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Thermosensitive Knit No. 4287TC

Material Name

Manufacturer

MC 8128-01

POLYMERS

Lightweight cotton interlock knit (92%) with a thermosensitive polyurethane (PU) coating (8%). The surface color shifts from a soft violet to a neon pink when exposed to temperatures greater than 32 ˚C (89.6 ˚F). This thermochromic effect is highly reactive, switching colors quickly when the threshold temperature is reached. The coating is water-based, a unique offering in PU, and formaldehyde-free, lessening its environmental and human health impact during fabrication. Coated textiles are usually offered on heavier weights; however, by using a lightweight cotton base, the resulting fabric is only 150 gsm (4.4 oz/yd2) and retains a soft, skin-friendly, 100% cotton surface on the back. The coating has a combination of two pigments, one thermo-reactive and the other standard blended in the PU mixture. The coating is slightly aerated and the foamy mixture is applied to the textile with a scraping process that bonds the coating to the fabric surface. After application, the coated material is cured and finished with a heated calendar. Sold by the linear meter, the fabric has 130 cm (51 in) of usable width. The cotton backing is a bright white with the violet/pink PU face as the standard offering; however, a total of 19 colors of PU are offered. Multiple backing fabrics from the manufacturer’s collection can have the thermosensitive PU coating applied to the face, including jacquard, jersey, rib, fleece, etc. bluesignⓇ certification has been undertaken, approval pending for 2018. Applications include apparel, footwear, accessories, upholstery, and interior design.
Manufacturer

Manufacturer

PROCESSING + APPLICATIONS
PROCESSING
  • Additive Manufacturing No
  • Blow Molding No
  • Casting No
  • Cold Pressing / Deep Drawing No
  • Die cutting No
  • Extrusion No
  • Injection Molding No
  • Lamination Yes
  • Metal Working Tools No
  • Printing Yes
  • Rotomolding No
  • Stitching Yes
  • Thermoforming/Compression Molding No
  • Welding No
  • Wood Working Tools No
APPLICATIONS
  • Apparel
  • Automotive Upholstery
  • Commercial Interiors
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Footwear
  • Furniture
  • Homewares
  • Residential Interiors
  • Tabletop
  • Toys
  • Upholstery
CUSTOMIZATION
  • Color
  • Thickness
Properties
PERFORMANCE PROPERTIES
  • Acoustics
    Sound Diffusing
  • Chemical Resistance
    Low
  • Colorfastness
    High
  • Fire resistance
    Low
  • Impact Resistance
    Poor
  • Outdoor use
    No
  • Reflectivity
    Light Absorbing
  • Scratch resistance
    Low
  • Stain Resistance
    Low
  • Tear Resistance
    Medium
  • Thermal Conductivity
    Low
  • Usage Temperature
    Low
  • UV Resistance
    Medium
  • Water Resistance
    Medium
  • Wear Resistance
    Medium
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
  • Stiffness
    Flexible
  • Structure
    Closed
  • Surface/Texture
    Matte
  • Transparency
    Opaque
  • Surface Hardness
    Soft, Rubbery
CERTIFICATIONS
  • Bluesign®
Sustainability
SUSTAINABILITY
  • N/A
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