Is Teflon Umbrella Fabric Good?
Customers who do high-end umbrellas abroad often specify that we use Teflon fabric. Teflon is the so-called three-proof fabric, that is to say, that it is a water repellent, oil-repellent, and stain-resistant fabric. When it comes to customizing the three-proof umbrella fabric, we usually use the Teflon additive from E.I.Du Pont Company. Below we will introduce Teflon fabrics in detail.
The detailed introduction on Teflon fabrics: The special coatings used on Teflon with high performance are fluorine coatings based on PTFE as the matrix resin. Teflon coating is a unique high-performance coating that combines heat resistance, chemical inertness, excellent insulation stability, and low friction, which is the comprehensive advantages that other coatings can’t compete with. Many international customers designate umbrella fabrics for Teflon to meet the requirements for a three-proof Teflon fabric protector.
The three-proof Teflon fabric protector has the following characteristics:
nylon fabric and polyester fabric for umbrellas are adhesive with each other by Teflon film. The very thin film also shows a good waterproof, oil-proof and stain-resistant function.
2) Heat resistance:
Nylon fabric and polyester fabric for umbrellas have excellent heat resistance and low-temperature resistance when it coated with Teflon. It can withstand high temperatures up to 300 °C in a short time, used continuously between 240 °C and 260 °C. This fabric has remarkable thermal stability. It can work at freezing temperatures without embrittlement and does not melt at high temperatures.
3) Gliding motility:
Nylon cloth and polyester cloth for umbrellas have a lower friction coefficient with Teflon coating. The friction coefficient varies with different weights of load, but the variation is only between 0.05 and 0.15
the surface of the nylon cloth and polyester cloth coated with umbrella repels water and oil, and it is not easy to get the solution during production operation. If a small amount of dirt is stuck, it will remove by simply wiping avoiding long downtime, saving time and increasing productivity.
nylon fabric and polyester fabric for umbrellas have excellent abrasive resistance under high load. Under certain loads, it has the dual advantages of abrasive resistance and non-sticking.
6) Corrosion resistance:
Teflon-treated nylon cloth and polyester cloth are almost free from chemical attacks, which can protect umbrella parts from any kind of chemical corrosion.
The protective technology treatment applied in Teflon umbrella fabric, DuPont Teflon three-proof fabric uses fluorochemical technology, forming a molecular barrier around each fiber, reducing the critical surface tension of the fiber, making it effective against waterborne and oily liquid stains. Using the most advanced nanotechnology, Teflon-treated umbrella fabric not only has a waterproof, oil-proof, strong anti-fouling effect but also feels softer and more comfortable.
Teflon three-proof umbrella fabric is the fabric with excellent waterproof function, with anti-oil function and with stain-resistance function after the ordinary umbrella fabric is treated with the additive from E.I.Du Pont Company to keep the fabric clean, tidy. It is commonly known as “three-proof fabric”.
According to the washing resistance, it can be divided into ordinary Teflon and Hi-Teflon. Compared with ordinary fabrics, this fabric has a more beautiful appearance and also has excellent anti-oil, water splashing and anti-staining effects like a lotus leaf, which can effectively prevent oil, water, and stains from penetrating into the inner layer of the fiber, keeping the fabric dry and clean for a long time.
Umbrellas treated with Teflon fabric protectants are not only more aesthetically pleasing but also lasting. Because the protectant brings two lines of defense. The first line of defense is to avoid stains as much as possible. Teflon fabric protectant forms an invisible protective film against stains, making the oil and/or water-based liquid beaded and easily falling off the umbrella, thus avoiding re-cleaning.
The second line of defense is to reduce residual stains. Antifouling and decontamination products make it easy to remove stains from the umbrella and remove them easily by simply washing them with water at lower temperatures.
Teflon coated fabric treated with Teflon antifouling technology has excellent fast-drying properties compared to untreated fabrics. In the case of drying or air drying, the treated fabric takes at least 25% shorter time than the untreated fabric. Even mixed washes (treated and untreated pants) reduce drying time by 7% compared to all untreated fabrics. The umbrella treated with DuPont Teflon fabric protectant cleans the umbrella surface temperature by 30 ° C, while the carbon footprint drying time reduced by 30% and the carbon footprint is reduced by 50%
The appearance of the Teflon-treated fabric reduces the number of washes and scrubs, which means the fabric becomes more durable. This innovation not only protects the environment but also helps consumers save money through durability and long-life expectancy. For them, durability is more important than ever. In today’s economic environment, consumers expect products with more value to have a longer life expectancy. Umbrellas with stain-resistance will remain new as ordinary umbrellas after more than 30 rains
Teflon coat fabric umbrella fabric costs slightly more than ordinary umbrella fabric, usually used in high-end umbrella customization.