You can be assured of high technical performance and increased process efficiency when laminating textiles with SikaMelt® reactive polyurethane hot melt adhesive technologies.

Adhesive Solutions for Functional and Technical Textiles

Sika has been serving the lamination market for over 20 years.  Multilayer functional and technical textiles are part of our everyday life and serve many purposes. They have a broad application spectrum and are used in the production of sports, outdoor, contract and protective wear textiles, among other areas of application. Customers have high expectations and requirements for textiles regarding their function such as water or fire resistance and breathability. In addition, textiles should provide high durability and resistance while produced efficiently and at low production cost.  At Sika, we provide a broad range of textile hot melt adhesives.

Get in touch with us and let’s discuss how we can help you to achieve your product and production goals. 

At Sika, we help you make the best product you possibly can – from concept through production. 

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Sika has more than 20 years of experience in the textile lamination market
Achieve your textile quality goals with SikaMelt® adhesive solutions

Benefits Offered to Your Multilayer Functional and Technical Textile Production

Our adhesive systems are designed to enhance your textile performance and at the same time improve your production efficiency. Our solutions can help you realize the following benefits: 

COST SAVINGS – The application weight (g/m²) is optimized, which means that the adhesive solutions can be used in a cost-efficient way

HIGH STRENGTH – SikaMelt® adhesive solutions provides excellent adhesion for long-lasting clothing

EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE – We have adhesive technologies that enable you to achieve excellent textile performance and functionality

INCREASED OUTPUT – Our adhesive solutions allow for a more versatile and faster production including adaptable process times for shorter cycle times

Sika’s Contribution to more Sustainable Fashion

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At Sika, we're committed to fostering a more sustainable fashion. Our dedication is highlighted by the certification received from bluesign® and OEKO-TEX® for a specific selection of adhesive solutions within our product portfolio. While bluesign® manages input streams comprehensively, OEKO-TEX® rigorously tests chemicals, including adhesives. At Sika, we hold certifications from both organizations for our adhesive solutions, showcasing our dedication to sustainable textile production and eco-friendly supply chains.

Our bluesign® SYSTEM PARTNER and bluesign® APPROVED certification verifies the safety and sustainability of our adhesive solutions for multilayer textiles, aligning with strict environmental, health, and safety (EHS) criteria. All certified Sika adhesives can be accessed online through the bluesign® FINDER.

The ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® certifies sustainable chemicals used in textile and leather production. It confirms the environmental friendliness of dyes, auxiliaries, and other chemicals in textile manufacturing. Sika's textile adhesives meet the strict OEKO-TEX® ECO Passport ZDHC MRSL 3.0 Level 3 standards through critical concentration testing for harmful substances. You can find all certified Sika adhesives online via the OEKO-TEX® Label Check platform.

Sika supports you in transitioning towards a more sustainable future in fashion.

SikaMelt® Hot Melt Adhesives for a Wide Range of Textile Bonding Applications

Adhesives for Active Wear

The lamination and bonding of multilayer functional fabrics against breathable membranes and linings into waterproof and breathable apparels, sportswear, jackets, footwear and other outdoor goods is possible with Sika’s adhesive solutions. At Sika, we put our vast experience of more than 20 years into practice to help and support you to meet and exceed your product and process requirements. Besides technical expectations, we also address and support environmental and safety aspects through OEKO-TEX® and bluesign® certified adhesives.   

Key product benefits: 

  • High final strength 
  • Fast curing for high production efficiency 
  • Perfect soft touch 
  • Human ecology approval from OEKO-TEX® and bluesign®  
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A sitting fireman wearing technical textile bonded with SikaMelt

Adhesives for Contract and Work Wear   

Contract and protective wear demand high technical performance and process efficiency. In addition, society has become increasingly aware of the importance of human and environmental safety. To reflect this adequately, Sika has made sure to comply with safety requirements and set an example. In keeping with this, our textile adhesives at Sika are OEKO-TEX® and bluesign® certified.   

Key product benefits: 

  • Highly durable  
  • Functional properties such as flame retardancy  
  • Broad adhesion spectrum 
  • Human ecology approvals from OEKO-TEX® and bluesign® 

Adhesives for Specialties   

Specialties such as filter and insulation laminates typically consist of several functional layers that must meet specific requirements. At Sika, we have the right adhesives to help you meet and exceed your product and process goals.  

Key product benefits: 

  • Broad adhesion spectrum  
  • High chemical and thermal resistance 
  • Excellent soft touch performance 
  • Increased process safety  
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Adhesives for Laminated Roofing Liners  

Multilayer technical textiles are today's preferred solutions for engineered and integrated protection, safety, and comfort systems, as they bring high durability, versatility, and cost-effective solutions. Laminated and bonded multilayer textiles are suitable for a multitude of technical applications, such as roofing liners. For this purpose, Sika offers a comprehensive range of adhesives to help you achieve your product and production goals.  

Key product benefits:

  • High final strength on a wide range of substrates 
  • Outstanding physical and chemical resistance 
  • Improved ageing characteristic 
  • Increased product and process safety

Explore our Products for Functional and Technical Textiles Bonding

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