Upholstery fabric used in the contract seating market in mass transit, medical, and hospitality applications can breed harmful bacteria with widespread capability. Since the pandemic has swept the world, cleaning and disinfecting commonly touched surfaces have become more frequent and thorough, and rightfully so.
Coating & Product Development
Whether engineering a new coating technology or improving an existing formula, our team has developed a broad range of water and solvent-based polymer formulations solving some of the industry’s most challenging performance criteria with scalable, practical and application-friendly solutions.
Clients partner with our team to address the specific performance characteristics, physical properties, environmental compliance needs, application method and testing procedures required for the project. Throughout the commercialization process, our equipment engineers work directly with our customer’s production team to optimize the coating application.
By: Hugh Barrett
Like companies in many industries, plastics fabricators and decorators are searching for ways to be more environmentally friendly. They’re doing so not only to avoid fines or scrutiny from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or to comply with California’s Prop 65, but also to reduce operating costs, create a safer workplace for employees and achieve corporate sustainability goals.
By: Michael Couchie
From unique rubber compounds to varying tread patterns, tire producers focus on a number of areas on the tire to set themselves apart and perfect the look of the finished tire. Although not a primary focus of tire designers, the brightly colored identification marks around the tread play a key role in tire building as well as the aesthetics of the finished product. APV Engineered Coatings has been developing and commercializing vibrant, long-lasting stripes for decades by optimizing the ink formulation and application equipment for tire makers and can attest to the importance of engineering the perfect tread stripe.