Coatings are used to enhance the physical and mechanical characteristics of textile substrates; the addition of a coating can generate enhanced properties for the system.
At Tex Tech, we are expert textile coaters who know how to select and apply the ideal polymer system to allow the finished product to perform to its maximum potential. Depending on the specific needs, we can tailor the coatings application to one or both sides of the textile fabric and apply multiple different coatings to layer different improvements. Polymer coatings can be specifically designed to boost targeted performance factors—the list of potential performance enhancement capabilities is virtually limitless but often include:
- Abrasion resistance
- Adhesion promotion
- Air holding
- Flame resistance
- Increased durability
- Noise abatement
- Thermal resistance
We have the capability to apply solvent, aqueous, and 100% solid coatings. The methods we use to apply include:
- Direct (knife over roll, knife over table, knife over air)
- Immersion (dip-coating)
- Reverse roll coating
- Heat lamination
- Adhesive lamination
- Transfer coating
Coating System Technologies
The acquisition of Tex Tech Coatings enhances our internal capabilities. We leverage a number of differentiated formulations and processes to address even the most demanding heat, strength, and chemical performance needs.
Our extensive range of coating system technologies provide custom solutions enabled by our in-house chemical compounding processes. Tex Tech’s coating systems are solvent-capable and compatible with both aqueous and 100% solid coating options.
We also offer coatings for the following in widths ranging up to 100 inches:
A well-rounded set of polymer coating systems rounds out our capabilities and offerings. Our polymer coating systems can apply multiple coats in just one pass and are capable of performing surface enhancements upon request.
We offer a broad variety of coating material options. Our available coatings include:
- Rubber (natural, nitrile, chloroprene, EPDM, fluoroelastomer)
Tex Tech’s Extensive Coating Technology Capabilities
At Tex Tech, our coating technology capabilities are second to none. When paired with our team’s extensive processing capabilities and vast knowledge of textiles, we can provide end-to-end custom solutions for clients in a broad set of applications.
Our custom processes include:
- Bias shifting
- Edge treatments
We also rely on an environmentally conscious solvent recovery system, which ensures that potentially hazardous or harmful toluene solvents are collected and reused. We believe that any step to mitigate damage to the environment is the right choice. To further this belief, we have gone the extra mile to make our coatings facility 100% landfill free. This not only reduces costs but, reflects well on our clients’ brands as they can demonstrate a partnership with a supplier that uses ethical practices.
Our lab is outfitted for extensive analytical capabilities and an accelerated development timeline. We offer molecular-level material science analysis services in tandem with a number of other testing capabilities.
Our in-house chemical compounding team offers a variety of analytical services, such as:
- Scanning electron microscopy (SEM)
- Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA)
- Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)
- SEM with energy-dispersive x-ray analysis (EDXA)
- Gas chromatography-Mass spectrometry (GS-MC)
- Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)
Coating Services from Tex Tech Coating
At Tex Tech, we believe safety and quality are paramount to all the work we do. We hold a variety of industry certifications that demonstrate our commitment to safety and ethical practices, such as:
- IATF 16949 Quality Registration
- ISO 14001 environmental
- Zero-landfill status
- Six Sigma Black Belt process and safety oversight
- A2LA accreditation for mechanical testing
Please contact us for more information about Tex Tech’s extensive coating technology capabilities and how they can benefit your project.