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Fabrics in many industrial or architectural applications can be coated with 3M™ Dyneon™ PTFE and FTP Dispersions to improve their inherent abilities. Fluoropolymer coatings result in better weatherability, broad chemical and temperature resistance, dirt repellence and reduced friction in contact with other surfaces.

Coating with Fluoropolymers, unlike impregnation, incorporates a sintering process of the coated materials, thus either requiring the material in question to be able to resist high temperatures, or the fluoropolymer to have a low sintering temperature.

3M™ Dyneon™ PTFE and FTP Dispersion coatings make for perfect membrane solutions - they show no embrittlement or aging and due to their ultra-smooth surfaces they reduce the total cost of ownership of equipment.

Coated Glass Fabric

Used in architectural applications (e.g. as roofing material in the Munich Airport Center) and industrial applications (e.g. conveyor belts), but also as isolation material.

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Coated PTFE Fabric

In architectural applications, the coating of PTFE fabrics with other fluoropolymers combines the well-known advantages of PTFE fabrics with a high degree of variety in shape and function. One reason to coat PTFE fabric with fluoropolymers is sealing the woven materials to make them impermeable to fluids. The coating can also result in weldability of the coated fabric fragments. The suppleness of the coated woven PTFE supports installations where foldability of the materials is of importance, e.g. in a retractable roof.

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Coated PES Fabric

Comparable to the fluoropolymer-coated PTFE fabric, polyester fabric coated with fluoropolymers is often used in architectural applications. Polyester fabric is less pricey than woven PTFE, but also less resistant to high temperatures. Therefore it is essential to use fluoropolymers for the coating which can be sintered at a comparatively low temperature.

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Coated PVDF Fabric

Well-known uses for PVDF fabric coated with fluoropolymers are architectural applications. The partly fluorinated woven PVDF is weldable and shows good weatherability and dirt repellency. Building on these characteristics by coating PVDF fabric with fluoropolymers seals the fabric, thus making it impermeable to fluids.

It is, however less resistant to high temperatures than e.g. PTFE fabric, which makes it essential to choose fluoropolymers for the coating which can be sintered at a comparatively low temperature.

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Coated Aramid Fabric

Fluoropolymer-coated aramid fabric is primarily used in industrial applications, e.g. for conveyor belts and other belting applications. Aramid fabric is characterised by its high resistance to impact and abrasion damage, which makes it perfect for industrial environments. Coating this already tenacious material with fluoropolymers enhances its properties further. Heightened chemical and temperature resistance as well as enhanced sliding properties further reduce the wear of machine parts made of fluoropolymer-coated aramid fabrics.

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