1. Airbag Seam Tape
  2. Bias Binding Tape
  3. Cut Tape
  4. Edging Tape
  5. Flame Retardant Tapes
  6. Luminescent Tapes
  7. Piping and Cord Piping
  8. Printed Textile Tapes
  9. Punched Tapes
  10. Reflective Tape
  11. Ruffle Tape
  12. Sealing Tape
  13. Seam Joining Tape – Topp Speedfix
  14. Seam Reinforcement
  15. Self-Adhesive Tapes
  16. Tunnel Tape
  17. Underwire Tape
  18. Waistband
  19. Woven Filtration Tube
  20. Woven Tubular Fabric

Seam Joining Tape – Topp Speedfix

Up to now, the assembly and covering of high-quality interior trim in the area of instrument panels and door trim, analogously also in parts of the furniture industry, has been carried out by means of a complex - predominantly manual - and resource-intensive process. Through the cooperation of interior assembly manufacturers, surface manufacturers, adhesive producers and sewing machine technicians, it was possible to develop market-ready prototypes of a new type of textile composite (called Speedfix® system), the use of which enables considerable savings potential in the production of interior components such as instrument panels, centre consoles, door panels and seats, as well as upholstered furniture. Weight, transport and cycle times as well as previous machine costs can thus be significantly reduced.

Thanks to the novel, patented seam joining tape Topp®Speedfix, the sewing process developed by Wrapping Solutions allows considerable cost savings (cycle times, personnel, energy) of the previously manual sewing process for decorative seams to be realised through first-time automation by means of the Speedfix® system using automatic sewing machines. Due to the special shape of the tape, the decorative sewing of a headrest, for example, can be done in about nine seconds. This was previously unthinkable and makes daily work much easier. As a result, one operator is able to operate up to three sewing machines at the same time, with a saving of 50 %-80 % in the purchase costs of the machines and shorter learning phases for the employees.

Furthermore, the material consumption of the surface fabrics is reduced by the new sewing process and cutting. The driving force behind the development of the Topp®Speedfix system was the reduction of cycle times in the area of pre-fusing instrument panels, centre consoles and door panels with straight and concave/convex seam patterns. Reduced cycle times of up to 70 % enable massive cost savings in the process and significantly lower energy consumption, thus making a sustainable contribution to environmental protection. Furthermore, the Topp®Speedfix system with its stretchability for decorative and functional seams ensures higher process reliability and correspondingly less waste in the area of pre-fixing instrument panels, centre consoles and door panels.

The novel technology offers the opportunity to reconfigure the entire process chain in the area of sewing and laminating textiles, leather and imitation leather surfaces in the area of seats, headrests as well as instrument panels, centre consoles and door panels in a new and more environmentally friendly way. Not only can the aforementioned cycle times and energy costs be massively reduced, but also the question of the location of the production facilities for these process steps, which have so far only been located in low-wage countries, with the associated massive transport costs, can be rethought.