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What is "Coated Fabrics" - Definition & Explanation

Fabrics that have been coated with a lacquer, varnish, rubber, plastic resin of polyvinyl chloride or polyethylene, or other substance to make them longer lasting or impervious to water or other liquids.
Fabrics that have been coated with some substance to make them longer lasting, or impervious to water or other liquids. The uses are numerous and coating substances or materials include oil, pyrosylin, rubber, resings, medlamines, plastics, and acrylic films. Coated fabrics include oilcloth, imitation leathers, Koroseal, and others. Today very sophisticated coated fabrics are available.
Fabrics coated, covered, or treated with various substances to make them stronger and/or more resistant to weathering elements. Coating substances include rubber, resins, plastics, PVC, melamines, and oil finishes.
Fabrics that have been impregnated and/or coated with a plastic-like material in the form of a solution, dispersion hot-melt, or powder. The term also applies to materials resulting from the application of a preformed film to a fabric by means of calendering.

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