Germany-based Wacker-Chemie GmbH recently unveiled a new Elastosil® top coat that is suitable for
outdoor textiles, protective apparel and airbags. Elastosil 47005 transparent silicone top coat
features a silicone/organic polymer binder and nanoscale components that facilitate customization
of the coating to provide surface properties appropriate to the particular end-product.
According to the company, the coatings special surface provides superior weatherability,
resistance to aging and dirt repellency to tents and awnings. It also adheres readily to the fabric
surface, is easily processed and has a low coefficient of friction.