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December 16, 2016 - Automotive

Automotive Shoddy: Applications, Benefits and Adhesives

According to Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, over 10% of a vehicle is comprised of nonwoven, textile materials. These materials are seen a range of applications, such as:

  • Carpet
  • Seating
  • Trunk and hoodliner

Let’s take a closer look at one type of nonwoven material in particular, its uses and the smart adhesives for it.

Automotive Shoddy

Shoddy is a nonwoven material made from recycled shredded fibers, such as cotton, which are needled and resin treated. This combination gives the material good sound dampening properties and acoustic control. As a result, automotive shoddy enables manufacturers to meet consumer demands for quieter cars, even in lower end models.

Applications for automotive shoddy in particular include:

  • Underlayment of floor carpet systems
  • Hoodliners

Automotive shoddy can be produced from either post-consumer or post-industrial waste and offers environmental benefits, such as:

  • No volatile organic compounds or off-gassing
  • Increased sustainability
  • Improved fuel efficiency

Smart Adhesives for Automotive Shoddy

Bostik manufactures smart, quality hot melt adhesives for automotive shoddy applications. These adhesives enable customers to use less adhesive product than our competitors while still meeting bond requirements. They also offer a range of performance improvements over traditional adhesives and provide immediate adhesion to the automotive shoddy.

Additionally, our automotive shoddy adhesive products are compatible with multiple substrates, and we have the capability to tailor our formulations to customers’ specific needs. For more information on these adhesives, call 800-7-BOSTIK, or visit www.bostik.com/us.

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