Product Description:

There are 2 major types of laminating fabrics at TDF, TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane) and PVC (Polyvinylchloride); both have exceptional performance in the properties of waterproofness, high laminating fastness, tensile strength, anti-tearing, and anti-peeling.

Depending on client requirements, we are able to provide laminating fabrics with exceptional performance in extreme environmental conditions such as resistance to low temperatures, hydrolysis, bacteria, bending, and wear.

Characteristics of TPU:

  • Exceptional performance against wear, tearing, and bending
  • Resistance against hydrolysis and bacteria
  • Effective flame retardant and oil resistance
  • Resistance against low temperatures: below -30℃
  • The micropores within TPU are not easily blocked by cleaning agents, sweat, or salt
  • Free of plasticizers
  • Simple molecular structure means the material can be categorized as eco-friendly and has no issues with air pollution when incinerated
  • Biodegradeablel, naturally decomposes in 3-5 years
  • Categorized by ether or ester based fabrics
Property TPU Comparison
Hydrolysis Resistance Ether < Ester
Tear Resistance Ether > Ester
Tensile Strength Ether > Ester
Abrasion Resistant Ether > Ester
Chemical Resistance Ether > Ester
Cold-Resistant Ether < Ester
Transparent Ether > Ester
Antibacterial Ether < Ester

Characteristics of PVC:

  • Creases easily
  • Flame retardant
  • High translucency
  • Good resistance
  • Good printability
  • Chemical resistant
Property TPU and PVC Comparison
Yellow Change PVC > TPU
Specific Gravity PVC > TPU
Heat & H.F. Welding PVC < TPU
Cost PVC < TPU
Eco-friendly PVC < TPU
Cold-Resistant PVC < TPU
Abrasion Resistant PVC < TPU
Oil Resistant PVC < TPU
Anti-Aging PVC < TPU

Product Description:

TDF is also used to produce Trapaulin, a product with high laminating fastness. Nylon or polyester fabrics (250D-1000D) are laminated with TPU or PVC to give the fabrics high tear-resistance and tensile strength.

Mesh layer Polyester 250D – 1000D
Nylon 210D – 840D
Laminated layers TPU or PVC

PVC and TPU laminating fabrics are suitable for:

  • Awnings, Advertising Banner. Aprons
  • Backpack, Barrier Cloth, Boat Covers, Blood Pressure Cuffs
  • Camping Mattress
  • Diving Suits, Dry Bags.
  • Inflatable vest and Boats, Balloon.
  • Life vests and Rafts.
  • Mattress
  • Raincoat, Shower Curtain.
  • Seam Sealing Tape
  • Tarpaulin, Trolley