Waterborne VAE vs Polyurethane Dispersions For Textile Coating Applications

Waterborne Polyurethane Dispersions are often used for Textile coatings. Suitable grades offer the following properties:

  • inherently flexible
  • superior tensile properties,
  • excellent abrasion resistance.

Waterborne polyurethane dispersions can be used by themselves or in mixtures with VAE or acrylic emulsions to reach just the right cost/performance balance for your specific application. All these waterborne polymers for textile coatings resins can be made available with crosslinked functions to improve their overall properties for higher performance premium and durable applications.

Many waterborn polymers may be suitable for some applications as supplied. The addition of additives such as wetting agents, defoamers, thickeners, and or other additives can optimize these compounds for specific applications.

The Couch is Flame retardant, the curtain is not.

Why use VAE Textile Coating Applications?

VAE is a unique high pressure polymerized polymer. By the means of using VAM & Ethylene. By changing the ethylene ratio in the polymer, TG’s can be realized roughly beetween -20C and +35C. Other possible advantages for VAE are described below:

  • Low flammability
  • Very low VOC values
  • Available as partly biobased
  • Softness
  • Hydrophilicity
  • High Adhesion values
  • High compability with additives
  • Available as polymerized with Chlorine, to increase Flame retardancy
  • Crosslinked versions available
  • Stable, now yellowing, polymer
  • Good price/performance ratio