Rubber and textiles have been used together, each working with the other to give improved performance in a very wide range of applications, since the earliest days of the rubber industry.
As from the earliest times, one of the major drawbacks of textiles was their performance under wet conditions. Many treatments were tried over the years to overcome this deficiency, using coatings and treatment but the results were stiffness and brittleness of fabrics. With rubber, many of these disadvantages virtually disappeared, giving a soft, flexible and waterproof material. This is essentially the stage that Macintosh and Hancock started.
Originally, there were only cotton and natural rubber but over the years, many significant breakthroughs and developments in rubber and textiles segments resulted a very wide diversity of engineered composites made from both synthetic rubbers and man-made fibres, which satisfy the stringent performance requirements met under such diverse and hostile environments.
In some cases, customer finds difficulty to express in “Specifications” the performance criteria required for the coated fabric or rubber sheet they need. vikamshi’s successful experience and wide knowledge base will assist you for specific selection of material choices as per your end application requirements. Moreover we have a standard range specially developed for certain applications.
At vikamshi, we welcome the opportunity to assist our customers in the design and choice of material.