Procedure for textiles
First, the adhesive is applied to the textile to be flocked using a screen printing process. Under the fabric is a metal pallet connected to a high voltage generator. Short fibers, called flock, are located in a flock container, which is positioned above the textile to be flocked. This flock container is connected to the other pole of the generator. The bottom of the flock container consists of a metal sieve. The high voltage generator charges the flock electrically.
A homogeneous electrical field is now built up between the sieve and the metal pallet. The flock shoots through the sieve of the flock container directly onto the textile. The excess flock that falls next to the textile is caught and reused. Now you put the textile on a rack trolley and roll it into the drying oven. After the drying process, the textile is freed from excess flock with the help of a machine. This process ensures high wash resistance, but at the same time flock printing is limited to single-color motifs, which is why it is often used for shirt numbers on jerseys, for example.
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