The steps involved in the EA TPE flocking process are: profile extrusion; application of primer; cool to 120 [degrees] F; remove water; application of adhesive; electrostatic flocking; heat to 280 [degrees] F; cool to ambient; remove water and seven day aging (complete cure).
Faster line speeds can be accommodated by using two or more flocking units in series on the line.
Factors affecting this include the profile shape and volume, the specific adhesive system used, the desired adhesion level, oven temperatures, length of oven and the number of flocking units being run.
As they have been run, typical flocking lines for EA materials are much shorter than the traditional lines: 125 to 210 ft.
After the fabric has been coated with adhesive, it is passed through the flocking machine.
Two flocking hoppers connected to the electrostatic generators equipped with turning brushes.
Flocking machine is provided with a very sophisticated Electrostatic Generator mod.