5, 6, 7 June 2018
Hall 7, Messe Stuttgart, Germany

Exhibitor News Releases


Polypropylene bonding
Aicello-Harke GmbH - Stand A7025

Weight reduction is a key issue in modern car design, but some otherwise suitable lightweight materials such as polypropylene remain unused because they are too troublesome to bond to other materials.

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Precision sand blasting for premium logos and engravings
Harke Imaging - Stand A7025

Harke Imaging is proposing a technique for engraving lettering, patterns and complete images on just about any complete component, resulting in a finish that exudes class and quality.

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Better quilting and embroidering
ZSK Embroidery - Stand A7305

ZSK Stickmaschinen will be launching the ZSK Vision System for embroidering and quilting of perforated leather at Automotive Interiors Expo 2018.

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Fast and precise nickel shell tooling
Weber Manufacturing Technologies Inc - Stand A7575

Weber Manufacturing supplies NVD (nickel vapour deposition) nickel shell tooling for every type of manufacturing process that creates the soft-touch textured surfaces typical of dashboards, door panels and centre console parts.

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Consistent fog testing
Thermo Fisher Scientific - Stand A7418

Head to Thermo Fisher Scientific’s stand to discover the latest version of the Thermo Scientific Horizon FTS (Fogging Test System) for testing leather, textiles and plastics for semi-volatile organic compound (SVOC) emissions.

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Technical rubber products
Steinbach AG - Stand A7358

Steinbach will attend Automotive Interiors Expo 2018 to present its technical rubber products, in particular its range of membranes.

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Textures consulting
Standex International - Stand A7476

Historically, surface textures of car interiors have predominantly been leather grains. With the evolution of plastics and customers’ more positive perception of them, change is afoot.

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Faster, more efficient cutting
Rebstock Consulting - Stand A7070

Visitors looking to upgrade either their software or hardware for cutting leather, textiles and other materials should head to Rebstock Consulting’s stand to discover the latest generation of Zünd cutting solutions.

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Novel seating components
Leedum Ltd - Stand A7265

Leedum, a leading supplier of automotive seating components such as pipings, retention clips and various plastic extrusions, will be launching not one, but two new products at Automotive Interiors Expo 2018.

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Environmentally friendly chrome coatings
IHI Hauzer Techno Coating BV - Stand A7421

Chrome electroplating of decorative parts has become highly problematic because of the impact on the environment and the health risks of hexavalent chromium.

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A lighter touch
Diamond Coatings - Stand A7160

Lights that come on by simply touching the lens are guaranteed to wow car buyers.

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Illuminate the most complex shapes
Polymer Optics Automotive Ltd - Stand A7500

Polymer Optics will be showcasing its illumination systems at the expo, with special attention going to its GloWorm technology.

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Light-up trim parts
Walter Pack Group - Stand A7130

Although laser light is the latest hot technology for exterior lights, LED technology still offers many possibilities in automotive interiors.

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Component design and manufacture
Applied Component Technology Ltd - Stand A7060

Applied Component Technology (ACT) will be at Automotive Interiors Expo to promote its capabilities in the manufacture of components and assemblies such as barrier nets, load floors, roller luggage covers, injection-moulded parts, insulation parts and exterior parts such as front grilles.

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Sustainable fibres and yarns
Antex - Stand A7178

Antex, a Spanish textile group specialised in synthetic yarns, will be launching its new eco-friendly yarn portfolio at Automotive Interiors Expo.

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Recycled fibres
Wellman International Ltd - Stand A7040

Non-wovens and other polyester fibre materials have become very important for insulation and padding in cars.

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Sustainable non-wovens for comfortable seating
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Non-wovens open up a host of opportunities in automotive interior development: they can be used as insulation material or as parcel shelves but are particularly impressive when used in seats.

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Non-woven insulation for interior and exterior applications
Sandler AG - Stand A7245

Sandler will show the possibilities of non-wovens for both the interior and exterior of cars, at Automotive Interiors Expo.

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Better seat ventilation
J H Ziegler GmbH - Stand A7325

With not only heating, but also ventilation and often massage functions incorporated in modern car seats, padding materials need far more sophistication than ever before.

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Non-woven possibilities
Tenowo GmbH - Stand A7260

Tenowo will attend Automotive Interiors Expo to promote its range of non-wovens, which are already being used by OEMs worldwide.

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Replace flat touchscreens with 3D-shaped touch surfaces
Canatu - Booth A7175

The three-dimensional touch surfaces that Canatu will be showcasing at Automotive Interiors Expo give freedom to designers, as functions can be discretely integrated into sleek interiors.

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Ensure everything and everyone is securely strapped down with high-quality elastics and textiles – on show
Jumbo-Textil GmbH & Co KG - Stand A7115

The interior of modern vehicles places the highest demands on design, feel and functionality with seating playing an important role.

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Optical gel improves clarity, brightness and durability of displays
Taica - Booth A7168

Displays are everywhere in modern cars, so a product for making them clearer, brighter and more durable can be of immeasurable value.

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Polyolefin foams provide sound insulation, seat comfort and expensive feel
Sekisui Alveo - Booth A7633

Car reviewers tend to go on about ‘soft-touch’ materials. Sekisui Alveo’s soft, light and flexible polyolefin (PE and PP) foams will silence them – and your cars’ road noise – since they possess high acoustic absorption qualities and are also ideally suited as a soft material for dashboards, door trim and armrests.

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Integrate smart surfaces anywhere and reduce production errors with specially developed powder
Kunststoff-Institut - Booth A7328

A major theme at this year’s Automotive Interiors Expo 2018 is the use of smart surfaces. Replacing physical buttons with interactive surfaces provides a lot of benefits, but also comes with certain difficulties, such as making sure the uncoated surface is perfectly clean before coating.

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New process marries the style of natural wood with the ease of use and touch functionality of synthetic materials
Intops - Booth A7353

Wood can give an interior a swish and stylish twist as well as a touch of class, but it can be difficult to work with.

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Machine learning and AI make nesting up to 20 times faster
Gemini CAD Systems - Booth A7580

Leather used to be a material reserved only for the most exclusive of automobiles, but today practically every model can be ordered with leather upholstery.

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Plastic, wood, glass, stone and metal can now be decorated more quickly for prototypes and small batches
Gubesch - Booth A7050

Surface decoration can really make a difference, turning a bland, functional component into something genuinely aesthetically pleasing.

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Innovative solutions add wow-factor to interiors
CTAG - Booth A7165

It’s a struggle to always have the latest and greatest thing in interior design. At Automotive Interiors Expo you can find all the expertise you need.

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Extruded polypropylene and glass fibre makes for better parcel shelves, seat back coverings and dashboard inserts
Renolit - Booth A7085

Few people give the humble parcel shelf a second thought, but this interior component has to satisfy a number of parameters: it has to be light, strong and durable.

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Improved temperature control allows perfect mouldings in no time
Roctool - Booth A7140

If you require a moulding technology that delivers a perfect finish, Automotive Interiors Expo 2018 is where you’re bound to find it.

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No need to paint plastic parts thanks to new colourants
PolyOne - Booth A7530

Drab, unexciting interiors have had their day, so head to PolyOne at Automotive Interiors Expo 2018 to discover its creative parts, manufactured with the company’s own colourants, additives and materials.

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Modern equipment produces plastic parts more quickly and precisely than ever before
Niebling - Booth A7503

Every kind of plastic film can now be formed with high accuracy and repeatability thanks to Niebling’s fully automated SAMK 400 and SAMK 650 high-pressure forming machines – to be admired at Automotive Interiors Expo 2018.

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Latest additives ensure fire safety even at low concentrations
Avocet - Stand A7460

Safety has to be a priority in the development of interiors, and an important aspect is to ensure all materials are adequately flame retardant.

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Make any interior surface responsive to touch for a truly modern driving experience
BÖ-LA Siebdrucktechnik - Booth A7100

It is a common complaint in car reviews that the touch screen that controls the myriad features in modern cars isn’t intuitive enough and is therefore unsafe.

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Light up seats and other interior parts for stand-out designs
Güth & Wolf - Booth A7548

Although LED technology has become the light source of choice in many areas thanks to its efficiency and versatility, there are still many possibilities to be explored.

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New coatings combine decorative colours and stand up to wear better than electroplating, anodising or lacquer
Ionbond - Booth A7551

Some coatings just need to look good; others need to withstand years of hard use while continuing to look good. Visitors to Automotive Interiors Expo looking for the latter cannot ignore Ionbond, which will be showing its Decobond PVD coatings.

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Ultra-fine fibres combine insulation performance with light weight
Autins - Booth A7255

With its Neptune insulation material, Autins shows it understands the acoustic and thermal challenges of the changing vehicle landscape.

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Eye-catching metal emblems that make an impact
Variata - Booth A7606

Some car makers have brand emblems that are as famous and recognizable as McDonald’s
or Coca Cola, but even for smaller manufacturers, especially those in the premium sector, a brand emblem has to denote quality.

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Low-haze, low-gloss anti-glare finishes for interior trim
MacDermid Enthone Industrial Solutions - Booth A7480

These days perceived quality – nice finishes for interior trim and decorative parts – is an
important issue for modern car buyers, and not just in ‘premium’ segments. XtraForm
Antiglare is a new formable, hard-coated polycarbonate film with a textured anti-glare finish from MacDermid Enthone Industrial Solutions.

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