Silicone-coated fabrics are woven, non-woven, or knit fabrics that have a silicone coating applied to enhance certain properties of the material, such as temperature resistance, strength, flexibility, fire resistance, bacterial resistance, electrical insulation, durability, and more. Learn more about the properties and applications of silicone-coated fabrics, as well as Tex Tech’s coated fabrics capabilities.

Properties of Silicone-Coated Fabrics

Silicone coatings contribute a set of desirable properties to various base fabrics, such as:

  • High-temperature resistance
  • Weather resistance
  • Chemical resistance and chemical inertness
  • Water absorption resistance
  • Abrasion resistance
  • Flexibility
  • Ease of cleaning
  • Non-stick and anti-slip characteristics
  • Electrical insulation, depending on the type of silicone coating and base fabric

Applications of Silicone-Coated Fabrics

The enhanced properties of silicone-coated fabrics make them suitable for use in many applications, including:

  • Aerospace materials, including heat shields, life vests, life rafts, and thermal protection systems (TPS)
  • Industrial fabrics, such as those for gaskets, welding blankets, and thermal insulation blankets
  • Medical devices where protection from microbes is needed
  • Food processing equipment
  • Tents, awnings, and other outdoor gear
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) and other types of protective apparel

Tex Tech Industries: Silicone-Coating Capabilities

If you require reliable silicone-coated fabric materials for your application, Tex Tech can customize a high-performance solution based on your unique requirements. As experts in materials science and coatings like silicone, we provide top-quality fabric products for end-users and OEMs across a range of industries, including the automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, sports, personal protection, and other sectors.

In addition to silicone coating, we can enhance your required base fabric with many other materials, such as rubber, polymer, acrylic, phenolic, TPU, and PVC coatings. Woven, non-woven, or knit base fabrics are compatible with our silicone and other coating materials. We’ll collaborate closely with you to develop a fully customized solution to your specifications, crafting everything from fire-resistant aircraft materials and thermal protection systems to custom materials for composite applications. Our team can work with existing fabrics or develop a custom fabric specifically for your application.

Tex Tech maintains strict quality control standards, backed by our ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, IATF 16949:2016, and A2LA certifications. Our quality control lab is equipped with an accelerated development timeline and comprehensive analytical capabilities, with the ability to perform molecular-level material science analysis and other testing services.

Work With Tex Tech for Silicone Coated Fabrics

Silicone-coated fabrics ultimately provide numerous benefits that make them ideal for many applications across diverse industries. Whether your project needs textiles with increased weatherability, fire resistance, flexibility, or other properties, Tex Tech can develop the right silicone-coated product for you. We also offer 3D weaving, aluminized fabrics, custom woven or non-woven fabric manufacturing, and chemical vapor infiltration services.

To learn more or get started on a silicone-coated fabric for your application, request a quote today.