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Silicone and the Textile and Fashion Industry

Posted by: headm on: August 2, 2013

Silicone is a truly versatile and amazing material which has changed the world we live in almost every area. From our beauty products to our healthcare, from the cars we drive to the clothes we wear, silicone extrusions have made our lives easier, safer and healthier.

Silicone has revolutionised the textile and clothing industry and made our clothes more stylish and comfortable as well as improving fabric performance. Fabrics, clothing and a huge range of sporting goods now use silicone to provide the perfect material for todays active lifestyles and meet tough industrial standards.

Silicone is an excellent material for use in all areas of the fashion industry and textile manufacture and offer a wide range of benefits. They add softness and flexibility as well as making materials more durable and wrinkle resistant. They can also be used in outdoor clothing manufacture to add water repellent qualities. Silicone coatings will remain flexible and stable over a wider range of climates and temperatures and will not become stiff or brittle as the temperatures drop.

Silicones allow clothing manufacturers to take their textiles beyond just coatings and waterproofing. They are used to create intelligent textiles and performance gear which can withstand some of the harshest conditions on the planet.

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