Improvement of Multifunctional Automotive Textile

Omerogullari Basyigit Z.

TEKSTIL VE KONFEKSIYON, vol.29, no.2, pp.113-120, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.32710/tekstilvekonfeksiyon.475490
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.113-120
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No


In order to improve multifunctional automotive textile, required functionalities that have been expected by the automotive industry were enhanced in this study. For this aim, flame retardant and water-oil repellent effects were achieved on 100 % polyester based automotive fabrics via pad-dry-cure system with performed finishing recipes. After functionalization of the fabrics, polyurethane based foams were laminated to the treated automotive textiles. In order to be able to compare the results of tests and to determine the effects of used chemicals on the functionalities of fabrics, chemical amounts of recipe were optimized and the results were discussed. Flame retardancy, water repellency and oil repellency tests were performed before and after abrasion tests. Color spectrums of treated fabrics were tested after chemical finishing applications. Morphological analyses of samples were tested by SEM and chemical structures of the fabrics were analyzed by FTIR-ATR. According to performance test results, multifunctional automotive textile including flame retardant and water-oil repellent effect was achieved successfully. During the burning test, it was determined that laminated textile structure was self-extinguished whereas 3M water repellency grades were at the highest value before abrasion tests.