Continental Develops Tough,

Lightweight Surface Materials for Trucks

Louisville/Kentucky, March 2018 Enhanced surroundings thanks to attractive and functional designs • Extensive portfolio: easy-clean, highly durable and weight-reducing variants • Non-slip surface for floors and trunks

Truck drivers spend a great deal of time in their vehicles, so a pleasant, comfortable and good-looking environment is very important to them. Surfaces with natural haptics contribute significantly to improved cabin space as a result of their appearance. At the same time, the surface materials in trucks have to be functional and withstand the often harsh conditions and tough demands that they are exposed to during the rigors of everyday operations as a result of drivers spending long periods seated, frequently climbing into and out of the cab and their abrasive workwear. Therefore, Continental has developed materials and designs that meet high aesthetic demands, while offering grip and durability at the same time. The materials also meet the emissions standards of the leading worldwide vehicle manufacturers.

Acella upholstery material and the cost-efficient entry-level alternative Acella Go for seat applications are soil-resistant, easy to clean and extremely tough. Both materials have excellent wear properties and feature a high-quality finish. In addition, they enable a wide range of design options, allowing easy adaptation of the vehicle interior to individual requirements. The numerous designs can be shipped promptly at any time, even if small batch sizes are required. Apart from seat applications, they are also suitable for decorative interior surfaces.

Continental Develops Tough, Lightweight Surface Materials for Trucks

Continental’s abrasion- and scratch-resistant material has proved itself as a floor covering and trunk lining in many commercial vehicles.

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Acella upholstery material has been used in the vehicle interiors of various manufacturers worldwide for decades – both in cars and in the commercial vehicle sector. The lighter-weight Acella Go is primarily used as an alternative to textile coverings and hard plastic interior surfaces, with its optimized looks and haptics being superior features. The material also offers a 20-percent weight saving over conventional upholstery materials. This is Continental’s response to the lightweight ethos, helping reduce both fuel consumption and ultimately, therefore, emissions.

Attractive decors enable custom designs

Continental also offers a material that has already proved itself as a floor covering and trunk lining in many commercial vehicles. It features high abrasion and scratch resistance. It is easy to clean, resistant to chemicals and oil and low in emissions. It is also available in a non-slip finish. Continental then complements these functional properties with attractive printed finishes, ranging from technical designs to fabric or wood grain patterns. Custom designs can also be developed on request.

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