Investment in Coatings & Films business

06.02.2019 The manufacturer of composites and technical textiles Chomarat Textile Industries, Le Cheylard/France, is developing its Coatings & Films business at its French sites. The company has just acquired an extruder and a graining line to increase its production capacities and develop new, more efficient solutions, particularly in the field of polyolefin thermoplastics. These 2 technological investments are part of the €35 million investment plan announced in mid-2017.

The graining line gives texture to the coated textile and provides a differentiation of appearance or a functionalization, such as non-slip or durability. This technological investment enables an increase in production capacities and offers new solutions for the automotive and luxury bag markets.
The new extruder increases the Chomarat production capacity for coated textiles and allows production in larger widths. The technology consumes less energy and emits very low level of volatile organic compounds. It also supplements existing solutions for developing bio-sourced coated fabrics.