Waterproof fabric laminated TPU film is a high-performance material used to create a wide range of outdoor
and industrial products. It bonds a polyurethane membrane to a textile base fabric such as nylon or polyester, and it offers excellent puncture and abrasion resistance as well as waterproofing. The materials also resist cold weather, UV radiation and a variety of chemicals. In addition to their durability, these materials are soft and flexible. They can be manipulated to provide different levels of support and flexibility. The products made with these fabrics can be used in a variety of applications such as tents, sleeping bags, backpacks, medical anti-bedsore mattresses and inflatable rafts.
TPU films are easy to process, and they can be applied in many ways including post-coating or online compounding. Online compounding refers to laminating TPU directly onto the fabric without using any glue, which saves time and money. This technique is especially useful for small orders of waterproof breathable fabric rolls, which can be easily produced in a short time. The TPU film is bonded to the base textile by heat, which ensures that the materials will be durable and flexible. It is also very light, which makes it possible to use these materials in a variety of applications.
The TPU film is also formulated with a unique blend of performance additives, which helps to maximize the benefits of the technology. This includes odor control, fungus and mildew resistance, oil-repellent properties and the ability to stretch in two directions. The blend also has the added benefit of a lower environmental impact compared to traditional PVC. In addition, the TPU healthcare grade films do not contain rubber accelerators or plasticizers, which makes them safer for human contact.
TPU has superior puncture and abrasion resistance, which extends the life of the product. It is also resistant to a wide variety of chemicals, making it an ideal material for applications such as air or liquid containment. This capability is particularly important in zorb balls, tubing, caster wheels and mobile outer cases, which are often exposed to harsh environments or rough handling.
TPU film also has low permeability, so it will not let moisture in, even under high pressure. This feature is important in preventing water erosion and reducing the risk of corrosion, which can increase the life of the product. It can also be welded to other materials, which makes it suitable for applications such as inflatable watercraft and floatation devices, flexible storage tanks and bags, and medical applications.