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Water-Based Priming of PP Foam for Automotive Headliners

Water Based Priming of PP Foam for Automotive HeadlinersConversion Technologies International is responsible for the development of the first pre-applied adhesive fabric for automotive headliners.  They were conceived in our facilities, when owned by Dexter Automotive.  (CTI acquired this business when CTI was established.)

As the automotive industry evolved, and with it came the change in design and specifications for automotive headliners, CTI developed new processes for meeting the demands of the industry.  Thus, CTI maintained its presence in the supply chain for headliners.

Water Based Priming of PP Foam for Automotive Headliners 2CTI’s Automotive Customer Case Study

Conversion Technologies International was recently charged with a project involving a 50” wide roll of PP closed cell foam that was coated in a water-based primer.  The purpose of this primer is to prepare the foam for the subsequent water-based adhesive coating.

CTI is now able to complete the process steps, which include: sheeting, die cutting, and hand wrapping to make finished headliners, before they are shipped to the auto assembly plant.


Custom Laminating of Water Barrier Film Project Highlights

Product DescriptionThis black-primed foam is used in the construction of automotive headliners.
Capabilities Applied/ProcessesPriming-

·         Prime Foam in Water-Based Black Primer to prepare it for an adhesive application.

Equipment Used to Manufacture PartWater-based coating is applied and the foam is then dried by going through a 24-ft. oven.
Overall Part Dimensions
Length: 1000 ft rolls
Width: 50″
Thickness: 2.7 Mil
Material UsedPP closed cell foam
In process testing/inspection performedInspected for complete coverage
Industry for UseAutomotive
Volume40,000 LF/year
Standards MetCustomer Supplied Specifications
Product NamePriming of Headliner Foam
Subsequent processed at CTI include water-based, pressure-sensitive adhesive application to the primed foam and to headliner cloth, die cutting of the cloth and foam, and hand assembly of the headliners.


Contacting Conversion Technologies International

If you are looking for, or would like more information on Conversion Technologies International’s Custom Water Based Priming of PP Foam service solutions, call us today at 419.924.5566 or email our online sales department at: sales@conversiontechnologies.com.