Automotive fabric and leather seat covers use laser etching

Lear Corp., a Michigan supplier of car seating, has unveiled new line of design and construction concepts that employ laser technology.

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Southfield, MI - Lear Corporation, a supplier of automotive seating and electrical distribution systems, has unveiled its new line of automotive fabric and leather concepts that employ laser technology that create unique seat covers.

"With the previous launch of our Aventino leather brand and recent acquisition of Guilford Performance Textiles, Lear now has unmatched capabilities in providing a wide range of unique seat covers," said Matt Simoncini, Lear's president and CEO. "We have a long history of excellence in cutting, sewing, and assembling automotive seat covers. Our seat surface material capabilities now extend to a full range of custom finishing techniques, including laser etching, embroidery, embossing, perforations, and polymer printing.

Lear Corp.'s leather and fabric collection incorporates six innovations in automotive seat surface materials that are branded as Aventino Signature, Aventino Defense, TeXstyle Defense, TeXstyle Enhance, TeXstyle Lite, and TeXstyle Tough.

Aventino Signature provides infinite design potential for customization through secondary processes, such as special perforation, embossing, laser etching and printing. Aventino Defense enables light leather color choices with dye transfer prevention and greater cleaning capability for enhanced leather protection.

TeXstyle Defense provides customizable layers with extra spill protection and greater prevention against staining, mildew, dust, and bacteria, which improves overall vehicle air quality, reduces static electricity and absorbs smoke odor. TeXstyle Enhance builds an even more creative styling vision with embossing, printing, laser etching, embroidery, and sonic welding for expressive aesthetics through color, texture, and pattern placement (see photo).

TeXstyle Lite allows customers cost management flexibility to add design elsewhere without impacting appearance, performance, or quality of the lightweight product for a seat's low-wear areas. TeXstyle Tough is engineered for high-wear applications that combine styling and sturdy construction in a product developed for exceptional durability.

"Our systems approach to craftsmanship includes global capabilities in cut-and-sew, lamination, and processing of surface materials," added Simoncini.


TeXstyle Enhance builds an even more creative styling vision with embossing, printing, laser etching, embroidery and sonic welding. (PRNewsFoto/Lear Corp.)

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