Sewing thread for the automotive industry
Robust and resilient, yet visually appealing. With the Calora and Filan AS product family, A&E Gütermann offers threads that meet the wide range of requirements in vehicle interiors.
Automotive – functionality meets design
In the automotive interior, function, comfort and appearance merge into a single unit. Whether steering wheel, safety belt, seat or headrest – sewing thread not only ensures safety and stability but also makes an impact on the individual design. The requirements for seams in the automotive industry can be as broad as the variety of applications.
Our sewing threads meet the key requirements:
hot light-proof colours according to automotive standards
tear- and rub-resistant
resilient and stable
COLOURS FOR THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
The thread must integrate harmoniously into the overall concept in the vehicle interior. We offer a comprehensive, exclusive colour service and a wide range of colours.
Do you have a special request? We offer customer-specific colour developments!
Sewing threads for diverse requirements
Various components, textiles and materials are used in the automotive interior. Invisible and visible seam types are used: from holding and closing seams to purely decorative seams. Due to their many positive properties, our polyester and polyamide sewing threads for the automotive sector are optimally designed for various applications:
Seats, headrest & arm rest
Seams for seats, head rests and arm rests are subject to constant use. They must therefore be stable and durable as well as always comfortable and visually attractive.
Different types of seams are created here, from holding and closing seams to decorative seams.
Safety belts must be able to withstand extreme loads of up to 1.5 tonnes of tensile force in an emergency.
In addition to tear resistance and durability, jet dyeing is also important for achieving a high degree of light fastness.
Our product recommendation:Calora 8
Steering wheel & gear knob
The steering wheel and gear knob are among the few parts in the vehicle that are still partly hand-crafted. They are exposed to constant stress in daily use. The sewing threads used must not only remain colourfast over many years but must also be pleasant to the touch.
Our product recommendation:Calora 15 | 20 | 30
Control panel and door panels
From leather to fabric elements – different material combinations are used to cover control panels and door panels. Different seam types are also used.
Aesthetics and function – our sewing threads combine both.
Our product recommendation:Calora 15 | 20 | 30 | 40 | 80
Sewing threads are also used in manufacturing tyres. A special tyre cord fabric is integrated to reinforce rubber tyres. This fabric consists of several layers that are sewn together during the manufacturing process. For best results, a low shrinkage thread should be used as the tyre cord expands during processing.
Our product recommendation:Tera 20 LS (LS = low shrinkage)
Rear luggage cover and convertible top
The boot in convertible cars is covered to protect occupants from flying parts. There is also a coarse-meshed net. Both elements must be resilient and durable.
The sewing threads used for convertible tops must be especially wind- and water-repellent and have maximum light fastness and UV resistance.
Insulation materials in the engine interior must be able to withstand long-term high stresses. In addition to robustness, durability and good sewability, chemical and heat resistance in particular as well as low flammability are decisive factors.