Home » Markets » Sun Protection

Sun protection

People seem to have a love-hate relationship with the sun. Although we can all appreciate warm summer days and a tan, we also want the luxury of switching of the sunlight in our cars and houses. And with the growing awareness of the negative effects of UV light, people are more and more looking for ways to enjoy the sun in a responsible way.

When it comes to blocking out sunlight, textiles are the perfect way. The increasing focus on sun-safe solutions offers a whole new market for products that offer sun protection and exclusion, such as blinds, sun-proof sails and tents, and all sorts of apparel. But as is the case with sun block, fabrics also have a factor qualifying their sun protectiveness. If you want to be at the front row of the sun protection trend, you should therefore offer high-quality sun protective fabrics that look and act the part.

What’s in it for me?

So here’s the challenge: people want blinds and clothes that are sun-safe, but they don’t want those features to affect the look and feel of the product. This means you should come up with high-quality fabrics that have a soft touch, a nice appearance and exceptional sun protective features. There are fabrics that have a natural way of filtering out UV light, but to achieve perfect quality, you can also use sun protective coatings. These coatings not only keep the sun out, but also protect the fabric against yellowing. And with the growing demand for sustainably produced products, the type of coating becomes a factor as well. Unlike solvent based coatings, water based coatings contain no volatile organic compounds, meaning they’ll be more appealing to your critical customers. Moreover, a water based coating has a soft touch and imitates the natural features of the fabric more closely, which is just what they asked for.

We’re ready to help you challenge the great ball of fire. We offer water based solvent free PU systems that are suitable for making sun-safe products across various industries. Whether it’s about protection or sun blocking altogether, our coatings get the job done.

Related Products

Step out of the shadow and gear up! With the right sun protective solutions, you can create products that enable people to enjoy the sun safely. Below we’ll reveal our secret:

Placeholder

BAYGARD TT 6

C-6 based fluorocarbon resin with excellent oil and water repellency and enhanced environmental performance. Excellent results on PES and technical fabrics. High abrasion resistance (especially on PAC). Little effect on FR properties of fabric.

Learn more >
Placeholder

EDOLAN AH

Very hard self-crosslinking aqueous acrylic dispersion to be used as topcoats for technical coatings. Resulting coatings have high gloss. Can also be used as handle modifier in coating formulations or as finishing auxiliary for stiffening of textiles and non-wovens.

Learn more >
Placeholder

EDOLAN AM

Medium soft/hard self-crosslinking aqueous acrylic dispersion for mainly topcoats for technical textiles. Extremely good stain resistant. FDA approved. Generates soft non-tacky mechanical foams. Very good wash resistant.

Learn more >
Placeholder

EDOLAN EP 6040

Very hard, rigid polyether-polycarbonate copolymer

Dry surface with good slip properties
High scratch resistance
Durable flexibility
Unlimited dilution for pad application

Learn more >

LATEST FROM OUR BLOG

Contact Us

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Start typing and press Enter to search