Sunday Morning - Flocked Concrete
Electrostatic flocking is a process used to create a soft, velvety texture on a variety of surfaces, including textiles, plastics, metals, and ceramics. The process involves the application of tiny fibers, called flock, to a surface using an electrostatic charge.
The flocking material is made up of tiny fibers, typically made of nylon or rayon, that are cut to a specific length and size. These fibers are then coated with a special adhesive that is activated by the electrostatic charge.
The surface to be flocked is first coated with a thin layer of adhesive, usually a water-based or solvent-based glue. The flocking material is then applied to the surface using an electrostatic flocking machine. The machine charges the flocking material with a high voltage electrostatic charge, causing the fibers to stand on end and attract to the surface in a uniform pattern.
As the fibers land on the surface, they stick to the adhesive and create a dense, velvet-like texture. The excess flocking material is removed by shaking or brushing the surface, leaving behind a smooth and even finish.
Electrostatic flocking is used in a variety of industries, including automotive, home furnishings, and fashion. It is a cost-effective and efficient way to add texture, depth, and color to a surface. Additionally, the process is environmentally friendly, as it produces minimal waste and uses non-toxic adhesives.