According to PR Newswire, the global automotive interior components market is projected to grow in value to $305.1 billion by 2019. As consumer demand for safety, comfort and style rise, competition among automotive manufacturers has risen as well. New features and technologies are being added to vehicle interiors.
Let’s take a closer look at the evolution of the headliner interior component market in particular and what this means for automotive adhesives.
What is a Headliner?
A headliner is a combination of an outer layer of fabric, an inner rigid substrate and foam backing. It is adhered to the roof of an automobile, improving the interior appeal as well as providing an element of insulation.
Evolution of the Headliner Market
Initially, headliners were designed to simply cover the sheet metal and roof structure of a vehicle and improve interior aesthetics. As demand for safety, comfort and style have grown, headliners have evolved to be a lot more that just that. Now, headliners include aspects such as:
- Sun visors
- Grab handles
- Coat hooks
- Overhead console
- Ducting vents
As more parts are added, the value of this market is gradually rising. Additionally, increasing production demand and speed for sports-utility vehicles and multi-purpose vehicles in North America, Europe and Japan have contributed to this growth.
Adhesives for the Headliner Market
As these composite structures have evolved, the need for adhesives to hold the various elements together has increased. In order to meet consumer demands and production timelines, Bostik provides fast, high-performing and safe solutions.
Bostik’s hot melt headliner adhesive products are the fastest method of assembly and easily integrate in robotic processes. These hot melts have exceptional cut off to eliminate stringing and provide easy clean-up.
Stay tuned for upcoming posts on featured adhesive products for headliners. For more information, call 800-7-BOSTIK.