Lamination

 

With over 20 years of experience in mastering transfer coating technology Dartex Coatings has the equipment, technical know-how and innovative approaches to help make your fabric the best available. Our custom-built equipment combined with proprietary processes and exceptional knowledge of polyurethane chemistry allows us to offer an excellent blend of performance applications in your specialized market. 

Our precision controlled technology enables Dartex to create materials with consistent properties made to your specifications. Here are a few examples of our coating processes;

       

  • Dartex® Exoskin® is a unique polyurethane film with superior water-resistant and abrasion resistance properties that can be supplied as a membrane or coated textile.Ideal for use in the healthcare industry where high levels of wear and tear are expected, such as orthotics and prosthetics,In accelerated aging tests, Exoskin® is proven to withstand the equivalent of 4 years continual use.Exoskin® is also an excellent choice for outdoor wear products, such as cycling clothing or dry suits, as it can withstand more than 1000 hours of accelerated weathering exposure – at least five times longer than conventional films or coatings.Exoskin® has up to 400% stretching capability and recovery; withstanding up to 5000lbs of tensile stress per square inch. This allows products to hold their shape once stretched.The stretch properties make it ideal for moulding applications, such as prosthetics or dry suits. Applications are wide-ranging, and can include:

    ·     Dry suits / wetsuits

    ·     Footwear

    ·     Medical braces

    ·     Orthotics

    ·     Prosthetics

    ·     Surfboards

    ·     Wheelchairs

    Typically supplied on nylon Lycra Tricot, the Exoskin® membrane can also be laminated to a wide range of other fabrics. 

  •  1200 Process - This process combines two flexible substrates and is ideal for outerwear, outdoor apparel, gloves, military and orthopedic uses. Fabrics produced using this method are perfect for regular laundering, have a very soft hand, moderate barrier properties and moderate vapor transmission rates.

 

  •  1200 S Process – A patented process that is similar to the 1200 Process but where accurate control of air permeability is required and therefore produces very high moisture vapor transmission rates.

 

  • 1200 QC Process – A patented process that maximizes adhesive coverage while retaining substrate porosity. This process produces highly breathable textile laminates with excellent liquid barrier properties. An ideal solution for high quality outdoor apparel and military requirements.