Synopses & Reviews
Coating and lamination offer methods of improving and modifying the physical properties and appearance of fabrics and also the development of entirely new products by combining the benefits of fabrics, polymers and films. This detailed book covers all aspects of coating and lamination within the textile industry including - compound ingredients, how to set and adhere to strictly controlled processing conditions, the accurate control of production variables, the safe handling of toxic materials and the ongoing research into future products which will facilitate recycling and disposal. This book will be particularly useful in the insight it gives about the challenges and opportunities that these new treatments offer and will be essential reading for technologists, chemists and production engineers working in this field.
About the Author
Walter Fung has worked in the textiles industry since 1965 when he joined Courtaulds Research Division. He was a technical specialist in dyeing, finishing, coating and lamination of fabrics and was involved in research, development and technical services for both sales and production. In 1989 he transferred to Courtaulds Textiles Automotive Products, now Collins and Aikman Automotive Fabrics Ltd.
Table of Contents
General survey - Definitions - Historical background - Fabric coating - Fabric finishing - Fabric lamination - Composite materials - The commercial scope of coated and laminated textiles - The technical scope of coated and laminated textiles - References - Further reading Materials and their properties - Introduction - Fabrics - Preparation of fabrics - Materials for coating - Materials for lamination - Compounding of polymers (resins) - Adhesives - Flame retardancy - References - Further reading Production methods - Introduction - General principles of fabric coating - Laboratory and pilot coating and laminating - Direct coating - Foam finishing - Foamed and crushed foam coating - Transfer coating - Coagulated polyurethane coatings - Back licking roller techniques - Hot melt extrusion coating - Calendar coating - Rotary screen coating - Other coating methods - Fabric impregnation - Lamination - Flame lamination - Hot melt lamination - Discussion of the various methods - Other related coating and joining processes - References - Further reading Products from coated and laminated textiles - Protective clothing - sports and industrial - industrial and functional products - Automotive application - Marine applications - Buildings and architecture - Household goods - Medical uses - Military uses - Other materials involving coating and laminating - References - Further reading Testing, quality and product evaluation - Introduction - Quality assurance - General test consideration - Testing of coated fabrics - Thermal comfort of apparel - Testing of automotive products - Flammability (FR) testing - Specialist testing for chemical and biological hazards - Recording of results - statistical process control - Investigation of faulty material and customer complaints - References - Further reading Coating and laminating effects on the environment - Introduction - The effects of pollution - Environmental legislation - Manufacturing concerns - sustainable development - References - Further reading The development and outlook - General survey - Processing - New and novel materials - Environmental aspects - New opportunities - References - Further reading Sources of further information - General comments and suggestions - Conferences and exhibitions - Journals - Technical and professional organisations and institutions - Market information on technical textiles industry - General further reading - Glossary of unfamiliar terms and abbreviations