Textiles & Coatings
Silicone offers extreme performance to a selection of engineering fabrics including glass cloth, Nomex, Kevlar, nylon and polyester. Coating these fabrics improves the 'hand' and feel of the base material, reduces the porosity and provides resistance to heat and abrasion. By mechanically bonding the materials in a matrix, the coated fabrics benefit greatly from the synergy of the resin and substrate working together.
Momentive SLE5600 is a one of the most popular silcione liquid elastomer in Techsil's range; a two-component material which can be cured rapidly at elevated temperatures. Supplied with curing agent in matched kits, SLE5600 is beige in colour which facilitates pigmentation and has a viscosity of ~150,000 mPa·s. Ideal for coating fibreglass and other industrial and structural fabrics and sleeving; typical 5600 applications include belting, tape, insulation, electrical sleeving and protective blankets for use at elevated temperatures. SLE5600 is also appropriate for liquid injection molding of small rubber parts where moderate physical strength is adequate and the high strength of the standard Momentive performance materials Liquid Silicone Rubbers is not required.
EVA hot melt adhesives are used to bond various textiles in the furniture and bedding industry. From fast curing hot melts for beading onto textile trims in the window blinds industry, securing leathers on furniture, positioning foams whilst covers are assembled to long open time spray hot melts for foams and toppers in the mattress industry.