Custom fabric treatments
Thanks to the use of a wide range of material combinations, coatings and colours, our fabric can be tailored individually to your future application scenario.
In this way, the right combination of properties to meet your requirements can be found for every conceivable application.
FC – fluorocarbon treatment
An FC treatment gives the fabric hydrophobic properties, i.e. repellent to moisture, soiling and oil.
FR – flame-retardant treatment
Here, various substances are used to treat the outer surface of the fabric material to make it flame-retardant. The method used here is a dip-coating technique or the Foulard process.
IRR – Infrared remission
By incorporating IR particles into the dye, the remission spectrum is altered so that the fabric treated becomes very hard to detect with night-sight cameras or is rendered effectively invisible. With some colours, a pigment printing stage is also necessary.
PU – Polyurethane
Polyurethane is used for compact, waterproof coatings, as well as micropore and pore-less coatings. PU-treated polyamides or polyesters are waterproof and windproof, and resistant to wear and cold temperatures.
FR PU – Flame-retardant polyurethane coating
A polyurethane-based coating that incorporates flame-retardant substances to reduce combustibility.
The term “synthetic rubber” refers to elastic polymers used to make rubber materials. This kind of coating offers good flame protection coupled with high wear resistance.
Protection against all kinds of vectors (i.e. insects, in the sense of vector-borne diseases). The active ingredient permethrin acts as a neurotoxin, hindering insects from landing or feeding.
PVC (polyvinyl chloride) is not water-absorbent and is resistant to acids, bases, alcohols, oils and petroleum. It stops burning rapidly in the absence of a flame. Unlike other engineering plastics such as polyethylene or polypropylene, the high chlorine content of PVC gives it excellent flame-resistant properties.
Here, the fabric is coated with a very thin film of silicone. This is an important step for parachutes, so as to reduce friction when the parachute is opened in the air.
Silver ions are incorporated into the fabric to give it antimicrobial properties that inhibit the growth of bacteria. The ions are biocompatible, and reduce microbial odour development in/on textiles to improve textile hygiene.