Products in defense applications are often exposed to harsh conditions, including extreme temperatures, strong chemicals, and high or low pressures. As such, defense products must meet strict standards to ensure their safety, reliability, and quality in demanding environments. Non-compliant products pose a risk of failure, which could have catastrophic damages.

Producing safe and compliant defense products requires the use of high-quality materials. As a world leader in the research, development, and manufacture of high-performance coatings, Tex Tech is the ideal provider for defense materials. With over 100 years of experience, our team has what it takes to develop solutions for defense products that meet even highly specialized requirements. Because of this, our advanced polymer coatings can be found throughout numerous defense applications.

Performance Enhancement for Defense Applications

Our expert textile coaters have advanced knowledge of selecting and applying the best polymer coating to ensure optimal performance of defense products. Depending on your particular needs, we can apply coatings to one or both sides of the textile fabric or apply several types of coatings to layer various improvements. Coatings enhance performance factors such as:

  • Air holding
  • Antimicrobial
  • Adhesion promotion
  • Flame resistance
  • Noise abatement
  • Thermal Resistance
  • Waterproofing
  • Weldability

With the acquisition of Tex Tech Coatings, our internal capabilities include a number of differentiated coating formulations and processes to meet even the most extreme strength, heat, and chemical performance needs.

Custom Coating Capabilities

Our polymer coating technology capabilities are superior when paired with advanced processing and extensive textile knowledge. This allows us to deliver end-to-end custom solutions for our clients in the defense industry. Our custom processes include:

  • Edge treatments
  • Bias Shifting
  • Slitting

On top of our custom coating capabilities, we also offer an extensive range of R&D services including:

  • Scanning electron microscopy (SEM)
  • Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GS-MC)
  • Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)
  • Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)
  • Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA)
  • SEM with energy-dispersive x-ray analysis (EDXA)

Types of Coatings & Coating Application Methods

At Tex Tech, we offer a wide range of polymer coating material options, including:

  • Acrylic
  • Phenolic
  • Polyurethane
  • PVC
  • Rubber (natural, nitrile, chloroprene, EPDM, fluoroelastomer)
  • Silicone

We also provide coatings for the following textiles up to 100 inches in width:

  • Films
  • Knit
  • Non-Woven
  • Woven

Our diverse variety of polymer coating systems rounds out our capabilities and offerings. These systems can apply several coats in one pass as well as perform surface enhancements upon request. We can apply aqueous, solvent, and 100% solid coatings using methods such as:

  • Adhesive lamination
  • Direct (knife over roll, knife over table, knife over air)
  • Heat lamination
  • Immersion (dip-coating)
  • Reverse roll coating
  • Transfer coating

Quality & Expert Polymer Coating Solutions for Defense Applications

Our coating and lamination technology offers a way to advance textile performance. Through proper coating chemistry and application methods, we can meet the demanding needs of the defense industry.

We at Tex Tech are dedicated to quality and safety. To demonstrate this, we hold various industry certifications icluding:

  • IATF 16949 Quality Registration
  • ISO 14001 environmental
  • Zero-landfill status
  • Six Sigma Black Belt process and safety oversight
  • A2LA accreditation for mechanical testing

To learn more about our coating capabilities and technologies, please contact us today. You can also request a quote to get started on your polymer coating solution.