WHAT IS FLOCKING ?
The flocking process involves applying short monofilament fibres, usually nylon, rayon or polyester. Drictly on to a substrate that has been previously coated with an adhesive.
The diameter of the individual flock strand is only a few thousandths of a centimeter and ranges in lenght from 0,25mm -5 mm. Adhesives that capture the fibres must have the same flexibility and resistance to wear as the substrade. The process uses special equipment that electrically charges the flock particles causing them to stand – up. The fibres are then propelled and anchored into the adhesive at right angles to the substrade. The application is both durable and permanent. Flock can be applied to glass, metal, plastic, paper or textiles. Flock design applications are also found on many items such as garments, greeting cards, trophies, promotional items, toys and book covers.
Decorative flocking is accomplished by using one of three