Apex Mills

INDUSTRIES — Automotive

Apex Mills' fabrics are in cars nationwide; on door panels, headliners, set covers, and seat cushions, our fabrics are making your ride more comfortable.

AUTOMOTIVE CASE STUDIES
  • Style: ND29

    Industry type: Automotive

    Fabric types:
    SOLID KNITS

    Design Goal:
    PERFORMANCE

    Content:
    Polyester

    Weight: 3.2

    Automotive

    PROBLEM SHARED

    A manufacturer of automotive wiping cloths felt "locked in" to their existing fabric supplier. They were dissatisfied with their suppliers' responsiveness and pricing.


    PROBLEM SOLVED

    We identified each of the fabric characteristics that were important to the end user. This was followed by a thorough analysis of the relevant patent. Using its own previously developed knitting techniques, we were able to submit to the customer a new fabric, which addressed the desired characteristics, but avoided any patent conflict. 

    Apex worked together with the manufacturer to design and create a less expensive fabric that offers the same functionality, but doesn't infringe on the patent.


    RESULTS REALIZED

    The manufacturer is now no longer constrained by the patented fabric and is able to gain greater market share with the new, less expensive fabric.

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