When textiles and foils are coated, a polymeric layer is applied directly to one or both surfaces of the fabric. A range of organic solvents (MEK-methyl ethyl ketone), but also dimethylformamide (DMF) and toluene (both are non-ESIG solvents) are involved, (…) of the finished products which can be  technical and medical textiles, protective clothing or mattress covers.



Hydrocarbon solvent-based adhesives are used widely for bonding to leathers, nylons, PVC, polyurethane or rubbers, which are all common materials used for the soles of footwear.