Diverse range of PTFE bicomponent membranes

DELIVERING MAXIMUM PROTECTION,

GIVING YOU THE ADVANTAGE

Porelle® PTFE bicomponent membranes are high performance, durable and tailored to your market application – delivering you maximum  protection.

Using our 40 years of experience and knowledge in polymer and membrane science, we have developed and evolved the porelle® PTFE bicomponent membranes range.


We offer one of the most diverse ranges of PTFE bicomponent membranes for the apparel market – garments, footwear, gloves and other accessories. Markets using these membranes currently include:

  • Military

  • Firefighter

  • Search & Rescue

  • Police

  • Industrial

THE PU FACTOR
PTFE bicomponent membranes are typically composed of a microporous PTFE layer coated with a solid, breathable hydrophilic PU layer. The two layers work in synergy to define the overall performance. The PTFE layer is the backbone on which the basic properties are built, while the
hydrophilic layer modifies the final performance properties of the membrane.


The chemistry of the PU coating layer can offer a range of properties. This could include added benefits such as chemical liquid penetration resistance, viral and blood borne pathogen resistance, flame resistance, abrasion resistance and anti-static dissipation.


We have developed a unique range of coating systems and techniques – ensuring each membrane can be tailored to different performance requirements for end users.

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BEYOND THE PORELLE® PTFE BICOMPONENT RANGE

Because we are a membranes specialist, we acknowledge that one membrane will not suit all needs and requirements. We also recognise that membranes are needed in a vast range of markets. This is why we not only have a diverse range PTFE range, but also offer hydrophilic and microporous polyurethane membranes. If you want to explore further options, please feel free to contact us for more information.

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THE DIVERSE RANGE

The porelle® PTFE membranes range is continuously evolving and developing to cater to your needs. It is PFOA free with options that are compliant with OEKO-TEX Class II and REACH.
Our key products are:

 

  • Porelle® PTFE – standard membrane

  • Porelle® PTFE lite – lightweight membrane

  • Porelle® PTFE grey – coloured options for 2.5l

  • Porelle® PTFE FR – flame-resistant membrane

  • Porelle® PTFE AR – abrasion-resistant membrane

  • Porelle® PTFE AS – anti-static membrane

  • Porelle® Inserts – specifically for gloves

  • Porelle® Footwear – specifically for footwear

In addition, we can offer bespoke solutions for specific 
customer or tender requirements.

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PERFORMANCE BEYOND THE GLOBAL STANDARDS

We offer a diverse range of PTFE bicomponent membranes
that can exceed global standards (EN, ISO, NFPA, ASTM,
etc.), giving you the advantage. Illustrations of this are
outlined below:


PRODUCT CONSISTENCY

Exceeds typical requirements for waterproofness measured by EN 20811 standard – offering enhanced performance consistency in use for protection against extreme winter elements.


PERSONAL PROTECTION

Exceeds requirements of EN 469 for firefighter garments – offering you additional protective features. Key examples include resistance to viral and blood borne pathogens and liquid penetration resistance against a wider range of industrial chemicals than stated in the standard.


BREATHABLE COMFORT

Exceeds requirements of EN 20344 for water vapour permeability (WVP) in safety footwear – offering you high levels of wearer comfort when in use.
 

COST-EFFECTIVE SOLUTIONS

Exceeds requirements of EN 343 for industrial rainwear, offering you high-performance and cost-effective solutions for the management of workwear contracts.
 

WASH DURABILITY

Exceeds the requirements of EN 659 or NFPA 1971 for firefighter gloves – offering high levels of waterproofness and wash durability. Enabling removal of contaminants after major incident use.