AUTOMOTIVE

From elegant to safety relevant: textile support materials can be used in very different ways in the Automotive industry. Things such as seats and the interior of a vehicle are often made of leather or fabric while in the more heavily used and safety relevant areas there are usually synthetics such as polyester and polyamide. A&E Gütermann sewing threads are optimally geared to the various areas and different requirements.
 

Certified Quality Management
The manufacturing of our sewing threads and the quality of the materials we use, meet strict European regulations. Our production is certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016. Our sewing threads are flawless in processing as well as in the final use of them because our suppliers also comply with the defined specifications in order to guarantee our standards when working with us.
To meet all aspects of these requirements in full, A&E Gütermann voluntarily undertakes to be regularly inspected and evaluated by independent external certification institutes.

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airbag automotive sewing thread solutionsWhen an airbag is triggered, it is usually a case of life or death. In the process, the materials are exposed to maximum stresses. That includes the thread for sewing it: An airbag during a crash opens like an explosion within 25 milliseconds exposing it to hundreds of degrees of heat and thousands of centinewtons of tensile force. The essential requirements on sewing thread for airbags are maximum tear resistance, maximum elasticity and temperature resistance over a period of many years.



Our product solutions:
 

Seam position A&E Gütermann solution Material Construction
Top-stitching seams G 1503 bonded 100% polyamide 4.6 Continuous filament, bonded
G 1503 unbonded Continuous filament, unbonded
Zwilon 20 / 30 / 40 / 60 100% polyamide 6.6 Continuous filament
Zwibond 20 / 30 / 40 / 60 100% polyamide 6.6 Continuous filament, inner-bonded
Newbond 13 / 17 / 20 / 30 / 40 100% polyamide Continuous filament, bonded
cabriolet soft top automotive sewing thread solutionsDriving a convertible – especially in summer – is an attractive activity. But the true value of a convertible top usually stands out best under more challenging conditions like rain or snow, not sunshine. The sewing thread needs to be wind and water repellent as well as light-fast and UV resistant to the maximum in addition to being resilient.




Our product solutions:
 
Seam position A&E Gütermann solution Material Construction
UV-resistant and water
repellent seams
Calora 20 SPS (= solution-dyed) 100% polyester Continuous filament
Calora 40 SPS (= solution-dyed)
Solbond 20 100% polyester Continuous filament, bonded
Solbond 30

floor carpet automotive sewing thread solutionsDust, dirt, stones: floor mats are treated roughly every day. The sewing thread here needs to be heavy duty. Besides functional properties, like being tear and abrasion resistant, the machine processing properties also play an important role.





Our product solutions:
 

Seam position A&E Gütermann solution Material Construction
Top-stitching seams Calora 20 100% polyester Continuous filament
Zwilon 20 100% polyamide 6.6 Continuous filament
Zwilon 40
Zwilon 60

isolation automotive sewing thread solutionsInsulation in the engine bay needs to withstand continuous high strains and stresses. In addition to being robust, long-lasting and sewable, thread needs to be resistant to chemicals and heat as well as be very flame retardant. Our sewing threads give you a proven solution that withstands even the greatest functional stresses.




Our product solutions:
 

Seam position A&E Gütermann solution Material Construction
Top-stitching seams L 753 100% aramid Continuous filament
L 1503
K 753 100% aramid Spun, long fibre
K 403
Salta K 40 100% aramid Spun, short fibre
Salta K 70
rear luggage cover automotive sewing thread solutionsThe trunk in station wagons is covered to protect the passengers from moving parts. In addition there is mostly also a coarse meshed net. Both elements must therefore be resilient and durable in order to be able to protect. Also here the breaking strength of the sewing thread is important as both parts are sewn.
Selected in the right thickness and colour, they fulfill their function and look outstanding.



Our product solutions:
 
Seam position A&E Gütermann solution Material Construction
Holding and closing seams Calora 20 / Filan AS 20 100% polyester Continuous filament
Calora 30 / Filan AS 30
Calora 40 / Filan AS 40

head rests automotive sewing thread solutionsForm and function melt into one unit. Head rests, arm rests and centre consoles are among the most distinctive visual features of a vehicle’s interior. They assure the stability of the car and, at the same time, stamp the individual design. The sewing thread needs to not only be durable but also colourfast and UV resistant to stay looking good under daily wear and tear.




Our product solutions:
 

Seam position A&E Gütermann solution Material Construction
Holding and closing seams,
decorative seams,
lap and fell seams
Calora 15 / Filan AS 15 100% polyester Continuous filament
Calora 20 / Filan AS 20
Calora 30 / Filan AS 30
Calora 40 / Filan AS 40

steering wheel automotive sewing thread solutionsThe steering wheel and gear knob are among the few components in a vehicle that are actually still partially done by hand. They are constantly in use during daily use. The sewing threads must fit: They need to remain colourfast as well as remain comfortable to the touch over a period of many years.




Our product solutions:
 

Seam position A&E Gütermann solution Material Construction
Holding and closing seams Calora 15 100% polyester Continuous filament
Calora 20 gewachst (WX)
Calora 30
tyre cord automotive sewing thread solutionsSewing threads are also used in the production of tyres. A special tire cord fabric is incorporated to reinforce rubber tyres. This fabric consists of several layers that are sewn together during the manufacturing process. In order to obtain an optimal result, a “low shrinkage” thread should be used because tyre cord expands during processing. Tera 20 LS offers just that: A precisely defined elongation. The sewn-in tyre cord lanes thus achieve the correct dimensional stability for the best quality.



Our product solutions:
 
Seam position A&E Gütermann solution Material Construction
Holding and closing seams Tera 20 LS (LS = low shrinkage) 100% polyester Continuous filament

control panels door panels automotive sewing thread solutionsSturdy and durable and yet visually appealing: the interior panelling fulfils multiple functions. Both leather and fabric elements are used here, and the seam types range from holding and closing seams to purely decorative seams. You can be confident that the threads in our Calora family will give you a perfect quality that meets all requirements.




Our product solutions:
 

Seam position A&E Gütermann solution Material Construction
Holding and closing seams,
decorative seams,
lap and fell seams
Calora 15 / Filan AS 15 100% polyester Continuous filament
Calora 20 / Filan AS 20
Calora 30 / Filan AS 30
Calora 40 / Filan AS 40
Calora 80
safety belts automotive sewing thread solutionsWhether as an aircraft seat belt or three-point vehicle belt: safety belts distribute the centrifugal forces. In the event of a collision, they hold the person in the seat, protecting him or her from lifethreatening injuries. In an emergency, they must withstand extreme forces of up to 1.5 tons traction. In addition to tear resistance and a certain amount of elasticity, threads for safety belts also must be durable and light-fast.



Our product solutions:
 
Seam position A&E Gütermann solution Material Construction
Bar tack, belt end Calora 11 SPS (= solution-dyed) 100% polyester Continuous filament
Calora 8 SPS (= solution-dyed)

car seats automotive sewing thread solutionsSeats need to be sturdy and long-lasting yet still comfortable and visually attractive. Various types of seams can be used here, from holding and closing seams to decorative seams. Additional seam operations are also sometimes necessary, such as sewing in seat airbags on the side of the seat. With A&E Gütermann, you can feel confident that you have the best thread competence at your service.




Our product solutions:
 

Seam position A&E Gütermann solution Material Construction
Holding and closing seams,
decorative seams,
lap and fell seams
Calora 15 / Filan AS 15 100 % polyester Continuous filament
Calora 20 / Filan AS 20
Calora 30 / Filan AS 30
Calora 40 / Filan AS 40
Calora 80 (used for sewing in seat airbags)