Topic: Plasma textile finishing. Flocking on textiles. Bonding flocking on EPDM.
Plasma makes possible secure flocking for high-quality textile finishes
Flocking refers to the process of depositing short monofilament textile fibres on a substrate previously coated with glue. The surface thus acquires a high-quality velvet or velour effect. Flocking is typically performed in an electrostatic field which accelerates and aligns the fibres so that they remain vertical in the glue bed. The bonding of the glue bed on the fabric substrate is an important factor in the quality of the flocking.
pretreatment with Openair® plasma substantially increases the
bonding capability of the modified surface and is therefore a highly
effective processing factor in textile finishing.
plasma has proven its value in the automobile industry as well, where
it has been used as a pretreatment in flocking processes for years
(such as flocking on EPDM, glove compartments or fabric itself).
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