Mass transit and automotive interiors have evolved greatly to improve comfort, style and luxury for passengers. This requires high quality materials that will stand the test of repetitive use with regular temperature fluctuation and high vibration. Manufacturers need to design and build vehicle interiors that will provide passengers with comfort and durability. The VELCRO® Brand ALFA-LOK® Fastener enables installers to deliver on these market demands while reducing labor and scrap.
Car, bus and train manufacturers need to be deliberate on what materials are used to construct their mass transit and automotive interiors. This encompasses headliners and paneling that hold important components together and provide protection for vital electrical and mechanical systems in the vehicle. Designers need to hold all of these components together with fasteners that can hold up to repetitive, long-term use, but also add the finishing touches of aesthetics and comfort for passengers.
The VELCRO® Brand ALFA-LOK® Fastener is a smart solution to secure paneling and headliners in vehicle interiors. This hook to hook fastener includes mushroom-shaped components that audibly snap into place, confirming when both pieces are fully secure. There is no need to drill and align holes, which eases labor and installation time.
Using this innovative fastener also reduces costs and waste. As opposed to traditional hardware, this fastener is easy to remove and re-align, which reduces damage to valuable materials and prevents scrap from building up. Drilling holes into materials to fasten screws and nails can cause materials to be vulnerable to corrosion, but this possibility can be avoided.
The VELCRO® Brand ALFA-LOK® Fastener is a rugged closure that can hold up to vibration, dust and the various temperature ranges that automotive interiors regularly endure. The quad shaped mushroom hooks are specifically designed to lock into place and prevent any chance of sliding. Various adhesive options are available to adhere to surface types used in vehicle interiors.
The main goal for any mass transit or automotive interior manufacturer is to provide a pleasant experience for passengers. By using VELCRO® Brand ALFA-LOK® Fasteners, you can enhance aesthetics and style by eliminating screwheads, improving durability and reducing noise and vibration. Passengers won’t notice it’s there.