Introduction of R&D center

Research and develop new technology

With a passion and eagerness for challenges,
we open up new possibilities and move toward advanced technology.

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History

2003

Established R&D Center

2006

Technical support contract with Seton

2006

Launched South Korea’s first natural leather wrapping

2008

Built the R&D center in Asan

2008

Technical support contract with Majur in India

2011

Technical data [developed the textile with natural traditional Korean paper for the internal vehicle parts] Started the research for seat covers

2014

Began custom business

2015

Established KAPP office in Nagoya, Japan

2017

IP-R&D Awarded by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (Patent Grand Prize)

2018

South Korea’s first Crash Pad faux leather wrapping

2019

HKMC DFSS Accomplishment and cooperation award

Advance Strategy

“Sustaining Innovation”

by improving the competitiveness of the existing products

“Market Creating Innovation”

by conducting research on new power equipment

“Efficiency Innovation”

through efficient innovation

“Sustaining Innovation”

by improving the competitiveness of the existing products

“Market Creating Innovation”

by conducting research on new power equipment

“Efficiency Innovation”

through efficient innovation

advance strategy

R&D FIELD_Design Process

process

R&D Results

Upgrade the vanity lamp for sun visors

· Application of hidden lighting for the cosmetic mirror in the sun visors

· Application of the pattern for cosmetic mirror and upgrade vanity lamp

Improve competitiveness for the leather wrapping (C/PAD)

· Technical coalition with Seton (2006) and South Korea’s first natural leather wrapping technology

· Mass production of the C/PAD main panel natural leather wrapping

· Improved the touch by applying 3D Mesh / Application of the Invisible Type air bag

· Developed PU Faux leather for C/PAD wrapping

· Increased production and car types for the wrapping of C/PAD main panel faux leather

· Mass production of 3D Mesh air bag

Research Results

1) Intellectual property rights

· Sun visors with damper device (USA 13/612,304)

· Glove box with holders for electronic devices (South Korea 10-2014-0037652)

· Unibody sun visor skin (South Korea 10-2015-0020663)

· Light guide for vehicle sun visors (South Korea 10-2016-0065064)

· Application methods and cosmetic devices of the skin material for sun visors and sun visors created with the aforementioned method(South Korea 10-2015-0128882)

· Sun visor sliding device (South Korea 10-2018-0032022)

· Pivot arm with a power supply structure for vehicle sun visors (South Korea 10-2018-0032024)

· Head rest for car seats with a mood boosting feature and the cars that come with them, and the method of use thereof(South Korea 10-2018-0050100)

· Internal parts that have vulnerable spots for vehicles (South Korea 10-2018-0060649)

· Displacement for car seats using a magnetic holding device and the cars that feature them (South Korea 10-2019-0000367)

· And 100 other patents, 90 of them registered

2) Research papers

· Automatic checkup system for the sewing quality of SAB fool proof sewing machine and the process development thereof (Automobile Safety Society 2014)

· Developed sun visors with TOLED Navigation using Smart Phone Bluetooth features (Korean Society of Automotive Engineers 2014)

· Application of natural leather and filament cloth material for the development of a highly sensitive crash pad (Korean Society of Automotive Engineers 2015)

· Research on fashionable car seat designs to develop seamless car seats (The Society of Fashion & Textile Industry 2017)

· Development of seamless seats with TPU Hotmelt (Korean Society of Automotive Engineers 2017)

· Research on car seat designs that can apply seamless patterns (The Society of Fashion & Textile Industry 2018)

· Research on adhesive traits to develop seamless car seats (Korean Society of Automotive Engineers 2018)

· Analysis on adhesive traits to develop seamless car seats (Korean Society of Automotive Engineers 2018)

· Research on adhesive traits to develop seamless car seats (Korean Society of Automotive Engineers 2019)

· Research on seamless car seats based on seat cover design patterns and structure development (The Society of Fashion & Textile Industry 2019)

· Research on material and pattern developed from 3D mapping and scans for car seat head rests (The Society of Fashion & Textile Industry 2019)