Recently, We saw messages online saying that “Lasfit's car floor mats aren’t thick enough, and it doesn’t look that much different from the ordinary rubber floor mat you can buy at a corner store. Why hasn't my car floor mat been developed yet? I can't help wonder how big the difference is between the generic brand material and production technology, and whether Lasfit has really high-tech input as their website says? Why do we choose to use these high-tech technologies on Lasfit car floor MATS?”, well, Here we will structure the relevant production technology information, hoping to reveal and shed some light on the production technology used by Lasfit TPE car floor MATS for you, and also let you better distinguish the high-tech Lasfit car floor MATS from other car floor MATS!
The difference between Vacuum forming making and Injection molding making. Generally speaking, vacuum forming is used for packaging products, and injection molding is used for hardware products.
The manufacturing process of Vacuum forming floor liners uses ordinary aluminum material to make a Vacuum forming mold, mainly used on sheets of plastic is heated to a forming temperature then stretched onto a single-surface mold, and forced against the mold by a vacuum. Only one mold is needed for a car model, the production cost is $10,000, the development cycle of Vacuum forming is about 10 days, some even lower.
As for Lasfit’s injection molding mat, the production process needs first-class state of the art steel, each pad needs two pure steel grinding tools, injecting the materials molten by heat into a mold then cooling and solidifying them. A model of the mold can cost of up to 100,000 to 200,000 US dollars, a model of the development time takes three months.
Thus it can be seen that the cost of injection molding is 10-20 times that of vacuum forming.
The production method of Vacuum forming is to make thin sheets of materials, then heat them, vacuum adsorb them on the mold, cool them and shape them, and then cut off the excess parts. Most of the fast-food boxes, packaging, and the shell of some tie bar boxes commonly seen in our market are made by Vacuum forming technology.
Advantages: The advantages of this process are relatively low manufacturing cost and high efficiency.
Disadvantages: but the downside are very obvious, first, every time after the Vacuum forming shape the excess parts of the material needs cutting, trimming, which produce large amounts of waste, and most of these waste materials are reused and forced onto the back of other materials. second,It is only suitable for processing some thin products, adsorption is too thick to finalize the design and becomes difficult to mold if there any mistakes in the molding forming process
third,it is a hard material, will not be able to finalize the design if it is too soft.
fourth,Thickness control ability, can't do regional distinctions, cannot make parts of the liner to be thicker, where its already thin.last, is the surface texture is simpler, rougher actually, it is difficult to make complex and beautiful texture, because of the restrictions to design, since production process already causes a lot of air pollution.
Injection molding process.
The Injection molding consists of the high pressure injection of the raw material into a mold, which shapes the polymer into the desired form.Molds can be of a single cavity or multiple cavities. In multiple cavity molds, each cavity can be identical and form the same parts or can be unique and form multiple different geometries (Shapes, figures) during a single cycle. Molds are generally made from tool steels
Advantages: no waste regeneration or having “extra material” laying around after the initial mold, With comfortable feet and accurate molding Lasfit can produce very complex and aesthetically beautiful texture, all while not producing environmental pollution
Disadvantages: : High cost to make and long periods of time for new models to form
PVC, recycled rubber, synthetic OPT, nylon fiber and artificial leather are used as the main materials for traditional automobile car floor mats, but these traditional materials are pretty much obsolete in today’s age. These materials when exposed in high temperature environments will release toxic gases or molecules, in while being inside the car, a confined space for a long periods of time will be harmful to the human body (Causes headaches and respiratory problems), especially to infants. At the same time, most of these materials are hard in texture as they won’t mold firmly to your vehicle as time goes on and are unfortunately easy to deform and crack in high and low temperature environments. Some materials even produce large amounts of toxic gases in combustion (fire) car accidents, causing breathing difficulties and life risks in those scenarios.
Advantages: Low production cost
Disadvantages: plastic like-strong, easy to deformation cracking in cold and hot temperatures, not conducive to health, not environmentally protective, highly flammablein the combustion caused by car accidents produce a lot of toxic gas
Lasfit is made of 100% pure regenerated Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) material. Depending on the environment, TPEs have outstanding thermal properties and material stability when exposed to a broad range of temperatures and non-polar materials. TPEs consume less energy to produce, can be colored easily by most dyes, and allow economical quality control. TPE requires little or no compounding, with no need to add reinforcing agents, stabilizers or cure systems since our molding process is accurate enough to not produce mistakes. Hence, Setting and waste components are nonexistent, leading to Improved sincerity. TPE materials are widely used in food production, infant products and medical supplies so you know you’ll be safe when using our car floor liners. With having your health and safety in mind, we use TPE from HEXPOL, Sweden, which is also a raw material supplier to Volvo.
Disadvantages: High cost
Advantages: feet feel comfortable, barely feels like there’s anything there yet feel protective, no environmental pollution, harmless to human body, good physical characteristics is not easily prone to deformation and cracking, and when burned will not release toxic gas and all while having a beautiful futuristic look
Lasfit Car floor liners are the most advanced state of the art Injection molding manufacturing process in the industry that combined with the Swedish high-quality pure TPE material for the molding of your car are used to protect the health of the original factory floor and your family. What other famous brands you know use the latest technology as we do? Share our primary responsibility/goal for the health and safety of you and your family? Who is as responsible for the environment as we are? We strive to reduce our costs and profit margins so that you can use Lasfit, the most comfortable and safest floor mat in the world, at almost half the original price. So who? We’re still waiting?
A floor mat is a carpet protection accessory and is mostly made of carpeting matter to match your car's floor covering. Moreover, many are made of long-lasting plastic or rubber to withstand the wear and tear, and to brush off dirt, snow, and water to shield the interior. You can easily detach them for cleaning and replacement.
A high-quality customized floor mat has the ability to splendidly enhance your car's interior. Therefore, adding new mats is a pocket-friendly way to elevate the appearance of your machine on wheels, besides having an added comfort. Moreover, they safeguard your automobile’s interior from debris and everyday wear and tear, thereby preserving the value of your car. Lastly, the driver’s side floor mats protect the shoes by absorbing dirt and moisture.
A customized fit floor mat is designed to conform precisely to your vehicle's floor contour and specifications. Also, such floor mats may or may not be same as the OEM mats depending on the manufacturer.
Most of us use the terms floor liners and floor mats interchangeably, without realizing that there is a noteworthy difference between them. A floor mat is engineered with deep pockets, ridges, and channels and lays flat along the car floors. It can hold liquid, thereby covering your accidental spill. Lasfit floor mats are ideal if you have a young family prone to a lot of spilling. A floor liner has tall outer edges that splendidly contour to the sides of the vehicle’s floorboards. Moreover, it comes stocked with nibbed backing, which makes sure that irrespective of the passengers’ movement, your floor liner doesn’t move an inch. It’s the perfect defense against work-boots.