3-layer OPW is a method that enables automatic curving when
deployed for the airbag to unfold closely against people and can
have a bigger range of protection.
Global Safety Textiles (GST) is an airbag fabric and cushion
manufacturer that has close partnerships with major tier-1
customers worldwide. GST uses yarns for airbags produced
by Hyosung Advanced Materials and actively responds to
various needs of customers based on their techniques
cumulated over a long time as they possess all processes
necessary to manufacture airbag fabrics and cushions.
'Dominating the airbag sector with the title of being “the first in the world”
We develop airbags of new concepts that can protect varied positions of passengers as fully autonomous driving
technologies become commercialized.
Flat fabric for airbags consists of nylon 66 and polyester as raw materials and is a fabric manufactured with threads for airbags.
Since the body first comes in contact with airbag fabric if a collision occurs, it must be made with harmless and safe materials.
GST supplies customers with a wide range of flat fabrics and high-density, high-con products that require specially coated fabrics with exceptional techniques and ultimately ensures customers’ safety by producing airbags in different shapes for diverse purposes.
The airbag cushion is a flat fabric sewn and made into a cushion. These airbag cushions are installed in every vehicle to minimize injuries to passengers including the driver.
GST is qualified with outstanding techniques and stable production capabilities even in the development and commercialization of airbag cushions appropriate to the new concept of future mobility.
OPW is a more evolved airbag cushion made with technology that allows the airbag to be inflated for a specific time to protect passengers in a vehicle rollover.
Rather than the conventional method of using silicone, GST uses major patented technology for OPW that inhibits gas permeation to the outer surface of the fabric by applying heat indirectly to the film. GST produces OPW that can more safely protect passengers by minimizing gas outflow and maximizing inflation time to protect passengers in a rollover. It is used in curtain airbags to protect passengers’ heads and shoulders.
Vehicles are equipped with various safety devices, but the key to protecting passengers along with seatbelts is airbags. The performance of the airbag is determined by the fabric, thus flat fabric.
The best manufacturer of flat fabric for airbags in the world is GST, Hyosung Advanced Materials’ airbag brand.
Airbags for non-vehicles