Magna Gains More Business for New Seat Technology

Automotive provider Magna announces it has picked up more prospects for its FreeForm seat trim technology.

Initially witnessed in 2020 on the Cadillac XT5, the seat trim technologies will start with other automakers on a huge SUV, a midsize CUV, a sedan and an all-electrical SUV – all expected to attain dealerships in 2022, Magna says.

FreeForm delivers a clear, sculpted and seamless styling floor with superior seat concavity, improved consolation and improved cleanability. It features a broad assortment of design opportunities for automotive studios and stylists to generate distinct interiors.

“Automotive seat style and design has turn into an even extra vital consideration in gentle of the fast evolving mobility landscape and the ensuing change towards interiors and in-motor vehicle practical experience,” John Wyskiel, president-Magna Seating Units, says in a information launch.

“We are seeing an rising demand from customers from each conventional consumers and new entrants alike seeking to offer superior convenience and structure attributes and produce a a lot more ‘homelike’ cabin, as very well as use extra eco-welcoming supplies. FreeForm technological know-how can supply on all fronts,” he suggests.

FreeForm features styling versatility by achieving design and style specifics as sharp as a 1-mm radius compared to 25 mm (1 in.) for some classic lower and sew functions. This supplies automotive stylists with greater possibilities to layout numerous shapes and sorts, and crisper lines.

The new seat trim know-how features improved back again consolation thanks to much more than 100 mm (4 ins.) of concavity, which Magna says is practically impossible with common slash and sew.

Magna_FreeForm (003).pngCoupled with bolsters, this provides improved reduce-back guidance as it lessens fatiguing micro-motions of the backbone.

In addition, FreeForm is manufactured with a foam laminate which success in a moldable surface area that is 4 periods additional breathable than comparable molded trim products and solutions, further more enhancing seat convenience.

FreeForm back panel seats have up to 50% polyol natural compounds derived from recycled polyethylene terephthalate, a plastic polymer resin, and the seating floor consists of up to 20% renewable materials from a bio-feedstock – ensuing in an total extra sustainable merchandise.

The smooth surface of FreeForm permits for seats to be cleaned much more immediately and simply. The seat handles can also be taken out for cleaning and program upkeep, making them attractive for mobility scenarios this sort of as journey sharing.

Magna also suggests FreeForm back panels supply a “soft touch” surface area with draw abilities of up to 4 ins. (102 mm), making a considerable amount of money of extra leg area.