Most modern plastics are based on organic chemicals that offer manufacturers a huge range of physical properties that is still growing. There was a time when anything made of plastic was considered to be of inferior quality, but those days are well in the past.
Without doubt, PVC Coatings have a tough job, Lets learn why?
Having to withstand varying and extreme environments the PVC coating offers solutions in how the products are used across numerous applications such as;
📍 Safety flooring,
📍 Dip moulded products,
📍 Coated textiles,
📍 Coated fabrics,
📍 Artificial leather
📍 Carpet backing.
These are just a few of the products that PVC coatings cover.
There are many types of coating procedures that work well with plastisols, most all of which involve heating (curing) the coating or moulded polymer solution along with combing a cooling period. These different plastisol coating procedures yield a variety of results and differences in the thickness, texture and geometry of the coating. Some coatings are directly applied to a substrate while others are made in moulds. They offer a wide array of benefits and speciality requirements to their specified environment and its end user in mind. A few examples below…..
✅ Safety flooring requires High performance, durability, lightweight, with a robust traffic defence.
✅ Coated fabrics like tarpaulins have to stand up to punishing elements such as – heat, cold, dirt and bacteria.
✅ Dip moulded products need to withstand an array of environments and protection properties; Impact, chemical & UV.
✅ Artificial leather has to have a wide range of colour shades available to meet market needs.
✅ Carpet backing needs strength to hold the fibre structure in place and flexibility for fit and movement of tread.
To do that, you’ll need high quality plastisol’s that are designed to meet those requirements and enhance the performance, appearance, and sustainability of customer’s products. Any of these solutions can also include an antimicrobial additive to provide surface protection to the above products.
Why do our coatings love variety?
The versatility of plastic materials comes from the ability to mould, laminate or shape them and to tailor them physically and chemically. There is a plastic suitable for almost any application. PolyBlend formulates a broad range of PVC and Acrylic Plastisols that produce a flexible, tough, versatile, and highly stable product that can be formulated to provide a wide variety of physical properties and attributes. They are developed through a technological process, and our innovative solutions are aligned with your manufacturing processes.
How working with PolyBlend makes the job easier………..
Not only do we work in collaboration to understand in depth what our customers want, but we work within a partnership with you to work through the process with compliance to the market in which they serve to design a formulation which meets the customers requirements.
At POLYBLEND UK LIMITED our polymer solutions are developed to meet the stringent regulatory requirements without compromising on safety and customers processing requirements to deliver a superior product for your end user environment.
If you’re interested in learning more about how Polyblend can support your products needs in their specific environments, contact me directly at email@example.com
Dip Moulding is a simple and frequently employed process used worldwide. It works by creating a ‘to-scale’ mould of the product before it is heated and dipped in a liquid PVC or Acrylic, known as plastisol. With this type of process, the speed of entry and dip time determines the shape and thickness of the final product.
PolyBlend Managing Director, Mark Stewart announces his official retirement date as Friday March 31st 2023.
Let me wish all of you – our customers, our suppliers, our staff and my network – a very Merry Christmas!