Glues for gluing textiles represent a core technology in our glue manufacturing processes. The chemistry of these textile glues is similar in some respects but the technical requirements of the bonded substrates are vastly different.
Technical textiles include textiles for automotive applications, medical textiles, geotextiles (reinforcement of embankments), agro-textiles (textiles for crop protection), and protective clothing (e.g., heat and radiation protection for fire fighter clothing, molten metal protection for welders etc. For these applications, we offer several adhesives which impart the resistance properties required for the application. W16 is a solvent free adhesive suitable for the manufacture of non-woven textiles for use in the automotive sector. It forms films with exceptionally high water & abrasion resistance.
For flock coating applications, we offer several novel chemistries. We are specialists in the formulation, development & manufacture of textile fibre bonding adhesives whose raw materials conform to OEKO-TEX® Standard 100. The OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 is an independent testing and certification system for textile raw materials, intermediate and end products at all stages of production. We have developed a unique single component adhesive which uses new core shield crosslinker technology. Patent applications for this technology are in progress.
In what area’s can our adhesives be found?
There are four classes of product catagories (I, II, III & IV) within Oeko-Tex Standard 100. All of our textile adhesives for textile coating & flock applications are within the standard.
For wood fibre composite bonding, we are the only Irish manufacturer of formaldehyde free wood fibre bonding adhesives. Our adhesives for this sector and currently going through a cycle of independent testing and we have already secured the interest of a blue chip manufacturer in this sector.
Two adhesive in particular have shown excellent results when used to manufacture chipboard & MDF. Patent applications for this technology are in progress.