Mobiltech (Automotive Textiles)

Automotive applications (cars, trucks, buses, trains, ships and aerospace) represent the largest single end-use area for technical textiles.  Mobiltech products can be broadly classified into two categories: visible components and concealed components. Visible components include seat upholstery, carpets, seat belts, headliners, etc. Concealed components include Noise Vibration and Harness (NVH) components, tyre cords, liners, composite reinforcements for automotive bodies, civil and military aircraft bodies, wings and engine components, etc.

The mobiltech segment’s growth depends largely on the growth of the automotive sector in India, which has been brisk in recent years. India’s mobiltech segment is hence expected to grow at a rate of 17% to US$ 1,870 Million by 2016-17 as per estimates of the Working Group on Textiles and Jute Industry, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. Key Indian manufacturers in the segment include:

  • Seat Belts: IFB Autoliv India, Abhishek Auto Industries, Bond Safety Belt and Rane TRW
  • Seat covers: Faze Three Limited, Shamken Multifab and Bhilwara Melba Limited
  • Automotive interior carpets: Uniproducts India, Bajaj Carpets, Hitkari Fibres and Supreme Non-wovens
  • Headliner fabrics: Uniproducts (I) Ltd and Supreme Non-woven Pvt Ltd
  • Insulation felts: Uniproducts India and Supreme Treves Pvt. Limited
  • Nylon tyre cord fabric: SRF and Century Enka
  • Airline disposables: Chaitanya fibres and JMDI Group