Teflon (fluoroplastic-4, PTFE, organofluorine) is a unique fabric treatment that forms an invisible protection around the fibers. This is a patented development of the chemical concern Invista (formerly DuPont Textiles & Interiors) in the United States.
Teflon impregnation is not felt by touch, is suitable for various types of fabrics, does not influence a shade and vapor permeability of the processed material. The use of organofluorine prevents the ingress of contaminants into the fiber, so that any liquid, even oil-based, can be wiped off the fabric, and dust and dried dirt can be removed with a simple brush.
Teflon water-repellent impregnation for clothes
The chemical compound Teflon is applied to the treated surface in the form of an aqueous solution by immersion followed by fixing. The thickness of the material is completely impregnated with Teflon, it affects only the yarn (thread), the "breathable" properties of the fabric has no effect.
Teflon fabric is most often used in light industry for the production of overalls, suits for outdoor activities in any weather, military clothing. In this area, membrane fabrics based on expanded PTFE are produced. This thinnest porous film is applied to the fabric by machining organofluorine.
Advantages and possibilities of fabrics with Teflon impregnation
The development of Teflon for fabric coating combines a number of important advantages:
resistance to precipitation;
the density of the tissue structure, which repels even oil-based liquids;
increased wear and fire resistance;
Teflon-coated fabric has a wide range of colors;
resistance to the harmful effects of UV radiation;
the material after processing does not wrinkle, does not stretch, does not break;
the material is pleasant to the touch, the surface after processing is absolutely smooth.
Teflon fabric with an adhesive layer is bioinert for the environment. If the layer is deformed and Teflon particles get into the food, then they move without negative impact on the gastrointestinal tract of man and excreted.
Types of fabrics of the Teflon trademark from Invest
The chemical corporation produces several Teflon impregnations with different levels of protection:
Repel line - a classic version that has the usual water-repellent properties in relation to most oily liquids, water;
High Performance direction is fabrics with Teflon impregnation, which have received a longer and more serious water-repellent treatment;
Advanced Dual Action technology has the best dirt-repellent functions, also allows you to remove dirt during normal washing;
Tri-Effects treatment works from the inside, absorbing excess liquid, and from the outside - repelling dirt. This type of Teflon is ideal for sportswear, overalls and other things that can interact with the skin during wear, used at high temperatures.
After processing, the material is ready to sew any clothes. This fabric after the influence of Teflon technology gets absolutely unique characteristics. It can be windproof, waterproof.