Avery Dennison has a range of high performance adhesive tapes for the manufacture and assembly of steering wheel heating, sensing and other components. Our products meet many OEM specifications.
Adhesives engineered to last longer
Compared to those of generations past, modern vehicles are driven longer and harder. Vehicle platforms have a longer lifetime, supporting a wider range of vehicle types, and individual vehicles are expected to perform longer under increasing wear and tear conditions with the proliferation of ride sharing and growing used vehicle marketplace.
At the same time, the focus on improving passenger and pedestrian safety has increased the demand on safety systems to detect and reduce the impact of if not avoid accidents. These passive and active systems are being integrated with more parts of the vehicle, and the steering wheel is no exception. To manage costs and limit weight, adhesive tapes are increasingly being used to bond materials throughout the vehicle. These tapes must be designed, manufactured and proven to perform across the vehicle’s growing lifespan without compromising the performance of the safety systems, through a range of challenging environmental conditions.
Performance tapes for steering wheel components
From a simple molding, steering wheels have evolved to become a complex part, made up of many functional layers, each bringing its own bonding challenge.
Our range of adhesives address all the bonding needs of these layers. From PU and PE foams to non-woven heating and Hands Off Detection wraps, artificial leather to natural, we have a solution compatible with every process step in producing multi-functional steering wheels.