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Coated and laminated textile fabrics

Definitions, applications, and attributes of coated and laminated fabrics

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Fabric surface modification is a novel technique by coating and lamination which can improve structural performances. It provides the opportunities to manufacturer the special fabrics like water-proof resistant tarpaulins, coverings, large tents and architectural uses, back coating for upholstery including auto seats, food, medical applications, parachutes, woven curtains, for heat-sensitive fabrics, automotive fabrics, disposable hospital apparel etc. the recent developments also enhanced the lamination and coating technique into state-of-art process of the future in textile field.

Typical Applications of Coated/Laminated Fabrics

Coating and lamination techniques are used to add properties to fabrics which do not have those assumed by textile fabrics. Having widespread application across a range of technical textiles sectors, they increase functionality and durability as well as value. They can include; waterproofness, increased abrasion, stain, flame and UV resistance, retro-reflection or fluorescence, anti-microbial or phase change materials.

Usually, the back of the fabric surface is laminated, so as to not affect the design look of the fabric face, and in the case of the Hydrophilic membranes, these are more effective worn close to the body. All this criterion is to be taken into consideration before coating and lamination are done with appropriate application of adhesive. The definition between the two is a technicality relating to the application method, generally, coatings are applied to a fabric in their preparatory state, often in liquid form. Lamination requires the pre-preparation of a laminate membrane that is then applied to the textile.

The application for coated and laminated textiles is widespread across a variety of technical textile sectors, these include:

Coating and Laminated materials cut across all industry segments!

  • Agriculture
    • Bulk containers
    • Fencing Seed/crop covers
    • Bags
    • Shade materials
    • Irrigation systems
    • Pond liners
    • Irrigation Hoses
    • Safety fencing
    • Wind covers
  • Construction
    • Concrete Curing
    • Safety Vests
    • Hoses
    • Conveyor Belting
    • Truck covers
    • Drainage ditches
    • Substrate preparation
    • Architectural structures
    • Shoe uppers and linings
    • Artificial leather/bags/belts
    • Rainwear
  • Clothing
    • Garment linings
    • Backing/stiffeners
    • Water/stain repellants
    • Combining different materials
    • Gloves Hats
  • Geotextiles
    • Settling pond liners
    • Irrigation liners
    • Landfill liners & covers
    • Soil stabilizers
    • Erosion barriers
  • Home Furnishings
    • Upholstery
    • Trim
    • Carpet backing
    • Drapery backing
    • Bedding
    • Artificial leather
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  • Industrial
    • Conveyor belts
    • Filtration
    • Barrier materials
    • Field covers
    • Abrasive backing
    • Mechanical rubber goods
  • Medical
    • Barrier materials
    • Implants
    • Bandages
    • Prosthetic Devices
    • Gloves
    • Incontinence materials
    • Upholstery
    • Body Bags
    • Hygiene products
  • Transportation
    • Seating/Trim for automotive, trucks, aircraft, buses
    • Hoses/Belts
    • Tires
    • Headlining
    • Seating
    • Carpeting
    • Airbags
    • Truck covers
  • Sport/Leisure
    • Athletic shoes
    • Artificial leather/bags/belts
    • Rainwear
    • Backpacks
    • Tents
    • Exercise Mats
    • Exercise Equipment Balls
    • Seating
    • Field Covers
  • Packaging
    • Bulk containers
    • House Wrap
    • Lumber Wrap
    • Gas holding
    • Barrier packaging
    • Liquid bulk storage/hauling
    • Waterproof materials
  • Protective
    • Gloves
    • Cut/slash resistant materials
    • Aprons
    • Clean Room Chemical/Haz-Mat suits
    • Footwear
    • Space suits

The coating and laminating industry is large, fragmented and exciting. There is a need for quality product development and for research and development of new products and processes. Innovation and creativity are the keys to the future!

Coatings and laminates will interact differently with the fabric depending on their material usage and application technology methods and use of modern machines; this is due to the way in which they affix to the textile surface. While the productivity of the coating and laminating system that is in place is important, the flexibility of the service provider’s custom coating and laminating operations is critical to success.

Production speed and the versatility of the service provider’s coating and/or laminating methods are crucial factors to consider when deciding on the appropriate service provider. Other distinctions the separate average coating and laminating providers from skilled ones include a high level of process monitoring, process control, high-end technical specifications, and automation – all of which lead to a much likelier customer satisfaction rating.

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  2. Alice Carroll says

    Thanks for the pointing out that combine fabric is also a term that means the same things as coated fabrics. I will keep that in mind when shopping for PVC-coated fabrics in the future. I might miss some products when browsing from using the wrong terminology.


  3. ashok hakoo says

    You can contact me for any advise on technical fabrics.

  4. Sunil Kasat says

    In search of Proper consultant for technical textile & coating industry

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