Dal-Bac knows Automotive – Lamination and Thermal Fusing Solutions

Dal-Bac Manufacturing Company, Inc. has a long, successful history of supplying composite materials for the automotive and trucking industries. Our automotive products are manufactured with lamination and thermal fusing solutions. We are accustomed to exceeding the exacting standards of the automotive industry.

Dal-Bac Automotive composites are used in a broad range of applications including:

  • Protective covers for cars, trucks, and recreational equipment
  • Heated and cooled seating systems
  • Headliner fabrics
  • Floor protection
  • Upholstery
  • Soft interior surfaces

Our solutions are designed to improve comfort, appearance, durability, safety, and value. For example, we partnered with one of our customers to create a new kind of thermal/acoustical composite that delivers superior performance for temperature and sound control. We utilized
thermal fusing to create an insulation that used as much empty space within itself for improved insulating performance and lower weight. Our engineers then went beyond the product specification to develop an innovative production technique to significantly reduce the material requirements of the final product and significantly lower the production costs. Learn more about this innovative approach in our case study.

Automotive composites are used in a wide variety of applications but all of them have requirements for durability, comfort, and appearance. Dal-Bac creates customized solutions to meet specific needs including:

  • Stain resistance
  • Water resistance
  • Insulation capabilities
  • Breathability
  • “Hand” – product tactile profile

Our favorite thing is working with our customers to develop improved solutions for their specific needs. Our team of engineers is dedicated to finding new solutions and improving the performance of existing composite solutions.  We constantly evaluate materials and processes in search of ways to increase output and lower costs.

Our Texas location makes Dal-Bac a great partner for the growing automotive manufacturing operations in the Southwest and Mexico. We love solving challenges for our automotive customers that create superior performance and cost efficiency. If you need a new solution for automotive composite materials or better performance for an existing product we can help you with both.