Aquatex Fabrics use only Porelle® membranes. We work in close partnership with Porelle® which is a recognised brand and a world leader in advanced membrane technology. Whatever the technical specification we can provide a laminate with an appropriate membrane to meet the required specification. Our current range of laminates includes the latest generation of microporous and hydrophilic polyurethane membranes which give exceptional hydrostatic head waterproofness results at a significant cost advantage over similar PTFE products. We can also supply laminates with a PTFE/PU bi-component membrane where this would be more appropriate for the end use.
The primary functions of the membrane are to make the fabric waterproof, windproof and breathable. Sometimes, however, a membrane is required to provide additional benefits and Porelle® have developed membranes with specifically engineered properties that we can incorporate to meet special requirements. Examples include:
Fire retardant membranes
Membranes to give enhanced High-Visibilty outer
Viral resistance and blood borne pathogen barrier
Resistance to petrochemicals, acids and alkalis