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Coating and laminating

A UK company has revealed how it makes cross-linked, superabsorbent polymer-coated fabrics for use as barrier materials in such as geomembranes, and underground and submarine cables.

Coating and lamination: novel technologies to add functionality

At a congress in Belgium towards the end of 2011, leading figures from the coating and laminating sector debated the emerging technologies that they believe will shape the future of the industry. Ian Holme attended on behalf of Technical Textiles International.

Lacom Vertriebs GmbH Laminating and Coating Machines of Lauchheim, Germany, has developed a machine it claims is capable of producing a three-layer laminate in a single pass.
EMS-Griltech makes hot-melt adhesives (called Griltex), which are based on copolyamide (CoPA) and copolyester (CoPES) and are available in granules or powder form, and technical fibres based on polyam
Dakota Coatings of Nazareth, Belgium, has launched a thermosetting adhesive powder, called Unex 1050, which is intended as an alternative to the polyethylene (PE) and phenolic powders currently used i
International Newsletters Ltd has set the dates and venue for the International Conference on Textile Coating and Laminating (TCL) 2011.
Schoeller Textil AG will show its latest innovation for the first time at Techtextil (Frankfurt, Germany, 24-26 May 2011; Hall 3.1 E71) where it intends to seek partners to help commercialize the prod
During the International Conference on Textile Coating and Laminating 2010, held in Cannes, France 4-5 November, Editor Nick Butler learned about the technologies the industry believes will drive its
At the International Conference on Textile Coating and Laminating (TCL) 2010, held in Cannes, France, 4-5 November 2010, Gary Selwyn of APJet explained why atmospheric pressure plasma jet technology i
A surface treatment that can be applied in seconds to a wide variety of textiles, giving them multiple, durable functions from a single process has quickly turned from a military research project into
Nanocoatings are pushing the boundaries for materials manufacturers across a wide range of industries, including technical textiles, reports Adrian Wilson.
The US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) claims it has found a way to protect organic fibres (such as carbon and aramids) from the catastrophic oxidation these textiles typically undergo at temperatures
A US company is developing the use of nanofibres that respond to external stimuli to modify the surfaces of a variety of substrates.
The use of coated products for prepregs is growing rapidly and this increasing demand has resulted in the development of highly innovative impregnation and coating machinery for such uses, report Andr
A US inventor, Jeffery Owens, has developed a method of attaching silicon-containing compounds to the surfaces of substrates, including fabrics, using microwave radiation.
The latest edition of the International Conference on Textile Coating and Laminating (TCL) 2010 will take place at the Novotel Cannes Montfleury Hotel in Cannes, France, from 11-12 November 2010.
Scientists in The Netherlands have proposed using plasma treatments to coat substrates with antimicrobial agents.
Coating innovations and technologies for technical textiles formed the major part of discussions at the 5th European Coating Congress held at the University College of Ghent, Belgium (9-10 September 2
US demand for coated fabrics is expected to grow an average of 2.1% a year, reaching 548 million square meters (655 million square yards) in 2012.
Developed by the US military and on the point of being commercialized by a UK-based company, a single treatment that is simple, fast and cost-effective to apply has the ability to add multiple functio
To allow a wide range of manufacturers to add the functionality and value of phase-change materials to their existing products, Outlast Technologies has developed Matrix Infusion Coating, writes Kevin
A method and a device for better controlling the flow of air around a web undergoing curtain coating is the subject of International PatentApplication WO 2006/090008.
A flame retardant (FR) that combines microencapsulated ammonium polyphosphate (APP) and melaminebased particles retained in a base material is the subject of International PatentApplicationWO 2006/075
Dow Corning's Plasma Solutions group has licensed its atmospheric pressure plasma liquid deposition (APPLD) technology for commercial coating to Freudenberg Forschungsdienste KG.
Japan's Suzutora Corp has developed a method for coating textiles with metal that allows for an even application over a wide area.
Smart and intelligent fabrics were the principal focus of the latest in the series of the highly regarded conferences, Textile Coating and Laminating, this time held in November 2006.
A method of creating a coated textile (intended for use as a press fabric in papermaking, but with wider potential applications) is the subject of International Patent WO 2004/083500.
From the 3rd European Coating Congress Ian Holme reports how textiles companies are using innovative coating and laminating methods that are economical,flexible and versatile to make novel products wi
An electroless plating method for nonwoven and woven fabrics is the subject of US Patent 6 831 034.
The above-average growth in the market for industrial textiles has created opportunities for those able to design suitable machinery to meet the diverse demands.
In the first of a series of articles on the TechniTex Core Research programme, George Stylios of Heriot-Watt University's Research Institute for Flexible Materials (RIFleX) considers the optimization
Two US companies have developed a fabric coated with phase-change material.
An improved system for applying a layer of foamed plastic to a fabric carrier is the subject of US Patent 6 495 206.
A technique for joining and laminating fabrics sheets made from materials previously thought of as unsuitable for such treatments, such as aramids and fleeces, is disclosed in International Patent WO
A US company has devised a way of extruding a foamed plastic layer into a fabric.