Adient develops removable seat covers for ride-sharing market
With an eye in the growing market of ride-sharing services, Adient, the global leader in automotive seating, has developed removable seat covers to maintain comfort, cleanliness and individualization for drivers and passengers.
“With more people joining ride sharing organizations for the reliability, convenience and cost, keeping vehicles clean enhances the experience.” says Nick Petouhoff, executive director of engineering for Adient. “We have designed the removable seat covers to do just that.”
With an integrated zipper, Adient’s seat covers are easy to remove and clean. Covers are washable in 86 degrees F and removing the seat cover will not damage the foam in the structure. Adient foam is protected by a lining underneath the removable covers, eliminating the need to be restored or replaced.
For additional protection, Adient’s proprietary FreshPer4mance coating can be added to textile seat covers. FreshPer4mance makes textiles liquid-repellent, stain-resistant, antistatic and antimicrobial.
Besides keeping seats free of dirt and stains, the covers add a level of customization to a vehicle. Through Adient’s proprietary, in-house digital ink-jet printing capabilities automakers can test a variety of designs and colors for small series, limited editions and mass products.
Adient is a recent spinoff of parent company Johnson Controls International, a separation that was formally completed in October 2016.
With 75,000 employees operating 230 plants in 33 countries worldwide, Adient delivers automotive seating for all vehicle classes and all major automakers. The company owns 13 facilities in Mexico located in the states of Chihuahua (3), Coahuila (5), State of Mexico, Tamaulipas, Puebla, Queretaro and Tlaxcala.