Technical Textiles

Surface Modification for Technical Textiles

Michelman helps improve the performance and functional behavior of technical textiles in applications including construction, ballistic, medical & hygiene, automotive, filtration media, pre-preg, and consumer products.

Our proven expertise in formulating surface treatments, including sizing, binders, and film formers, strengthened by our understanding of end-use applications, provides technical textile manufacturers a set of solutions offering various functionalities that can be applied at the fiber level or as an overtreatment to the textile.

Achieve advanced form and function through fiber surface optimization with our Unyte® brand of water-based emulsions. These solutions enhance textile products' performance by improving adhesion, binding, processability, and heat resistance.

Product Name
Form Type
Emulsifier Charge
block resistance
tow spreading
water resistance
Unyte® Bind 210Specialty DispersionN/A
Unyte® Glide 310EmulsionAnionic
Unyte® Grip 110Specialty DispersionAnionic / Nonionic
Unyte® Grip 130EmulsionAnionic / Nonionic
Unyte® Resist 711Anionic / Nonionic
Unyte® Slip 530EmulsionNonionic

Enhancing the Versatility of Technical Textiles

Today's textiles are not limited to traditional applications such as apparel. Strength, chemical resistance, and other performance characteristics can be optimized through advanced surface modification of the textile's fibers. These so-called technical textiles are utilized in a wide range of applications in construction, medical, automotive, and manufacturing, as well as offer protection against ballistics and other hazards. They also help safeguard the environment by replacing heavier, rigid components with lightweight, flexible, nonwoven materials, which help to reduce fuel consumption.

Our Unyte® family of products enhances the performance of many textile materials, and can be used with carbon, glass, aramid, basalt, natural, UHMWPE, and other polymeric fibers, including chopped and continuous formats.

How technical textiles are produced
Various types of fibers are reinforced and combined with other materials into basic intermediate formats — woven, nonwoven, braided, and three-dimensional — and then incorporated into a vast array of end-use applications.

Why Technical Textile Manufacturers Partner with Michelman

We are well known globally for our emulsification and polymer dispersion technologies and have become the world’s leader in the development of fiber-sizing solutions. Our expertise in formulating surface treatments, strengthened by our understanding of end-use applications, provides technical textile manufacturers a robust set of solutions and capabilities.




We offer binders used in the processing of nonwoven rolled goods manufactured from materials including polypropylene, polyester, nylon and glass.