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For foam materials, selecting the right adhesive solution is crucial for achieving efficient and sustainable bonding results. One versatile option is thermoplastic adhesive in roll, which effectively bonds various materials, including foams and other technical substrates. In this article, we will explore the important role that this type of adhesive plays in various applications using these materials.

The Versatility of Thermoplastic Adhesives

Thermoplastic adhesives shows versatility by creating durable bonds across different types of materials, such as foams, 3D spacers, felt, non-wovens, technical textiles, or leather. This bonding addresses diverse manufacturing needs, with net, film, and web structures contributing to the improvement of applications in automotive, upholstery, footwear, leather goods, composites, building, and more. Roll-to-roll lamination method allows very low waste and clean results, 1 meter of adhesive equals to 1 meter of laminated material.



Automotive manufacturers have specific needs when it comes to assembling materials. As the market evolves, the need for versatile and sustainable bonding solutions becomes essential. In addition, car interior becomes increasingly customized.

This is where thermoplastic adhesive in roll comes into play.

Thermoplastic adhesive able to bond any material in automotive

Whether you’re working with leather, alcantara, microfiber, PVC, PU artificial leather, foams or technical non-wovens, hotmelt adhesives in roll ensures a seamless and durable bond allowing the best and lasting comfort for the end user. Thermoplastic adhesive provides a consistent and durable bonding. It plays an active role in stabilizing materials so the shape of the part remains the same through time.


What is a headliner?

Headliners are made of composite fabrics, a combination of different materials with different functionalities. The composite parts are adhered to the roof of the car and help to improve the interior appeal as well as provide an element of insulation against heat and noise.

A typical headliner consists of multiple layers: a face side, a rigid core in the center, and a backing. The different layers consist of a multitude of materials such as knit or non-woven fabric, rigid foam, reinforcement material, etc. Liquid and dry adhesives (film, web, net) are then used to bond the different layers together in order to enhance the headliner’s unique shape and contours.

What is the function of headliner ? 

The multi-layered headliners bring together various functionalities:

  • better look and comfort through soft touch
  • stiffness of the roof
  • absorption of excess noise from the outside
  • insulation against heat and cold, regulation of internal temperature
  • improved acoustics for audio systems

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