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Trelleborg at Techtextil: Showcases Engineered Polyurethane and Rubber-coated Fabrics

Published on 2015-05-05. Author : SpecialChem

Trelleborg’s engineered fabrics operation exhibits at Techtextil in Frankfurt, Germany from May 5 to 7 in hall 3, stand H60. It showcases its new, fuller offering in polyurethane and rubber-coated fabrics.

Following its acquisition of the assets and businesses of coated fabrics specialists, Uretek LLC and Archer Rubber Company LLC, Trelleborg’s engineered fabrics operation has strengthened its existing leading offering in rubber-coated fabrics, while broadening its range of urethane-coated fabrics.

Johan Frithof, General Manager for Trelleborg’s engineered fabrics operation, says: “The demands placed on our coated fabrics vary depending on the application but each solution has to meet challenging and stringent performance requirements. It is important that we constantly innovate and develop our product offering, to ensure that our materials can cater for the most demanding environments.

“It is this philosophy that drives our commitment to invest in specialist technology and expertise, which will enhance and grow our offering and meet our customers’ developing needs. By coming together with Uretek LLC and Archer Rubber Company LLC, we’re able to continue our focus on R&D and make sure that Trelleborg’s engineered fabrics operation continues to be seen as the natural partner for customers who require advanced polymer-coated fabrics in their innovative products.

“We want to showcase our new portfolio to our customers and Techtextil is the ideal platform to do that. We’ll demonstrate a variety of materials on the stand and our experts will be available to discuss them further.”

Uretek LLC specialized in lightweight polyurethane-coated fabrics and was among the market leaders in North America within this segment. Products are mainly used for inflatable applications in industries such as aerospace, medical and recreational.

Archer Rubber Company LLC specialized in rubber-coated fabrics in North America. It is among the market leaders in butyl-coated fabrics and some lightweight neoprene applications, for use in slides, rafts and life vests.

Trelleborg’s engineered fabrics operation works across a variety of markets, including general industry, automotive, transport, health and safety, marine, aerospace and oil and gas. The company has over 2,000 material recipes, for materials going into end solutions such as advanced conveyor belts, bellows, protective clothing, recreational products, seals, hoses, aircraft escape slides, mattresses, rubber flooring and various medical products.

Techtextil is one of the leading international trade fairs for technical textiles and nonwovens. With over 1,300 exhibitors from 48 countries and around 27,500 visitors from 97 different nations, Techtextil amounts to the world's central marketing and sourcing platform for users and manufacturers of technical textiles and nonwovens.

About Trelleborg’s engineered fabrics operation and Trelleborg Group

Trelleborg’s engineered fabrics operation is among the world leading producers of specialty polymer-coated and calendered materials, across a broad range of industries, including aerospace, automotive, recreation, fluid handling and more. As part of the Trelleborg Coated Systems business area of Trelleborg Group, Trelleborg’s engineered fabrics operation employs a substantial staff of chemists and operates with manufacturing excellence to produce bespoke, world class solutions for the most advanced applications.

Trelleborg is among the world leaders in engineered polymer solutions that seal, damp and protect critical applications in demanding environments. Its innovative engineered solutions accelerate performance for customers in a sustainable way. The Trelleborg Group has annual sales of about SEK 22 billion (EUR 2.48 billion, USD 3.29 billion) in over 40 countries. The Group comprises five business areas: Trelleborg Coated Systems, Trelleborg Industrial Solutions, Trelleborg Offshore & Construction, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions and Trelleborg Wheel Systems. In addition, Trelleborg owns 50 percent of Trelleborg Vibracoustic, among the global leaders within antivibration solutions for light and heavy vehicles, with annual sales of approximately SEK 16 billion (EUR 1.78 billion, USD 2.36 billion) in about 20 countries. The Trelleborg share has been listed on the Stock Exchange since 1964 and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Large Cap.

Source: Trelleborg

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