About Senfa

For over 45 years, Senfa has offered innovative solutions based on cutting-edge French expertise : coating technical textiles. A know-how combining substrates and functionalization to achieve performances such as: blackout, fireproofing, impermeability, diffusion, printability, water repellency, acoustics for large-scale projects. Senfa, technical textiles at the service of designers of impactful and innovative visual experiences.

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EXPERTISE

INNOVATIVE FEATURES

Creator of innovative functionalisation since 1973.

SENFA offers innovative solutions based on cutting-edge French expertise of technical coating up to 5.1 metres. The coating process involves the application of a paste to the surface of the textile, combining substrates to create added functionality and value. Some examples of the coatings offered include blackout, opacifier, fire-retardant, light diffusion, matt effect, glitter effect, double-sided and acoustic.

These features can be combined to create various end products, including unique advertising panels, specialised curtains for hotels, or wall decorations with acoustic properties. Predicting upcoming trends on both national and international markets allows the business to develop new and technically innovate textiles, with each one being better than the last.

OVERVIEW SENFA SERVICES

OUR EXPERTISE

Driven by pioneering spirit and innovative capability, SENFA has invested in new technologies over the years to develop their know how, expand their product range and offer specific commission coating to their customers. Utilising specialised equipment, they offer a wide range of industrial processes and services as set out below :

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CUSTOM-MADE FORMULATION

SENFA’s team of engineers and scientists are on hand to develop formulations,

and offer a custom-made service to create a specific chemical formulation upon request.

QUALITY CONTROL

MATERIAL TESTING
& CHARACTERISATION

SENFA work to high standards, ensuring that their substrates are subject to strict quality assurance standards and lab testing as required by specific markets. This includes international regulations, fire-retardant standards, and other performance requirements.

The section below gives an overview of the tools we utilise to assess the quality of fabrics throughout the production process:

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DHJ - S - 048

FIRE RETARDANT M1 TEST
& COMPLEMENTARY TEST

M1 - NF P 92-507

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DYNAMOMETER
TEST

Tensile Strength EN ISO 2411
Rupture resistance EN ISO1421
Tear resistance EN ISO 1875-3

senfa breathibility mask test Filtration efficiency EN 149

BREATHABILITY
MASK TEST

Filtration efficiency EN 149

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SPRAY TEST

Water Repellency - EN ISO 4920

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WATER
COLUMN

Water resistance test

senfa acoustic test echoside 60 fabrics tests

KUNDT'S TUBE MEASUREMENTS

ACOUSTIC TEST

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BREATHABILITY
SUBSTRATES

spectrocolorimeter measurements fabrics substrates

SPECTROCOLORIMETER
MEASUREMENTS

Software Spectra Magic NX
D65 10° spectaculaire ΔE CMC

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SUN
TEST

Artificially accelerated ageing simulation of products subject to light

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SURFACE
TENSION & ENERGY

FINISHING PROCESSES

COATING

A coating is a covering that is applied to the surface of a substrate. This finishing process can be both decorative (colour, mat, glitter…) or functional (fire-retardant, blackout, acoustic, waterproof…).

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DYEING

The dyeing process involves the application of a coloured dye to a particular material, such as yarns, other fibres or fabrics.

LAMINATING

Lamination is the process of applying a substrate in multiple layers to provide a particular property, including added strength, stability, or an alternative appearance.

PADDING

This process involves the impregnation of a chemical primer to the substrate by immersing it in a bath before passing it through a set of rollers.

SENFA-flock process

FLOCKING

This process applies small fibre particles to the surface of the substrate which can offer a soft touch to the fabric or improve the appearance.

COATING TECHNOLOGIES

Our technologies allow us to meet your specific requirements thanks to paste and foam coatings (PVC FREE). Those finishing processes can be associate with various coating methods such as :

Knife over roll coating

In this process, the knife blade is suspended above a roller. The knife does not touch the substrate directly and there is a gap between the substrate and the knife, which controls the thickness of the coating. The gap between the roller and the blade can be set very accurately to enable precise thickness control.

Knife over air coating

In this process, the knife is fixed above the substrate and actually touches the substrate. The doctor blade presses the upper surface of the substrate and forces the coating layer to penetrate into the substrate. The amount of coating applied is controlled by fabric tension and the depression of the knife.

Reverse roll coating

In this process, the coating material is applied at a precise thickness onto the application roller by setting the gap between the two rollers. The coating is transferred from the application roller onto the substrate as it passes around the support roller.

SLITTING PROCESS & PACKAGING

SENFA has invested in a range of slitting machines capable of handling a variety of technical substrates.


The inspection process ensures that our product is of high quality and in line with your specific requirements & package needs.

 

OUR GUARANTEE FOR CUSTOMERS

WORLDWIDE STOCK

On top of offering high quality products, our worldwide stock management (USA, Europe and Asia) and logistics capability ensures that SENFA can supply textile substrates to our customers quickly and efficiently.

TRACEABILITY

SENFA has a management system which holds details of each roll from the raw material, through to quality control steps, and finally shipment.

CUSTOMER SERVICE

Our flexible and reliable customer service team are on-hand to ensure that your order is handled efficiently from start to finish, to achieve customer delight every time.

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