The Future of Laminated Fabric: Innovation and Sustainability


What are Laminated Fabric and its applications?

Laminated fabric is created through a specialized manufacturing process that involves bonding multiple layers of materials together. It consists of a base fabric, which can be anything from cotton and polyester to nylon or spandex, and a thin layer of a protective film or coating. The lamination process may involve heat, pressure, or adhesives, ensuring a strong and resilient bond between the layers.


Laminated fabric is a type of composite fabric that is created by combining two or three different materials using glue adhesion. Typically, laminated fabric comprises three layers, with the face and back sides being made of fabric and the middle layer consisting of foam.

To create laminated fabric, a specialized manufacturing process is employed, which involves bonding multiple layers of materials together. This process typically employs heat, pressure, or adhesives to ensure a strong and durable bond between the layers.

Lamination helps to enhance the abrasion resistance, durability, and strength of the fabric while also providing additional protection against damage from environmental factors like water, wind, and UV rays. As a result, the laminated fabric is widely used in a range of applications, including automotive,  protective clothing, upholstery, sports, sportswear/equipment, healthcare, and outdoor gear.


What is the laminated fabric made of?

When it comes to laminated fabric, TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) is an environment-friendly raw material for the manufacturing of laminated fabric.

TPU laminated fabric is a composite material that consists of multiple layers of textile material bonded together. The lamination process involves the fusion of TPU film and fabric to create a single-structure fabric that possesses superior properties, thereby enhancing its texture. The TPU composite surface is imbued with unique characteristics such as water resistance, moisture permeability, radiation resistance, abrasion resistance, machine washability, and wind resistance. This makes it an ideal fabric for use in various applications where durability and functionality are crucial factors.

However, the production process of TPU laminated fabric has its drawbacks. Most manufacturers rely on purchasing TPU film from external film factories and only carry out the process of gluing and laminating. During the post-attachment process, high temperature and high pressure are applied to the TPU film, which can cause damage to the film if not adequately controlled, including the formation of small holes. Fortunately, a new material solution for laminated fabric is now available.


Sustainable and Innovative Laminated Fabric Alternatives

SILIKE Dynamic vulcanizate thermoplastic Silicone-based elastomers (Si-TPVs) are novel material solutions for laminated fabric. One of the key benefits of Si-TPV is its silky soft touch, which enables laminated fabrics to have pleasing haptics when in contact with skin. Si-TPV laminated fabrics are also flexible and breathable, with the ability to be repeatedly blended and flexed without cracking.

Another benefit of Si-TPV is its bondability. Si-TPV can be easily salivated, blown film, and hot-pressed onto other fabrics. Si-TPV laminated fabrics are also wear-resistant, durable, and elastic under a wide range of temperatures. Compared to TPU laminated fabrics, Si-TPV laminated fabrics are more efficient and sustainable. The surface of Si-TPV laminated fabric is beautifully formed, avoiding damage to the film. It has superior characteristics of stain resistance, ease of cleaning, eco-friendliness, thermostability, and cold resistance. Additionally, it is recycled and does not contain plasticizers and softening oils, eliminating the risk of bleeding or stickiness.



Si-TPV Laminated fabric have revolutionized outdoor gear, Medical, Hygiene Products, Fashion  Apparel, Home Furnishings industry, and more.

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Post time: May-17-2024