mobiltex 388 soft-top material
The highlight is an all-new soft-top fabric: mobiltex 388. This product exhibits far fewer white marks, creases, crow's feet, displaced threads and sink marks than similar fabrics available on the market. “Even if the convertible soft top is used frequently, the material has to fit precisely with the body of the vehicle. And this is the case with mobiltex 388. Thanks to its outstanding resilience, the material continues to fit perfectly with the supporting structure,” says Weißhaar.
As with the company’s other brands, production and customisation take place at the Emsdetten site. Here, it is also possible to order smaller quantities for special editions. This allows a multitude of designs.
„Our new innovation also results in commercial opportunities for the automotive industry“, points out Weißhaar. Special equipment such as folding mechanisms and pads become a thing of the past, whereas process times can be reduced. “It is also possible to optimise batch sizes and lead times, with further potential savings coming as a result of width optimisation.” Furthermore, the manufacturer is doing their bit for sustainability, as the fabric is recyclable.