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For over 40 years Dartex has been the market leader in medical support surfaces for healthcare, supplying millions of metres of specialist healthcare fabrics across the globe.
Workwear made from Dartex fabric is used to protect US citizens who work in a multitude of hazardous environments and are exposed to all kinds of inclement weather. Hard wearing and with comfort in mind, stand out with Dartex.
Our processes are perfect for adding'performance' into your garments.
High breathability and complete protection is where we start......
Trenchless technology from Dartex Coatings - our specialist fabric is ideally suited for cured-in-place pipework (CIPP), allowing a no-dig solution for the repair of small diameter industrial and sewer pipelines.
With over 20 years of experience in mastering transfer coating, custom lamination and digital printing technology, Dartex Coatings has the equipment, technical know-how and innovative approaches to meet your special requirements.
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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
· Medical braces
Typically supplied on nylon Lycra Tricot, the Exoskin® membrane can also be laminated to a wide range of other fabrics.