May 2, 2017 - Automotive

Why Automotive Headliner Adhesives Should be Smart

The headliner is arguably one of the most important aspects of a car’s interior. From integrating LED lighting to offering sound and vibration damping, headliners also provide passenger safety in the event of a crash.

Due to headliners’ multiple functions, several types of materials are used in their manufacturing. These include:

  • Composites
  • Fabrics
  • Plastics
  • Foams
  • Electrical Components

Adhesives play an important role in assembling these materials, providing a lasting, durable bond. Let’s take a closer look at headliner adhesive applications and why smart is the way to go.

Headliner Adhesive Applications

  • Headliner Attachment

 Headliner attachment adhesive applications include:

  • Sunroofs
  • Lighting controls
  • Video playback devices

Additionally, adhesives are used in wire harness assembly, which transmits power throughout the car.

  • Safety Plastics

These plastics help provide cushion in the event of an impact. Coupled with sound foam, adhesives used in these headliner adhesive applications also help with reducing exterior noise. 

  • Stiffeners

Adhesives used in headliner stiffener applications help maintain the shape of the vehicle.

  • Coverstock

Adhesives for coverstock bond the most visible part of the automotive headliner. These adhesives are responsible for bonding various layers of different fabric material together.

headliner adhesive

Why Smart Adhesives are the Way to Go

As automotive headliner assembly allows for many adhesive applications, it’s important the right ones are chosen for the job. For example, these adhesives must be:

  • Safe
  • Fast
  • High-Performing
  • Efficient

Bostik offers adaptive and reactive headliner adhesive products based on some of our core technologies. These include:

  • Polyolefins: offer good adhesion to a variety of different substrates
  • Polyamides: possess excellent plasticizer resistance
  • EVAs: provide good adhesive cost per part

As a result, our products are able to meet not only customers’ demands but also increasing governmental demands for safety.

For more information on headliner adhesives and why smart is the way to go, call 800-7-BOSTIK, or visit www.bostik.com/us.

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