Market and technology outlook of door trim panels
Use of lightweight, sustainable materials remains a key focus area for door trim panel suppliers, however, megatrends like autonomous driving and shared mobility services have emerged as key challenges for their long-term growth
Door trim panels, the lightweight structure on the inside of a vehicle’s door, mainly serves as an interface between the occupant and the inner working of the doors. They also contribute toward occupant protection, maintaining noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) levels, and functioning as housing for door elements. These panels also enhance the appearance of the vehicle interior and help automakers to deliver higher in-vehicle experience.