Reliable fasteners for safety and comfort within vehicle interiors
Our connecting elements improve the safety and comfort of vehicle interiors.
Automotive fasteners contribute to a coherent appearance in vehicle interiors thanks to various designs and material possibilities. Our fasteners can secure both panelling and strips in the interior, as well as securely connect carpets and seats to the vehicle body.
A balance of simple and easy assembly as well as high holding forces are a key feature of our fastening system.
Areas of application for ITW vehicle interior fastening solutions
Plenty of materials, devices and components used in vehicle interiors require fixed connections in order to be functional and safe. This is why we offer a wide portfolio of fasteners. You can rely on our solutions for both universal use and special tasks. Our fastening solutions can be developed for your specific application and are generally easy to install and have a high holding power. We can design, for example, Panel Clips, Grommets, Routing Clips, Screwless Fasteners, U-Nuts, Bodywork Anchors, Airbag Clips, Cargo Fasteners and much more. For this, we provide different designs for fasteners within the same applications.
Door panels and mechanism
Heartflex 3-lobe Clip:
Designed to attach panelling. This clip builds up optimal tension and, thanks to the three lobes, offers positional accuracy, tolerance compensation, holding power and stability during assembly. With metal, plastic or aluminium supports, this clip is very easy to maintain.
Heartflex 2-lobe Clip:
The Heartflex Clip with two lobes was developed for good tension build-up, tolerance compensation, holding power and stability. This clip particularly shows its advantages when used for metal carriers.
Door Panel Clip:
This universal clip for door panels was designed by us to ensure reusability with almost constant retention forces. Maintenance and repairs are made easier because this fastener can be reused. The panel retaining clip shows its strength with its good retaining forces on door panels of different sheet metal thickness and hole tolerances of installation holes in sheet metal.
Door Crash Clip:
This clip attaches into the door, providing metal threads for attaching the door panel. The solution has a sealing function: the soft rubber lip on an additional plastic part protects both screws and holes from splash water and moisture.
Nutplate Door Striker:
Our Nutplate Door Striker Fasteners offer a light, strong fastening with tolerance compensation for the integrated door modules. Without using any weld nuts, the welded and fixed plates are reusable if the screw is damaged and offer optimized vibration resistance. The Smart-Joint technology helps to create a strong connection between the elements to avoid loosening of the screw during its service life.
Door Hinge Nutplate:
These components offer a lighter weight door hinge attachment. This is made possible with the use of thin, weldable and heat-treated steel alongside the elimination of traditional welded threaded nuts and its integral weld rivet. The achievable weight reduction is about 50% (when compared to traditional solutions). These reinforcement plates are designed for a fully automated setting process in production lines.
Door Hook Welded:
Our Door Hook Welded fasteners are another fastening solution for door panels. The cladding panel is hung either in the door module or door structure using the welded-on shoe attachment and then fastened with screws on the door handle area. There are different versions of this fastener with different welding area geometries and colours to form a Poka-Yoke element as well as to easily visualise different fastening directions.
Carpet and floor systems
The carpet clip manages to be both sturdy and aesthetic. Its colour can be adapted to the interior design of the vehicle. This mounting solution consists of four elements that are connected to form two brackets. These in turn create a reliable attachment of floor mats to the interior floor. In total, this solution is designed not only to keep floor mats in place but also for quick release and reattachment by the vehicle user.
The KwickOn principle is a fastening solution that only has to be pressed onto a welding stud and not screwed in. This not only shortens the assembly time, it also reduces the amount of necessary assembly workers. Due to high holding forces, stability is ensured. Should disassembly ever be necessary, this can be achieved easily and non-destructively.
Curtain Airbag Clip:
Developed to enable quick installation in the vehicle and to also withstand high loads when the airbag is deployed. The Curtain Airbag Clip also includes optional functions for verification and traceability, allowing verification of correct installation by a camera system. The result? Elimination of the need for additional human controls.
Luggage and Cargo Rings:
For the car and van market, we offer a wide range of Luggage and Cargo Rings . They meet high mechanical requirements and are provided with various coatings, pre-assembled bolts, spacers and/or plastic covers.
This clip is an innovative new ITW development. It keeps both fairings and panels securely in place, even in the event of a crash.
Innovations from ITW Global Fasteners
Torsion Clip with Lever for low door panels
The Torsion Clip with Lever was developed for low door panels. Despite the limited space available in these situations, the plastic fastener is easy to assemble and disassemble. The door panel is kept in place reliably and securely.
Assembly time reduction – Simple snap-in assembly
Ergonomic – Designed for low insertion force with feedback through clicking sound
Robust – High holding power
Reusable – Unlimited reusability without deformation of plastic
Versatile – Available in a variety of different designs for a multitude of applications
Assembly and disassembly:
For installation, the quick fastener is simply pushed into the corresponding hole in the metal frame of the door and clicked into place.
To remove, the clip is loosened via a small slot in the door panel using a screwdriver. If the small lever is pushed upwards, the panel becomes detached from the door.
Screwless Luggage Ring
The Screwless Luggage Ring can be installed seamlessly without the need for tools. How? It is simply pressed into the metal surface and the protective cap is closed. Alongside the massively reduced assembly time, it is easy to check that the ring has been installed correctly. The cap only closes when the metal leg is snapped correctly onto the metal clip.
Ergonomic – Simple click assembly with integrated error control.
Productive – Easy installation without tools
Robust – Allows heavy loads to be tied down and provides anti-twist protection
Lightweight – Up to 54% lighter than comparable products due to fewer parts.