For the exhibition Techtextil, which took place from June 11 to 13, 2013 in Frankfurt, Groz-Beckert came up with something very special to make visible technical textiles in automobiles. The TexCar!
Therefore, a new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Model was completely disassembled and reconstructed elaborately. The vehicle was cut at the crucial parts so that the textile application fields are disclosed and visible now. The TexCar shows impressively at which parts in a modern car nonwovens, knitted fabric, woven fabric and tufting products as well as seams play an important role and which functions each of them fulfils.
Thereby the TexCar repeatedly presents surprise effects as textiles are located in the automobile at parts at which you don’t expect them.
A good example: Carbon-brakes.
Amazing but true – in carbon-brakes nonwovens are processed. By the cut section of the brakes in the TexCar this is clearly visible.
The trailer to the TexCar shows the textile applications and their functions in detail. In a second movie, the making-of, you see the formation of the car.