Trelleborg talks innovation and engineered fabrics at Techtextil
Leading producer of specialty polymer-coated and calendered materials, Trelleborg, will showcase a selection of its specialist range of solutions at the international trade fair for technical textiles and non-wovens, Techtextil.

Johan Frithiof, Commercial Director within the Engineered Fabrics business of Trelleborg, said: “We understand that the requirement for a specialist engineered fabric is not something that’s always at the front of people’s minds – it’s the end product that matters most. But in actual fact, as the applications of materials have continued to develop and innovate across a variety of industries, the need for advanced polymer technology solutions has grown.

“Operating out of our in-house research and production facilities, our engineers can customize an endless variety of polymer and rubber-based solutions to suit almost any application and industry. We recognize the importance of R&D, so work closely with our customers to understand their requirements. Using 100 years of polymer experience and a vast knowledge of local regulations and conditions, we manufacture the most suitable, tailor-made solutions.”

On stand at Techtextil, Trelleborg will showcase a number of solutions, including neoprene® coated polyamide fabrics and nitrile rubber-coated cotton fabrics.

One example on show will be Trelleborg’s solution for hovercraft skirts. This is a polyamide fabric coated on two sides with neoprene®. It is engineered to cushion the weight of a hovercraft against seawater, ice and sand, while withstanding the pressure of the air held and providing high abrasion resistance and strength.

In addition, to protect against substances as aggressively corrosive as strong acids and even bacteriologic gases, protective suits require a truly high-performance fabric. They must meet high industry standards such as BS EN 943 and NFPA 1991, to be approved for the ultimate application of ensuring personal safety. To help customers meet these exacting standards, Trelleborg has engineered a high performance polymer solution using polyamide fabric coated on two sides with CSM and neoprene®.

Techtextil will be held from 11 to 13 June at the Messe Frankfurt exhibition grounds, Frankfurt, Germany. The event will see exhibitor focuses split across eleven different product groups and twelve application areas, which will reflect the uses and applications of the technical textiles, non-wovens and innovative garment textile supply chain.

To find out more, visit Trelleborg at Techtextil on stand number 3.0 H60.

Trelleborg has recently launched a survey to find out what inhibits innovation. Contributions towards to the report can be made through the survey, which can be completed at Trelleborg Engineered Fabrics Report Survey 2013.