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What is the difference between functional coated fabric and functional textile flame retardant fabric

What is the difference between functional coated fabrics and functional textile flame retardant fabrics? Both functional coating fabrics and functional textile flame retardant fabrics have their special functions, but the definition, manufacturing, protective performance, and washing methods of the two are completely different. The difference between these two fabrics will be explained in detail below.



1. In terms of definition

The functional coating fabric is mainly based on the fabric using a special process to coat a layer of special functional materials, (such as anti-static coatings, fire-retardant and flame-retardant coatings are processed and processed into anti-static fabrics, flame-retardant fabrics) Make the fabric have special functions, which is called functional coating fabric.


Functional textile fabrics are blended with special fibers during weaving. (For example, anti-static fabric with new conductive yarn or metal fiber blended yarn, high temperature resistant flame retardant fabric with high-tech fiber aramid 1313/aramid 1414/conductive fiber blended in a certain proportion). The fabric woven according to different fibers has various functions.


2. In terms of protection performance

Products made of functional coated fabrics have unique protective properties, such as anti-static fabrics. After the surface of the fabrics is treated with anti-static coatings, the fabrics have anti-static properties. This fabric has advantages and disadvantages, low cost and easy weaving. The disadvantage is that the functionality is only limited to anti-static, and the use of coating treatment, anti-static performance is not long, external factors are easy to make the anti-static performance attenuation or even disappear, thereby affecting safety performance. Products woven from functional textile flame retardant fabrics also have protective properties. For example, anti-static fabrics. Anti-static fabrics woven with new conductive yarns or metal fiber blended yarns are divided into three categories: pure cotton, polyester cotton, and chemical fiber. Because this fabric is a yarn added during weaving, it has extremely strong antistatic properties. But it also has advantages and disadvantages. The advantage is that it has excellent antistatic performance, is not easily affected by the outside world, and is not limited to antistatic. After special processing, it can also have more functions such as fire retardant, fire resistance, oil resistance and water repellency. The disadvantage is that the cost is too high, daily care needs attention, and carefully check the performance of the conductive wire when selecting.


3. In terms of maintenance and washing methods

Functional coating fabrics are processed by coating, so it is strictly forbidden to contact any chemical detergent during washing to prevent the reaction with the functional coating on the surface, thereby reducing the protective performance and even damaging the fabric. And in daily wear, it is easy to absorb dust and difficult to maintain and clean.


Functional textiles do not involve chemical coatings due to the addition of various functional fibers. Therefore, it not only has unique protection performance, but also has dustproof, washable, dry cleaning and other properties.


After the above detailed explanation, I believe you have more understanding of these two different types of fabrics, but the editor reminds me that although the price of functional coated fabrics is low, the protection performance provided is not high, and it is difficult to maintain and wash. Large, not recommended for everyone.


Although the functional textile flame retardant fabric is slightly expensive, it is superior to the coated fabric in terms of protection performance, versatility, maintenance and washing. In any case, safety is placed first, so choose functional Textile flame-retardant fabric adds safety to your life.