Automobiles and Antimicrobials

Posted on Nov 29, 2013


autoInteriors  Automobiles and Antimicrobials

Whether the active lifestyle is of your making or the making of your children, most people today are faced with a life of running from point to point. For many, the automobile is a mobile locker room where kids change from their dance shoes to soccer cleats. Carpets get muddy, seats get wet, shoulder straps get sweaty.

It’s not the major floods, but it’s the build up of minor insults over time that can make the interior of an automobile smell like a locker room.

There are a number of aesthetic factors that affect the value of an automobile but few other factors have grown as dramatically as the cabin environment. Cabin noise reduction has always been a differentiator among automotive classes. With today’s entertainment systems the cabin environment is more inviting to drivers and passengers. Just as cabin comfort is essential to safety; cleaner, greener interiors that resist nasty odors provide peace of mind and enhanced value that is recognizable to its occupants.

The shoulder strap that lies against a wet torso after a pick-up basketball game ends, the Capri-Sun that spurts all over the seat when your eight year old is trying to jab in the straw after the soccer match while you’re driving down the road at 30 miles per hour.  The trunk liner that smells a little funky because you forgot about the towels you threw in the trunk after yoga class. These are the everyday occurrences that cause automotive odors. Antimicrobial treated interior components can resolve these odors and provide a cleaner, fresher cabin environment. For more information on how this unique feature can be utilized in your automotive components contact the IAC at autoinfo@amcouncil.org.