A Closer Look at the Types of Coating Materials
Tex Tech Industries is a leading textile coating manufacturer that works with advanced polymer systems to customize different coating options. Our coatings enhance the properties of all types of fabric, improving their weldability, thermal protection, abrasion resistance, water resistance, air holding, antimicrobial protection, and more. We develop and patent high-tech coating technology—such as thermal protection systems for space vehicles at our cutting-edge research lab.
Here we’ll review the different types of coating materials available from Tex Tech, along with their benefits and potential applications.
Types of Coating Materials
Textile coatings come in a variety of materials depending on what each application requires. The materials we offer at Tex Tech include:
Silicone coatings add resistance to heat, flame, chemicals, abrasion, UV, and weather. Many products use silicone coatings, including thermal insulation, gaskets, automotive airbags, parachutes and protection from slag and weld spatter.
Polyurethane coatings enhance abrasion resistance and durability. For this reason, it is often the final protective layer over other industrial primers. Polyurethane coatings often enable the materials to be welded using IR, RF and heat systems.
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is a versatile polymer coating that enhances the fabric’s resistance to chemicals, corrosion, pressure, and abrasion. Many industries utilize PVC-coated materials, including wastewater treatment, food processing, oil and gas, and pharmaceuticals.
Acrylic coatings dry quickly and have a high-gloss finish. They are especially ideal as primers promoting adhesion. Acrylic also offers superior corrosion resistance for textiles and fabrics.
Phenolic epoxy coatings improve corrosion resistance. However, it does not perform well with UV exposure, so most applications for epoxy are located in indoor facilities.
Rubber coatings resist mechanical wear and tear as well as generally harsh environments. Coatings may consist of natural or synthetic rubbers, including nitrile, chloroprene, EPDM, and fluoroelastomer rubbers. The electronics, automotive, military, and medical industries rely on these types of coatings.
Fabric Coatings and Lamination by Tex Tech
Tex Tech provides advanced textile coating and lamination services for a variety of industries. Using our polymer coating systems, we enhance customer specific needs. Our coating equipment can apply aqueous, solvent, and 100% solid polymer coatings. In addition, we offer both single- and double-sided textile coatings for materials.
To ensure the secure application of each coating, we utilize methods such as direct coating, reverse roll coating, immersion coating, and heat lamination. We also provide several analytical services, including differential scanning calorimetry and thermogravimetric analysis.
With years of combined experience and resources, our team has a deep understanding of every fabric coating need. If you would like to learn more about our coating technologies and solutions, contact us today. To get started on a custom coating solution for your application, request a quote.