Coated fabric manufacturer for nearly 100 years
For almost a century, Louison Industries has established itself as a leading manufacturer of coated fabrics in the textile industry. Our long experience in coating enables us to offer innovative solutions tailored to the needs of different industrial sectors.
Our coating expertise enables us to meet any coated fabric challenge. Thanks to our state-of-the-art equipment and highly qualified team, we can tailor coatings to the specific needs of each customer. Whether it’s to reinforce strength, add waterproof or flame-retardant properties, we can carry out virtually any kind of coating on any textile substrate.
We offer a wide range of high-quality coating materials. Available options include phthalate-free PVC, Polyurethane, Acrylic, Vinyl and more. Each coating material has its own specific characteristics, enabling our customers to choose the material that best suits their needs in terms of strength, flexibility, durability and other essential properties.
We supply high-quality technical textiles used in sectors such as aeronautics, cosmetics, medical and furniture. Our fabrics guarantee optimum performance and exceptional reliability. What’s more, our commitment to bio-based fabrics enables us to contribute to sustainable, environmentally-friendly solutions.
Targeted effects and specific protection
We understand that every industry has specific requirements for coated fabrics. That’s why we offer a wide range of functional properties to meet these needs. Our coated fabrics can offer properties such as breathability, windproof, stain repellency, blackout, flame resistance, chemical protection, mechanical protection, non-frayability and many more. Thanks to our coating expertise, we can guarantee that our finished products combine all the properties expected by our customers.
Visual properties of coated fabrics
As a manufacturer of coated fabrics, we understand the importance of visual appeal in a variety of industries. Our range of coated fabrics offers a variety of visual aspects, such as matte, satin, gloss, grained, imitation-skin finishes and much more. Because we care about the environment, we are able to offer you eco-responsible fabrics, thanks to a combination of fabrics made from natural or recycled fibres and an environmentally-friendly water-based coating. These aesthetic options enable our customers to find the perfect fabric for their needs and create attractive, innovative products.
Special treatments for optimum performance
We also offer a range of special treatments to further enhance the performance of our coated fabrics. Our treatment options include calendering for a smooth, high-gloss finish, M1-class flame retardancy for enhanced fire protection, waterproofing for water resistance, and much more. These special treatments add significant value to coated fabrics, making them suitable for a variety of demanding applications.
Consulting, research and manufacturing
Our innovative approach allows us to accompany you as a true partner, from the project idea to the industrialization of the finished product.
FAQ | Fabric manufacturer
What is coated fabric?
A coated fabric is one to which a layer of waterproof or weather-resistant material is applied on one or both sides of the fabric. This gives the fabric additional properties, such as waterproofing, stain resistance, oil resistance, UV resistance, etc.
What materials are used to coat the fabrics?
Materials commonly used to coat fabrics include polyurethane (PU), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), teflon (PTFE), acrylic, silicone and others. Each of these materials offers specific properties in terms of waterproofing, breathability and durability.
What are the advantages of coated fabrics?
Coated fabrics offer several advantages. They are waterproof, weatherproof and stain-resistant, making them suitable for outdoor use. In addition, they can offer UV protection, abrasion resistance and greater durability than uncoated fabrics.
What are the most common uses for coated fabrics?
Coated fabrics are used in a wide range of applications, including rainwear, waterproof jackets, tents, rucksacks, tarpaulins, tablecloths, furniture covers, parasols, umbrellas and in the automotive industry for seats and upholstery.
Are coated fabrics breathable?
Some coated fabrics are designed to be breathable, allowing water vapor to escape from the fabric while preventing water penetration. These breathable fabrics are commonly used in rainwear and sports equipment to ensure thermal comfort.
How do I care for coated fabrics?
Coated fabrics can be cared for according to the manufacturer's specific instructions. In general, they can be cleaned with a damp cloth, hand-washed or machine-washed at low temperature using mild detergents specific to coated fabrics. It is important to avoid the use of bleaching agents or fabric softeners.
Are coated fabrics environmentally friendly?
The environmental friendliness of coated fabrics depends on the material used for coating. Some materials, such as PVC, can pose problems in terms of environmental sustainability. However, there are more environmentally-friendly options, such as water-based coatings and recycled materials.
Are coated fabrics durable?
Coated fabrics are generally more durable than uncoated fabrics in terms of resistance to water and wear. However, overall durability also depends on the quality of manufacture and proper care of the fabric.
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