Coating of textiles is done to enhance the properties of the fabric (such as durability, weather resistance, UV protection, flame resistance, anti-bacterial protection, and high strength). Polymeric coated textiles are prominent with their application extending to automotive, transportation, and industrial manufacturing apart from traditional protective clothing applications. Stakeholders are moving toward the use of sustainable materials for coatings and researching on increasing the durability of coatings in textiles, especially those used in manufacture of protective clothing.
The Advanced Coating & Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications and strategic insights on various coatings across industries. This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings, corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints.
The Materials and Coatings cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries.
Keywords: Coating, textiles, fabric, durability, weather, resistance, UV protection, flame, anti-bacterial, protection, high strength, polymer, coatings, nylon, polyester, polyurethane, polyvinyl chloride, coated, automotive, transportation, industrial manufacturing