Properties & Applications
The metallisation of textiles, films and artificial leather results in the transfer of the useful properties of the metals or alloys onto the materials. Depending on the metals or alloys used, the materials can have excellent decorative, antistatic, bactericidal, heat-reflective, electroconductive or EMR shielding / absorbing properties.
EMR Shielding / Absorbing
Fabrics treated with multiple metals are capable of camouflaging and protecting people and objects from radar surveillance and electromagnetic radiation.
Specially prepared fabrics provide protection for people and equipment against electromagnetic radiation from various sources: from computers and cell phones to powerful radio-transmitters in the frequency range of 0.3 MHz – 30 GHz (screening coefficient ~45-50 dB for opaque fabrics and more than 30 dB for light transmitting fabrics).
The application of several coatings of various metals produces fabric that is electroconductive.
Unlike other methods of metallisation, magnetron sputtering provides precise control of the thickness of metallic layers and surface resistance, which is important for the production of structures with defined electroconductivity.
The presence of electrical conductivity causes synthetic fabrics or nonwovens to have antistatic properties.
Such materials are suitable for the manufacture of intrinsically safe filters which are used in explosion-hazardous industries (coal mining, woodworking, food industry).
The application of aluminium layers on textile materials significantly improves their heat-reflective properties.
Such materials can be used in the manufacture of protective clothing,
Fabrics and nonwovens coated with silver have bactericidal properties.
These materials can be used in medicine and in water and air filter production.
Different types of metallic coated fabrics can be widely used for the manufacture of clothing and accessories.
The wide range of colours and hues, as well as qualitative characteristics obtained by magnetron sputtering application cannot be achieved with alternative methods.