According to statistics, the international textile coating products have accounted for more than 25% of the total output of textiles, which shows that coating plays an extremely important role in textile finishing. In the face of the "Green Fortress" in Europe and America, China's textile coating products are more and more restricted, so a new generation of non-toxic, non combustible and environmentally friendly coating agent for environmental protection fabric is more and more popular.
P2i UK combines plasma and nano technology to produce a coating 1000 times thinner than human hair, which can be used in metals, plastics, ceramics, glass and paper to increase water resistance.
P2i coating process will not affect the appearance of the product. "It retains the features of the original product." "The treated product will still have air permeability," said Coulson, the company's chief technology officer.
"We use efficient energy technologies to make products." "The chemicals used in our products are environmentally friendly, and we do not use any products that contain oil," said Stefan of alexiom. Our coated fabrics can be recycled. "
Stephen, marketing director of Duro Textile Co., Ltd. in Massachusetts, said that fabric itself is a big challenge to recycling. "When you glue different materials together, recycling is not so easy. Duro provides polyester and polyester type coating, which can be used to recycle fabrics. " However, there are still some problems to be solved in recyclable coated fabrics, said Duro. "Our customers generally have their own unique needs, and Duro will develop a solution for them. If customers don't know what they need, our technical team can recommend some solutions for them. "
Buckeye fabric finishing Co., Ltd. and Excello Fabric Co., Ltd. in Ohio are developing some environmental friendly coatings. Li Kaiwen, President of the company, said the company will continue to develop new products that can achieve the best sustainable performance. Buckeye and Excello have jointly launched a fire, water and mold resistant coating, which can be used in agriculture, construction and transportation industries.
"We take a one-to-one approach and value the ideas of every customer. We find that many customers have some special requirements nowadays, of course, we will try our best to meet them. This allows us to have more cooperation and exchanges with them. We have some testing equipment, which is used to determine the properties of coating products before and after coating, which is what we will provide to our customers in cooperation. " Experiments and factory tests can help us to confirm whether the newly produced coating products can meet the needs of customers.
The company has also made some changes in logistics. "Many fabrics often bypass the warehouse and directly enter our testing equipment for testing." "Because of the frequent use, our equipment will be replaced every five or six years," said Kevin Lee. In addition, the company will charge part of the cost of labor (mainly for value-added services) to customers. "
"People are also concerned about the durability of coated fabrics." "People want the products they buy to be durable, so we have to add new additives or ingredients to the products to increase the durability of the new products," Li said.
Steven, head of vintex, said that today's durable products are important to vintex. "Our global customer base is growing in demand for ethylene products, mainly due to its durability, reliability and flexibility."
The American Association for reusable textiles (ARTA) found that the environmental footprint of disposable radiation protective clothing is about 18 times that of conventional multi-purpose clothing.
Vintex works with other companies to recycle copolymer waste, which is then made into products such as floor tiles, floor mats and plumbing. Vintex also uses recycled materials from its single polymer waste as a source of raw materials for the company. "We are working with our customers to develop new materials and technologies to improve existing products and improve their functionality and durability." Stephen said.