Global
Textile, Leather & Footwear

Functional Coatings – Haptic

Functional Coatings – Haptic develops and markets innovative coating technologies for highly flexible surfaces used in the footwear, automotive interior and furniture industries. These technologies set new benchmarks for design freedom, individualization and process optimization, which helps bring the most innovative unique products to market for our customers

Footwear

Fashion trend life cycles are becoming ever shorter, so delivering unique and resistant surfaces is key. Requirements for individualization, a high degree of design flexibility, product design brand identity and an appealing surface texture are increasing.

We have developed several technologies for responding to these customer requirements.

valure™ is the perfect footwear solution for combining efficiency with unprecedented design and personalization, thus delivering a whole new customer experience.

Using valure™ cuts time and resources in the production processes because the design consists of one piece instead of several knitted parts, as is usually the case in shoe production.

In addition to valure™, we are developing other technologies for coating shoe soles before and during the manufacturing process that also offer new design possibilities. A great variety of colors combined with better properties of the sole has motivated us to continuously refine our products.

Automotive interiors

Automotive interiors must be robust and appealing at the same time. With valure™, we can meet both requirements. The polyurethane surfaces are wear-resistant, dirt-repellent and highly water-, sweat- and oil-resistant.

The laser-structured surface, available in a wide variety of textures, leaves nothing to be desired and features outstanding design flexibility.

Other recently developed coating technologies allow coloring and functionalization during the manufacturing process of molded foam vehicle parts.

Furniture

Our transfer coating is a technology we use to create laser-structured surfaces that offer nearly limitless freedom for designing haptics and textures ranging from soft to hard touch, leather grain a velvet appearance, as well as geometric patterns and impressions.

Our technology is well-suited for use in combination with leather, fabric, paper or plastic without impairing the breathability of the material. This helps achieve surfaces with a distinctive character that are soft, warm to the touch, and offer attractive designs. The polyurethane surfaces are resistant to wear and tear, soiling, and are highly water-, sweat- and oil-resistant. valure™ not only protects surfaces, but also makes them more attractive.

It’s a difference you can feel.

valure™ design gallery

Experience the virtually limitless facets of design and individualization that are possible with valure™ and get an idea of the bandwidth of designs and colors that are possible.