Rubber, urethane and other polymers are used to provide optimized coating properties for a substrate. Rubber-coated textiles offer a variety of unique physical properties to meet demanding performance requirements. Urethane or polyurethane (PU) is known, in particular, for its excellent tear strength, adhesion to fabrics, and air holding capabilities. We help you every step of the way to find the right substrate coating for your engineered fabric. A wide variety of coatings are available, and a wide range of unique physical properties as well as chemical, fluid, and temperature resistances are possible. Our abilities to match your unique needs and select the coating you need exceed the chart below, which is based on general features of the most common elastomer compounds.
|Common Name(s)||Composition||General Properties||General Chemical Resistance||Abrasion resitance||Comperssion Set||Elongation||Flame resistance||Gas Permeability||Low temperature flexibility||Tear resistance|
|ACM,AEM||Acrylic, Ethylene acrylic||Excellent resistance to high temerature,oil and air,ozone, and weathering. Poor low tempreature properties.||ozone, exterme pressure, lubricants. hot oil, petroleum solvents, animal and vegetable fats.||Water,alcohols,glycols,alkali, esters, aromatic and halogenated hydrocarbons, phenol.||•••||••||••||•||•••||•||••|
|AU,EU||Urethane||Good aging and excellent abrasion, tear, and solvent resistance. Poor high temperature properties.||Ozone, hydrocarbons, moderate chemicals, fats, oils, greases.||Concentrated acids & alkali ketones, esters, hot water & steam, chlorinated and nitro hydrocarbons.||•••||••||•••||•||•••||••••||••••|
RUBBER. Alpha has developed a diversified line of cured, uncured, and unsupported silicone rubber coated fabrics. We can apply rubber compound coatings to a wide variety of textile substrates. Alpha offers a wide range of proven rubber coated products as well as opportunities to utilize our in-house development teams and processing capabilities to develop coatings for specialized applications.
URETHANE. Alpha has built up an extensive portfolio of custom formulations to accelerate performance in critical applications. We can apply urethane coating to common fabrics, such as nylon and polyester, as well as specialized fabrics such as Kevlar and Nomex. Our urethane processing capabilities also include film lamination. Urethane-coated fabrics are used extensively in highly demanding applications.
CREATING OPTIMIZED COATINGS. Our experts will help you find the optimum coating for your application requirements, using a proven formulation or a unique customized coating developed by our in-house development team. We also custom gauge to your product specification: Supported coated fabrics -0.10-10 mm on each side. Unsupported rubber sheeting -0.10-16 mm.
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