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Water-borne PUDs in Technical Textiles

Water-borne PUDs in the textile industry are utilized as coating materials which fabricate breathable coatings whose application is formaldehyde-free. They enhance the transient appearance and tensile strength of the textiles.

Technical textiles are coated with water-borne PUDs without the use of other solvents. These coatings are sustainable and water-based, yet waterproof, which allows the escape of water vapor. They are abrasion resistant, flexible, breathable and have superior elongation and tensile properties. They can be used on their own, or in association with acrylic emulsions (thickeners, defoamers, wetting agents), to obtain the optimum performance for the required application.


  • PUTHANE TS 8290: Aliphatic Aqueous Polyurethane Top​

    • Solid Content (%): 29 ± 2

  • PUTHANE TS 8359: Aliphatic Aqueous Polyurethane Top

    • ​Solid Content (%): 35 ± 1

  • PUTHANE 8353: Polyurethane Dispersion for Surface Coating

    • Solid Content (%): 35 ± 2

  • PUTHANE MS 8320: Aliphatic Aqueous Polyurethane Top

    • Solid Content (%): 32 ± 2

  • PUTHANE 8320 T: Aliphatic Aqueous Polyurethane Dispersion 

    • Solid Content (%):​ 32+/-2

  • PUTHANE 8290 T: Aliphatic Aqueous Polyurethane Dispersion

    • Solid Content (%):​ 30+/-2

  • PUTHANE 5951 T: Aliphatic Aqueous Polyurethane Dispersion

    • Solid Content (%):​ 35+/-2

  • PUTHANE 5519 T: Aliphatic Aqueous Polycarbonate based Polyurethane Dispersion

    • Solid Content (%):​ 35+/-2

  • PUTHANE 5654 T: Aliphatic Aqueous Polyurethane Dispersion

    • Solid Content (%):​ 50+/-2

  • PUTHANE 5659 T: Aliphatic Aqueous Polyurethane Dispersion

    • Solid Content (%):​ 40+/-2

  • PUTHANE 5014 T: Aliphatic Aqueous Polyurethane Dispersion

    • Solid Content (%):​ 45+/-1

We also have a variety of UV-Curable resins to offer to these industries alongside these products.


Polyurethane dispersions (PUDs) have emerged as a game-changer in the realm of technical textiles, offering a wide range of benefits and applications. These water-based formulations are created by dispersing polyurethane particles in water, resulting in a versatile and environmentally friendly solution. In this article, we will explore the various uses of polyurethane dispersions in technical textiles, provide guidelines for their application, and highlight their diverse applications.

1. Unleashing the Power of Polyurethane Dispersions in Technical Textiles:
Polyurethane dispersions offer exceptional performance characteristics that enhance the functionality and durability of technical textiles. These dispersions exhibit excellent adhesion to various textile substrates, including polyester, nylon, and cotton. They provide enhanced tear strength, abrasion resistance, and flexibility, making them ideal for demanding applications in sectors such as automotive, healthcare, and sportswear.

2. Guidelines for Using Polyurethane Dispersions in Technical Textiles:
When using polyurethane dispersions for technical textiles, it is crucial to follow specific guidelines to ensure optimal performance and results. Firstly, proper substrate preparation is essential, including cleaning and removing any contaminants. Secondly, selecting the appropriate dispersion type and concentration based on the desired properties is vital. Additionally, optimizing the application process, such as coating techniques and curing parameters, is crucial for achieving the desired performance attributes.

3. Enhancing Technical Textiles through Polyurethane Dispersions:
The versatility of polyurethane dispersions enables a wide range of applications in technical textiles. Some key areas where PUDs excel include:

- Waterproof and Breathable Textiles: Polyurethane dispersions can be applied to textiles to create a waterproof and breathable barrier. This functionality is highly beneficial for outdoor apparel, sportswear, and protective clothing.

- Medical and Healthcare Textiles: PUDs find extensive use in medical textiles, such as wound dressings, surgical gowns, and bandages. The inherent biocompatibility and sterilization capabilities of PUDs make them suitable for various medical applications.

- Automotive Textiles: Polyurethane dispersions provide excellent resistance to chemicals, UV radiation, and abrasion, making them ideal for automotive textiles. They are used in upholstery, interior trim, airbags, and other automotive components.

- Industrial and Safety Textiles: PUDs enhance the strength, durability, and protective properties of industrial textiles. They are utilized in safety harnesses, high-visibility clothing, and flame-resistant fabrics.

4. Eco-Friendly Solutions and Sustainability:
Polyurethane dispersions offer a more sustainable alternative to traditional solvent-based coatings. With low VOC emissions, water-based PUDs contribute to improved indoor air quality. They also provide excellent durability, reducing the need for frequent replacements and minimizing waste generation.

Incorporating polyurethane dispersions into technical textiles can significantly enhance their performance and functionality, enabling the creation of innovative and high-quality products. Whether it's improving waterproofing, enhancing tear strength, or adding abrasion resistance, PUDs provide a versatile solution to meet the diverse demands of technical textile applications.

At C&E Limited, we offer a wide range of polyurethane dispersions specifically formulated for technical textiles. Our advanced formulations, backed by extensive research and expertise, ensure exceptional quality and performance. Explore our product range today and unlock the true potential of your technical textile applications.

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Keywords: polyurethane dispersions, technical textiles, waterproof textiles, breathable textiles, medical textiles, automotive textiles, industrial textiles, safety textiles, sustainability, eco-friendly solutions.

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