Patent Number: 6,612,608

Title: Instrument panel for a vehicle and process for production thereof

Abstract: The invention concerns an instrument panel for a vehicle having a formstable plastic carrier, a cover layer, optionally a layer including a foammaterial, and at least one flap-like tear-open part for the airbag of anairbag module. The flap-like tear-open part is defined by separation linesand a hinge area. The flap-like tear open part is provided with areinforcement having at least one flexible layer. The layer is providedwith through holes, which are perfused with the material of the carrier insuch a manner, that the inner most carrier layer covers over the flexiblelayer in the manner of narrow or shallow elevations.

Inventors: Schmidt; Werner (Alzenau, DE), Rick; Ulrich (Roxheim, DE), Wagner; Udo (Russelsheim, DE), Losekamm; Denis (Aschaffenburg, DE)


International Classification: B60R 21/20 (20060101); B60R 021/20 ()

Expiration Date: 09/02015