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Plastisol coatings are one of the easiest, most cost-effective ways to improve a great product or component, and many industries and markets can benefit from this versatile, durable coating.

What Is Plastisol?

A vinyl-based coating, you’ll recognize plastisol’s unique, rubbery texture, if you’ve ever held a tool handle that had a soft coating that was easy to grip. It combines the vinyl base polymer with a plasticising additive, so it stays flexible.

How Is Plastisol Made?

Vinyl Plastisol’s are solutions of special, fine particle size PVC resins that are dispersed in plasticising liquids and additives to ensure the PVC particle is fully absorbed and suspended. These materials are liquid at room temperature. However, as the compound is heated, fusion takes place and the liquid is converted into a tough, durable solid. Plastisol can add a smooth finish to products, and be used to coat metals, glass, textiles or moulded into end products. When the coating cools, it is highly regarded for its physical properties and chemical resistance. Plastisol coatings are applied to many assorted and distinct products in order to supply them with aesthetic qualities, tactile softness, coating and gripping power.

Polyblend formulates PVC plastisol’s for a wide range of specialist markets and applications;

 Flooring

 Fabric Coating / Scrim Coating

 Dip Moulding

 Rotational Moulding

 Wallcoverings

 Caps & Closures

 Jig Coating

 Glove & Sock Dotting

 Automotive Filters

Why use Plastisol for Vibration and Noise Reduction?

Like a thin, rubbery cushion, plastisol makes an excellent material to limit rattles, bangs, and other noises from parts or equipment banging together as well as noise dampening, such as in automotive applications. It is also effective at reducing the impact of vibrations, improving worker comfort and the longevity of parts and equipment.

Can Plastisol Make Things More Comfortable?

Whether it’s cushioning hands from repeated use of tools, sports equipment, or controls, insulating against cold or smoothing over rough or sharp edges, plastisol can make tasks easier on the hands. A lot of the ‘soft-touch’ parts in cars are finished with a plastisol coating to give that plush feel.

Does Plastisol Insulate well?

From bus bars to high-voltage tools and equipment, plastisol is an excellent insulator, and the electrical industry are natural partners.

Why Plastisol Offers Superior Protection …..

Moisture and chemical exposure can be two of metal’s most severe enemies, particularly in the extreme conditions and environments like aerospace and military which their equipment must endure. A durable plastisol coating can protect vital parts from corrosion, weathering, and oxidation. Plastisol’s flexible and durable qualities help it protect coated parts from impacts, abrasion, and other damage which could compromise their performance.

Discover the benefit of Antimicrobial and Antiviral coatings

At PolyBlend, we also offer a large range of plastisol products with the addition of antiviral and antimicrobial additives. Incorporated during the manufacturing process, any of our PVC coatings at PolyBlend can be formulated with Biomaster’s world-leading antiviral additives. This means that any bacteria or virus coming into contact with the protected surface will be reduced by 99%, significantly decreasing the risk of such virus being transmitted from person to person.

What’s more, these additives last for the functional lifetime of the product or surface and are still 100% effective despite harsh chemicals, adverse weather conditions or rigorous cleaning. Given the widespread applications of PVC in today’s society, this is the ideal material to be formulated with this form of protection.

What is Plastisol’s attraction?

Plastisol coatings are one of the easiest, most cost-effective ways to improve a great product or component, and many industries and markets can benefit from this versatile, durable coating.  It’s a great way to combine improved performance with brand colours or specified colours of future trends. Plastisol can be formulated away from its industrial appeal and more in a design and fashion sphere in pretty much any colour, with added special effects such as metallic or glitter looks, and additives which can add to its already powerful functionality. It’s a great way to combine improved performance with brand colours or specified colours to capture future trends.

At PolyBlend UK Ltd, our decades of experience mean our team offers expert service from design through delivery in providing the right polymer solution for you.Please do reach out if you would like to discuss making your products antiviral with our speciality range of PVC plastisol’s. Alternatively, you can request a brochure to find out more information!

 

Published by
Mark Stewart
Supporting plastic manufacturers with bespoke polymer and colour solutions |
Managing Director | Polyblend UK LTD

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