WATERPROOF & BREATHABLE FABRIC

To achieve 2 and 3-layer breathable & waterproof functions SAMTEX applies PU or TPU coated dry/wet breathable fabrics. We also offer PU (20k/15k), TPU (10k/10k), PTFE (10k/10k), PET (10k/7k) high quality protected waterproof and breathable fabrics.

COATINGS & LAMINATES

  • Breathable waterproof coating
  • Microporous coating
  • Nonporous coating with clear type breathable waterproof laminate
  • Hydrophilic PU resin film by R/P transfer coating

Water vapor resistance, Ret. m² x Pa/W

ISO 11092 TEST METHOD

Measurement of thermal and water-vapour resistance under steady-state conditions (sweating guarded-hotplate test)

MOISTURE PERMEABILITY:

  • JIS L 1099 B-1 Potassium Acetate method
  • ISO 11092 (m²Pa/W) Ret.
  • ASTM CaCl2 water inverted method

WATER, INVERTED WATER TEST METHOD

DOWNPROOF FABRIC

Down Proof fabrics that are filled with feathers or a blend of feathers and down need to be heavier and stronger than a fabric that is filled with only down.

These heavier fabrics will also tend to be stiffer, and not as soft as a fabric that can be filled with just down, and no feather.

Materials with this function have passed between two heated rollers under pressure to thin the material.

To keep your down feathers inside your garment, the  fabric should be:

  • High density
  • One or two side heavy cire
  • Enclosed in a down bag
  • Employ a functional down proof coating

SAMTEX also offer special downproof fabric as follows

  • Heavy CIRE
  • Direct coating
  • Downproof film

Wax :

The surface of the fabric is coated with or immersed in wax to achieve a water-repellent and windproof function. The most important characteristic of a wax-coated fabric is that it goes through an aging process which yields very special effects over time.

End use: Outdoor, hunting wear, backpack etc

Carbon :

The main purpose of this coating is to achieve natural, vintage and feather look.

End use: Outdoor, fancy clothing, fashion wear etc.

Foam :

This coating produces micro-pores formed inside the coating giving a fabric extra volume and elasticity as well as a soft feel.

End use: Motorcycle, outdoor, fancy clothing, fashion wear etc.

Night glow:

The treatment/ coating with reflective materials on fabric surface to achieve self radiation properties. The treated fabric fairly looks normal during the day, but at night, they glow under the luminescence of artificial light.

End use: Personal safety, work wear, rain wear etc.

FLAME RETARDANT

It is difficult to make completely inflammable fabrics, but special treatments are used to reduce textile flammability by, for example, making fabrics less susceptibility to flame development from sparks(welding). This process is also called flame retardant processing.

In other words, the main aim is to reduce the time a flame can burn on the fabric and prevent flames from gaining a foothold on the fabric and spreading. These are the main aims of flame-retardant textiles: to protect the human body from external fire sources and reduce the risk of fire spreading on the body.

End use: Work wear, safety wear, tent etc.

CE CERTIFIED CLOTHING

Motorcycle protective rider gear has become a lot safer over the years since Europe introduced a CE legal standard for motorcycle clothing, known as EN13595, in 1994.

SAMTEX customers can count on our knowhow to provide great flexibility when it comes to fabrics and rare yarn choices and a wide variety of finishes. Our development team works on new ways to achieve customer requested functional finishes and stay abreast of new developments in coating innovation.

SAMTEX customers can count on our knowhow to provide great flexibility when it comes to fabrics and rare yarn choices and a wide variety of finishes. Our development team works on new ways to achieve customer requested functional finishes and stay abreast of new developments in coating innovation.

SAMTEX achieves safety standards in abrasion for the current and new CE safety standards, due to begin from 2019, via innovative finishes.