After winning the bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Doha, Qatar, is undergoing a massive redevelopment to establish itself as a must-visit tourist destination of the future. One thing for sure, its going to be hot and sunny!
One material you will see a lot of will be PVC coated polyester fabric. The polyester fabric is coated with PVC plastisol, which is one of the most commonly used materials to coat the fabric. The PVC coating enables the finished product to withstand a high level of resistance, but also adds significant durability to the material.
Not only does PVC plastisol strengthen the polyester fabric, it can also be formulated with specific properties to alter the product finish to meet the requirements for the environments it is to be used.
We all know how damaging the UV-rays, right?
It will be used in stadiums in Doha for shade protection, sun sails for hospitality area’s and shade ports for car park areas. The sun shade sails are in huge demand globally as sun sails provide shade when the sun is strong and shining.
But what properties can be formulated into a plastisol-based polyester fabric product?
Working with Polyblend, your formulation requirements can include;
• Surface finish & colour
• Improved Weathering
• UV resistance
• Increased/decreased tensile strength
Polyblend can also make the material protected –
Any of our PVC coated fabrics plastisol can be formulated with antimicrobial additives, making the surface resistant to the growth of harmful bacteria and the covid-19 virus.
Please do reach out for more information on how Polyblend may be of help to meet your specific coated fabric product requirements or visit our website at www.polyblend.co.uk
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.
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