Porcher to present latest technologies at Techtextil

May 08, 2019 - France

Porcher, a leader in technical textiles and thermoplastic composite solutions with a global platform delivering unique chemistries, technologies, and innovations, will show its latest innovations at Techtextil 2019. The company will be seen in hall 3.1, booth H61, at the technical textiles machinery expo, from May 14-17, 2019, in Frankfurt, Germany.

Innovations on display will include the latest thermoplastic 5G radome technology developed in cooperation with Meggitt, the award winning non-combustible Flamline fabric as well as a recycled ultra-lightweight fabric for the outdoor sports apparel market, according to Porcher.

Porcher has worked with Meggitt, a leading international company specialising in advanced components and sub-systems for the aerospace, defence, and energy markets, on the development of a new SATCOM radome to support the demand for enhanced 5G communication for in-flight connectivity. Porcher has developed a bespoke glass reinforced thermoplastic material for the base structural component. This composite material solution delivers high impact resistance and efficient processing whilst also providing the ability to tune the Dielectric Constant (Dk) for optimising 5G Air-to-Ground transmission. Porcher’s latest radome material technology can also be applied in other markets such as mobile telecommunications and big data wireless networks, enhancing the development of lighter, higher-performing and longer lasting antenna enclosures.

Displayed on the Porcher’s stand will be the award-winning product Flamline. This non- combustible glass fabric combines a high level of fire safety with creative design. It is intended for various indoor public spaces such as cinemas, theatres, and hospitals, as acoustic wall panels or sunscreens, as well as for transportation including cruise-ships, trains and buses.

Berg Outdoor’s zero gravity down jacket is made out of second grade waste parachute fabric and other recycled components. The top layer of the jacket uses Porcher Sports’ recycled ultra-light weight parachute fabric that has been treated with an in-house formulated coating which is both water repellent and designed to resist the harshest of conditions. Grade B sections of the parachute material are recycled rather than scrapped and were specifically chosen for its extreme tear resistance. It is foldable, easily packable, light weight attributes. (GK)