Carpet back coating is primarily a backing process and an important production step carried out to improve and enhance the stability of various textile floor coatings including rugs and carpets.
The backing process is an important production step applied to improve the stability of textile floor-coverings. Moreover, backing may have a positive influence on properties such as sound-proofing, stepping elasticity, and heat insulation.
Backing of floor coatings has advantages such as soundproofing, stepping elasticity, and heat insulation. There are various types of coatings used for textile floor covering that include pre-coatings, foam coatings, textile back coatings, heavy coatings, reinforcement, and back finish among others. Various methods used for backing carpets include secondary backing, embossed gel foam backing, and felt backing.
Gel foam backings are the most accepted carpet back coatings as they possess excellent mechanical quality, good water resistance, and have a non-slippery effect. A gelling agent along with vulcanization agent and ammonium acetate gel foam is used as secondary backing. Tufted carpets are pre coated after tufting, primarily to anchor the needled piled loops in the carrier layer of the carpet permanently.
The pre coating material consists of a variety of components, which include x-SBR latex (dispersion that contains a copolymer, which is obtained from styrene, butadiene and carbonic acid), fillers, water, and additives, which include thickeners, anti foam, foam stabilizers, etc. The pre coatings can be applied to carpets and the other textile floor coatings by two processes: slop padding and the doctor blade technique.
Carpet Back Coatings Marketplace By Geographical Region: North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa.
The North American region is the largest marketplace for carpet back coatings owing to the increase in the demand for carpets. This is due to home renovations in the region coupled with improvements in the retail market segment. The demand for carpet back coatings is sluggish in Europe due to the economic crises in the region.
The Asia Pacific region is expected to have maximum demand for increasing investments for various commercial projects and high demand from the major countries like Japan, India, Korea, and Indonesia.
The primary driver for the carpet back coating marketplace is the need for carpets in households and workspaces. This is owing to the high disposable income of the people, changing lifestyle of the consumers especially in the Asia Pacific region.
The backing process is an important production step applied to improve the stability of textile floor-covering. Backing may have a positive influence on properties such as sound-proofing, stepping elasticity, and heat insulation.
Carpet back Coating By Types of Coating: Pre-Coating, Foam Coating, Textile back-coating, heavy coating, reinforcement, back finish
The key players include Duochem, Amtico International, Ceramica Cleopatra Group, and Balta Industries among others.
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