The method of vertically fixing short fibers (generally 0.03~0.5cm in length) to a substrate coated with adhesive is called flocking. What does flocking mean? What material is flocking made of? The following will introduce you to the relevant knowledge of flocking.
The recently unveiled flocking fabrics include more than 80 varieties including printing, colored plaid, and wicker. The fabric width is mainly 150cm, and the current market transaction prices vary greatly, with the high price being 18.00 yuan/meter and the low price being only 7.00-8.00 yuan/meter. This fabric has a wide range of uses. It is not only an ideal fabric for making winter women’s suits, skirts, and children’s clothing, but is also widely used in the field of home textiles. It is currently mainly used for sofas, cushions, seat cushions, etc. Made into clothing, it can not only keep out the cold and keep warm, but also add a bit of charm. Knitted flocking fabric can also be used to make scarves. It focuses on keeping warm from the cold and is enjoyed by middle-aged and elderly women. Although the amount of fabric used per piece is less than that of clothing, the demand is wide and everyone, men, women and children can enjoy it. In the future, with the improvement and update of flocking technology, flocked decorative fabrics will definitely have great potential. It is expected that after the weather turns colder, the sales prospects of flocked fabrics are promising.
According to different flocking products, choose the appropriate flocking method, which is generally divided into three types:
Flocking machine assembly line flocking
The flocking The assembly line can fully automatically complete the gluing, flocking, drying and velvet removal of items, such as: flocking cloth, leather, paper, non-woven fabrics, PVC, blister sheets, sponges, various handicrafts, Flock printing for toys, automotive plastic parts, storage boxes, automotive sealing strips, decorative strips, blister boxes, cardboard, calendars, couplets, New Year pictures, and gift packaging boxes.
Make a flocking box according to the size and shape of the flocked product. Place the fluff in the box and turn on the power supply. In this way, a high-voltage electric field is formed in the flocking box. The velvet products are fed into the box from one end of the flocking box. After three to five seconds, the flocking is completed and removed from the other end of the box. The finished product is dried or air-dried.
Nozzle type flocking
Connect the power supply, and the tens of thousands of volts of high-voltage static electricity generated by the flocking machine is output to the nozzle. The fluff in the nozzle is negatively charged, and then sprayed on the surface of the plant. Apply adhesive, move the nozzle close to the object to be flocked, and the fluff will fly up from the nozzle to the surface of the object to be flocked under the action of the high-voltage electric field, and will be planted vertically on the surface of the object coated with adhesive.
Features of flocking: strong three-dimensional effect, bright color, soft touch, luxurious and noble, gorgeous and warm, realistic image, non-toxic and tasteless, thermal insulation and moisture-proof, non-shedding, friction-resistant, smooth and seamless.
The surface of various product base materials can be flocked, and is not limited by the shape and size of the vegetation. Such as: paper, cloth, non-woven fabric, artificial leather, plastic, glass, metal, rubber, wood board, sponge, gypsum board, artificial board, blister sheet, foam, ceramics, resin, etc.
The field of flocking industry is very broad, and the representative industries are:
1. Handicraft industry: toys of various styles and materials, handicrafts, photo frame backs, gifts, craft calligraphy and painting, artificial flowers, craft plastics Lanterns etc.
2 Packaging industry: jewelry boxes, health care product packaging boxes, wine boxes, glasses boxes, marriage certificates, high-end document skins, wine bottles, bags, stickers, paper (boards), etc.
3 Automotive industry: automotive rubber seals, automotive interior plastic parts, etc.
4 Other industries: motorcycle helmets, clothes hangers, fire doors, safes, lamps, cabinets, sanitary ware, furniture, sponges, EVA, clothes hangers of various materials, etc.
5 Surface flocking of resin, ceramics, plaster, glass, plastic, recycled plastic crafts and toys.