Fiber Coating

What is Fiber Coating?

Fiber coating is a meticulous process involving the treatment of multi-filament fibers with a diverse range of polymers and resins, followed by curing through various methods. This technique enhances natural fiber properties while also adding new performance, making them suitable for a wide array of applications across many industries. Coating fibers enables the creation of custom textile solutions that will improve the performance of your product or process.

Types of Fiber Coatings & Treatments

Fiber coating enhances the inherent properties of multi-filament fibers, cords, and braids and introduces new levels of performance achievable only through coating and treatments. Some of the most common coating formulations include:

  • Abrasion Resistance: By incorporating abrasion-resistant coatings, fibers are shielded from wear and tear, ensuring prolonged durability even in demanding environments.
  • Adhesion Promoting: These coatings foster strong bonds between fibers and other materials, enhancing the overall structural integrity and performance of composite materials.
  • UV Inhibitors: Combining UV blockers and absorbers, these coatings shield fibers from harmful ultraviolet rays, preserving their strength and appearance over time, ideal for outdoor applications.
  • Processing Aid: Coatings designed as processing aids facilitate smoother manufacturing processes, improving efficiency and reducing production costs.
  • Water Repellency: Water-repellent coatings prevent moisture absorption, maintaining the integrity and performance of fibers, especially in wet or humid conditions.
  • Color Enhancement: These coatings not only provide aesthetic appeal but also offer protection against fading, ensuring vibrant and long-lasting color retention in textiles and composite materials.

Talk With a Fiber Expert

Rocket-Fibers Solution

Rocket-Fibers specializes in tailored coatings, catering to both small batch and custom requirements for customers of any scale. Our experienced team is adept at recommending the most suitable fiber for your specific application, along with suggested coatings to optimize fiber properties and elevate performance. Reach out to us today to discuss your needs with a dedicated fiber expert.