Bauer-Textile and Weyermann Technical Textiles are the strategic partners of BASF SE for the development and distribution of Steron. This new surface technology revolutionizes the market segment of Velvet surface materials.
Steron technology is a special transfer coating technique that is applied to high quality flexible substrates. Material coated with Steron has a soft handle, is warm to the touch and has an attractive visual appearance.
Innovative surface textures can be created without impairing the breathability of the material. Leather, textiles and synthetic materials are just some of the substrates that can be coated with Stero, and it can also be applied to packaging material.
Steron offers virtually limitless scope for creating surface textures, ranging from classic leather grain and velvet effects through to geometric patterns or effects that mimic nature.
The first step is to transfer the surfaces texture from the pattern to the mould. A thin layer of Steron is then applied to the mould, and the Steron film is laminated inline to substrates such as textile fabrics, leather, paperboard or plastic film.
The finished product is then removed from the mould. Modern laser engraving techniques make it possible to produce moulds quickly and economically to individual designs. Steron films have a pleasant, settled appearance, and their porous microscopy structure makes them highly breathable.