Industrial textiles are materials of the future. And they are ideal for a whole variety of uses. ContiTech Elastomer Coatings will be demonstrating the exceptional versatility of their materials at the TechTextil North America show(in Hall A, B, C & D, Booth 1434) which is being staged at the Atlanta exhibition grounds from April 1 to 3, 2008.
Special focus will be on various materials for protective clothing. ContiTech Elastomer Coat-ings is presenting new materials for personal protective equipment featuring highly resistant, media-impermeable barrier layers for optimum protection against chemicals and gases. What’s special about the ContiBarrierSystem is its superb combination of elastomeric com-posite materials and an embedded ultra-thin layer of polymer.
The barrier system gives the material increased impermeability to virtually all gaseous, fluid and solid media. Even haz-ardous substances, such as chlorine, chlorinated hydrocarbons and ammonia are unable to penetrate the barrier layer. A high resistance to acids, lyes and aggressive chemicals, plus an excellent tear resistance, means that the materials are capable of ensuring best possible safety for the wearer. Thanks to ContiTech’s latest technological advances, it is now possible for the first time to combine these new enhanced product features with extremely thin, flexi-ble and haptically pleasant composite materials from ContiTech.
The ContiBarrierSystem is designed primarily for usesin personal protective equipment and diaphragm materials. ContiTech Elastomer Coatings is a leading supplier of protective cloth-ing materials for civil and military applications.
This year, ContiTech Elastomer Coatings is also demonstrating its expertise in the field of life raft materials. Thanks to ContiTech's long-standing and intensive customer service and mar-ket support, it has been possible to win over customers throughout the world with ContiTech natural rubber material, which is, for instance, more rugged, longer-lived and more stable at low temperatures than polyurethane. ContiTech Elastomer Coatings has upped its produc-tion of life raft materials by 30 percent compared to 2006, thus strengthening its position as world market leader in this sector.
The broad range of interesting products presented by ContiTech Elastomer Coatings just goes to prove that there are virtually no limits to potential innovations with industrial textiles.
ContiTech AG, Hanover, is the world's no. 1 specialist for rubber and plastics technology in the non-tire rubber sector. The company develops and produces functional parts, components and systems for the automotive industry and other important industries. The company has a workforce of around 24,000 employees.