Cover for side-impact airbags
The world’s first side-impact airbag was introduced by Autoliv in 1994, in cooperation with Volvo.
Side-impact collisions account for a quarter of all injuries to car occupants, but they account for more than one third of the serious and fatal injuries. One major reason is that the side of the vehicle is a thin crumple zone and the space between the occupant and the side of the vehicle is small.
According to data from real crashes in the U.S., side airbags that include head protection are reducing deaths by about 45% among drivers of passenger cars struck on the near side, i.e. the side closest to the occupant. The thorax bag is inflated within 12 thousands of a second; four times faster than a frontal airbag.
Autoliv. A worldwide leader in automotive safety, a pioneer in both seatbelts and airbags. All the leading automobile manufacturers in the world are customers of Autoliv. They are nearly 37,000 employs globally in 80 facilities in more than 30 countries. Every year, Autoliv’s products save over 20,000 lives and prevent ten times as many severe injuries.
Autoliv’s products never get a second chance. They must always deliver flawless products and still meet the tough price conditions in the automotive industry.
Polykemi delivers POLYelast for the covers to the side airbags for e.g. Volvo cars to Nolato GOTA in Götene Sweden. Since Volvo has among the toughest demands concerning performance in extreme cold and hot climate the material has to meet a long list of severe tests. The cover is not allowed to crack since that can cause injuries but on the other hand it can’t be to soft because that could delay the inflation of 12 thousands of a second. This extreme inflation puts of course the material to a test you hardly meet anywhere else.
POLYelast TPE ZC500D40 black
Slagseghets, Färg och UV.
Nolato Gota AB
SE-533 21 GÖTENE
Phone: +46 511342125