Textile overmolding

Discover textile overmolding, a hard-wearing, multi-purpose innovation.

Textile overmolding process

Textile overmolding is a manufacturing process in which textile parts are integrated into plastic components by molding. This combines the advantages of textiles (such as softness, comfort and insulation) with those of plastics (such as strength and durability).


The textile overmolding process begins by cutting and preparing the textile parts to the required specifications. Next, the textile parts are placed in a mold and the molten plastic material is injected into the mold to fuse with the textile. Once the material has cooled and solidified, the molded part is removed from the mold and ready for use.


At Louison Industries, advanced automation is integrated into the textile overmolding process, reducing production costs and accelerating delivery times. This approach also guarantees consistent quality for all parts produced, offering you a cost-effective and efficient solution for your industrial projects.

Multi-material overmolding

At Louison Industries, we’ve mastered multi-material overmolding, intelligently combining various textiles and plastics to create customized products. Textile overmolding offers design flexibility that lets you innovate and stand out in the marketplace.

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Strength and durability of textile overmolding

Textile overmolding provides increased resistance to shock and vibration, by combining the properties of textile and plastic. This process guarantees stronger, more durable parts, ensuring longer life and higher quality for your products.

Overmolding applications on textiles

Textile overmolding has a wide range of applications in a variety of industrial sectors. Our customers from the automotive, electronics, sports, medical and other sectors benefit from our expertise in textile overmolding to design customized parts to meet their specific needs.

It offers several advantages in the automotive sector: it improves occupant comfort by offering a softer feel to the touch. It can also improve vehicle soundproofing and thermal insulation. What’s more, it allows greater design freedom in terms of shapes, textures and colors.

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Consulting, research and manufacturing

Our innovative approach allows us to accompany you as a true partner, from the project idea to the industrialization of the finished product.


Our large experience in the world of textiles and plastics processes enables us to advise and guide you in your choice of products. If you encounter technical problems with one of your textile or plastic products, we are here to find solutions. Tell us about your projects so that we can help you solve your problems. We are no longer just your supplier, we become your partner!

R & D

Basic and experimental research is in the company's DNA. We are always on the lookout for new technologies from our suppliers and partners, so that we can offer you the most innovative solutions on the market. Our 2 laboratories allow us to carry out all kinds of research, development and tests quickly in order to develop and perfect new manufacturing processes and new materials.


We are able to design products from existing models or we can create a new product based on your specifications or a jointly developed specification. We study the constraints linked to the realization of your product, and we propose the most economical solution that meets your needs. If we can integrate a large part of eco-responsibility from the design stage, we will do so with passion.

FAQ | Textile overmolding

Textile overmolding is widely used in the automotive industry for a variety of applications, including vehicle interior trim, door panels, headrests, armrests, gearshift handles, seat covers and interior design elements.

Textile materials commonly used in automotive overmolding are generally synthetic fiber-based fabrics, such as polyester, nylon and polypropylene. These materials offer the wear resistance, durability and ease of maintenance required for automotive applications.

Some of the challenges associated with textile overmolding in the automotive sector include ensuring compatibility between the textile materials and the plastics used, guaranteeing solid adhesion between the two materials, and maintaining the physical properties of the textile after the overmolding process.

Textile overmolding can be considered environmentally friendly to a certain extent. The use of textile materials can reduce the amount of plastic used in automotive components, which can have a positive impact on the environment. However, it is important to consider the durability of textile materials.

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With LOUISON INDUSTRIES, benefit from more than 140 years of know-how and experience in the field of textiles and plastics processes.

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