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Technical Textiles

Silicones are suitable for coating almost any kind of fabric. The art of formulation requires a great deal of experience and creativity, and a wealth of knowledge about relevant chemical and processing relationships. This is an area in which WACKER’s technical service excels: we will help you with the often tricky task of matching product, coating system and substrate to obtain the best results.

Applications:

  • Expansion joints
  • Multifunctional conveyor belts
  • Protective hose (fabric and braided hose)
  • Fire curtains
  • Textile heat shields
  • Textile-reinforced bellows

Benefits:

  • Resistance to extreme temperatures (-50 to 200 °C) and chemicals
  • Radiation, weathering and aging resistance
  • Outstanding chemical and mechanical strength
  • Flame-retardant
  • No evolution of toxic gases in event of fire
  • Electrically conducting or isolating
  • Suitable for food contact
  • Outstanding adhesion to textile material
  • Sterilizable
  • Anti-slip properties

Applications:

  • Sport & leisure apparel
  • Sails
  • Tenting
  • Paragliders
  • Parachutes
  • Hot-air balloons

Benefits:

  • UV and weathering resistance
  • High flexibility
  • Resistance to extreme temperatures (-50 to 200 °C)
  • Hydrophobic and waterproof
  • Anti-slip properties
  • Washability
  • Easy to clean
  • Translucency and pigmentability
  • Flame-retardant

Applications:

  • Flameproof textiles, welding suits
  • Fire/heat suits
  • Fire department and police apparel
  • Safety gloves

Benefits:

  • High flexibility
  • Resistance to extreme temperatures (-50 to 200 °C, specialty grades tolerate brief exposure to 300 °C)
  • Chemical resistance
  • Radiation, weathering and aging resistance
  • Outstanding chemical and mechanical strength
  • Flame-retardant
  • No evolution of toxic gases in event of fire
  • Outstanding adhesion to textile material
  • Translucency and pigmentability
  • Electrically conducting or isolating

Applications:

  • Protection against light & weathering
  • Flame-resistant treatment and louver blinds
  • Siliconized textile membranes
  • Textile wall coverings

Benefits:

  • Excellent weathering and aging resistance
  • UV resistance
  • Resistance to extreme temperatures (-50 to 200 °C)
  • Outstanding chemical and mechanical strength
  • Flame-retardant
  • High translucency
  • No evolution of toxic gases in event of fire
  • Effective dirt and water repellency
  • Easy to clean

Benefits:

  • Permanent flexibility, even in extreme temperature ranges (-50 to 200 °C); specialty grades tolerate exposure to 300 °C
  • Heat-resistant
  • Flame-retardant
  • No evolution of toxic gases in event of fire
  • Translucent or pigmentable

Applications:

  • Fabric interior furnishings for motor vehicles and trains
  • Concertina-type bellows for airplane gangways and for joining sections of trains and buses
  • Fire curtains and louver blinds
  • Protective and work apparel for fire departments and the police, fire suits (heat-resistant suits) and welding suits