutions to nonwoven manufacturers worldwide. Our expertly-designed systems detect, classify, visualize and record surface defects in real-time, for the best overview and protection of your process.
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    • Nonwovens Chemical Bonded
      Chemical Bonded

      Binders can be laid onto the web surface to join the fibers together chemically. This may result in surface blemishes, and so needs careful inspection.

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    • Nonwovens Composites
      Composites

      Composite nonwovens combine a mixture of fibers and plastics to form a specialized fabric. This requires surface monitoring to ensure the different components form a uniform surface.

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    • Nonwovens Thermal Bonded
      Thermal Bonded

      Webs of synthetic fibers are bonded together by heat, often applied by heated rolling. An automated inspection system will detect any surface defects from this production process.

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    • Nonwovens  Thru-air Bonded
      Thru-air Bonded

      Fibers can be spun into a web by directed, heated air through a continuous process. Manual inspection can be difficult at this stage, so an accurate automated solution is required.

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