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Contoured Seat Covers – Does Thickness Matter?

PCD is one of the industry leaders in the United States that specialize in designing and manufacturing contoured seat bags.  In case you didn’t know, contoured seat bags are typically used to protect seats not only in the plant environment but also during transit to the OEM.  As seat bags evolved from large rectangular plastic bags and into a contoured bag tailored to every seat, PC&D has remained at the top from the design and manufacturing side.  


Industry standard for seat bag thickness runs between 1.5 and 2 mil.  Since most of our clients look to us for cost-saving solutions, we’ve perfected what we call the Ultra-thin Gauge Seat Cover – it’s less than 1 mil thick yet strong enough to withstand the rigors of the plant environment.  We use virgin resin and because our seat bags are a “purer” product, run time is faster. We’ve also incorporated the use of pouches for headrests and other plastic component. These are generally used for front seats and provide additional savings. 


But is thinner better? 

The role of a seat bag is straightforward: to protect the seat from debris and dust during assembly and transport.  A well-made contoured seat bag will effectively do this no matter the thickness. 


But what about damage or tearing? 

The risk of tearing a 1 mil bag versus a 2 mil bag is relatively insignificant – both are thin respectively. 


However, the cost of producing a 1 mil bag versus a 2 mil bag is extremely significant: by reducing one of our client’s material thickness from 1.25 to .9 mil, we saved them hundreds of thousands of dollars over the life of their program. 


So, does thickness matter?  If a company wants to go green, using 50 percent less material is an environmentally conscious decision. And if a company wants to also optimize their costs? Well, PCD’s ultra-thin gauge seat bags are the way to go. 


We have extensive experience designing contoured seat bags that meet our clients’ unique needs. If you’d like to partner with us, please don’t hesitate to contact us.  We’d love to help!