Coatings and finishes enhance fabric performance

February 5th, 2016

In today’s demanding technical fabrics markets, the fabric itself is just the beginning. For the end product manufacturer to get the performance qualities necessary to meet today’s stringent regulations and to satisfy the end customer’s high expectations, it is likely that the fabric will be coated and/or laminated with other materials. In some cases, it […]

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UltraTech introduces multirepellent EverShield

August 28th, 2015

Jacksonville, Fla.-based spill-containment specialist UltraTech International Inc. has added EverShield to its product line. The fabric protection establishes a polymer coating that encases each fiber of the material, increasing durability. The coating—which deflects water, food, oil and more—maintains performance levels of long-chain fluorocarbons using the more environmentally friendly C6 fluoropolymers. The product is also water-based […]

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GKD to feature mesh constructions at Techtextil

April 22nd, 2015

Gebr. Kufferath AG (GKD) of Duren, Germany, will present its newest developments in technical textiles and nonwovens at Techtextil, May 4–7, with a focus on the company's latest material combinations: weaves and mesh finishes, including coatings, hybrid weaves and multi-dimensional mesh constructions. Coatings GKD’s coated mesh constructions optimize separation rates or improve abrasion resistance. Integrated […]

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Advances in low-pressure plasma coatings offer environmental benefits

April 10th, 2015

Plasma is considered to be the fourth state of matter; by adding energy, matter can be transformed from solid into liquid into gas into plasma. In low-pressure plasma technology, a stable and effective plasma is created by an electromagnetic discharge of a gas at low pressure and at low temperature. The molecules are decomposed into […]

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DSM upgrading Massachusetts facility

March 2nd, 2015

Royal DSM, a life sciences and materials sciences company based in Heerlen, Netherlands, is upgrading its Wilmington, Mass., manufacturing facility to produce state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly and renewable waterborne resins for inks and coatings. The company’s NeoRez, NeoRad and NeoPac resins are used in packaging, construction, flooring, automotive, textiles, decorative, adhesive and general industrial segments.

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Integrating coating technologies

February 1st, 2013

The coated textiles industry is currently in a state of flux as new markets are emerging and traditional processes (and partnerships) are being adapted in response A wide range of coating technologies and processes were showcased and explained at the 2012 International Conference on Textile Coating and Laminating (TCL) held in Valencia, Spain, in November. […]

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Top-coated for architecture

January 2nd, 2013

Seaman Corp. has two new additions to its architectural product line: Shelter-Rite® Brite™ fabrics with two high-end top coats, Kynar® fluoropolymer (Arkema) and Tedlar® fluoropolymer (DuPont). The top coats, combined with the proven high-strength Shelter-Rite base fabric, offer superior weathering, color fastness and cleanability for a new level of performance. In addition to serving as […]

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