Autoneum: new technologies for automotive carpets

Autoneum: new technologies for automotive carpets

With Clean-Tuft for tufted carpets, automotive supplier Autoneum Management AG, Winterthur/Switzerland, offers a premium technology for compact and medium class vehicles. Carpets based on Clean-Tuft are not only appealing because of their lightweight and consistently high acoustic performance, but also meet increased requirements for comfortable vehicle interiors due to their good cleanability and resistance. The decisive factors are light and water-repellent fibers. Clean-Tuft is therefore particularly resistant to liquids and small particles such as wood splinters.
In order to model the carpet already during the pre-development of new vehicle models according to the requirements on the passenger compartment, Autoneum has developed the “Carpet Cleanability Analyzer” measurement system. With the underlying methodology, it is possible to analyze and compare the cleanability of different carpet surfaces. The results obtained can be used both for benchmarking and for the development of a carpet generation that optimally meets future requirements.
Thanks to its efficient measuring methodology, the system produced in the Swiss research center in Winterthur is particularly suited for quality assurance and repeatability of the measured data. Autoneum will deliver the first “Carpet Cleanability Analyzer” to a French vehicle manufacturer in the spring of 2018.

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