PIONEERING THE ADVANCEMENT OF AUTOMOTIVE AIRBAG TECHNOLOGY
AIRBAG TEST SLED
Silicone coated nylon and polyester for high performance airbag textiles, CS coated one piece woven inflatable side curtains to prevent injuries during rollover crashes
Advanced generation SofTek Polyurethane trim materials for seating & trim, Cuoio Elite for automotive seating
PVC and Polyurethane coated fabrics for automotive seating and door panel applications
Airbags save the lives of the people we love: more than 4,300 mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, neighbors and friends down the street, each year in the United States.
**Credit: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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THE ADVANCEMENT OF AUTOMOTIVE AIRBAG TECHNOLOGY
Since 1992, Bradford has been an industry trailblazer in the mass market introduction of silicone coatings for airbags. Our Automotive Products Group (APG) has developed six generations of advanced silicone technology, each of which has been adopted for use by all of the airbag module manufacturers who have supplied product on a global basis. With a corporate philosophy to obsolete our own products every six months, our Research and Development Group is always hard at work, aggressively finding advanced solutions for our customers’ needs. Whether the marketplace is ready for change at the moment or not, we will always be ready for the future.
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COMPLETES DEVELOPMENT OF NEW POLYURETHANE AND PVC TRIM MATERIALS
With our unique capabilities, extensive manufacturing facilities and the fact that we are already TS16949 registered, we are in a perfect position to improve market share by providing automotive Polyurethane and Cuoio Elite PVC trim materials to the market. Since we are currently producing trim materials for OEM truck manufacturers, we have already made advancements in the trim business and have established a reputation for unique materials that provide great value to automotive customers. We will be introducing our “Cuoio Elite,” a new automotive trim construction that has the most authentic feel of genuine leather; combining a soft, luxurious feel with toughness.
In order to take greater advantage of opportunities in the automotive market, Bradford will be moving forward to supply revolutionary SofTek Polyurethane materials to the automotive trim markets. This breakthrough Softek Polyurethane is everything you’ve been looking for: super soft, abrasion and tear resistant, perfect tailoring for automotive upholstery, exceptional leather-like surface and finally priced competitively. With our unique capabilities, extensive manufacturing facilities and the fact that we are already TS16949 registered, we are in a perfect position to introduce radically new constructions in Polyurethane and PVC for interior applications that will enhance the appearance and buttery, soft feel of the interior of the vehicle for its owner.