What men and women wear “down there” continues to be an exciting, voyeuristic question. The answer is always: adhesives. In bras, as well as in other clothing, special adhesives bind together the various layers of material.
When Halle Berry took the stage to accept the Oscar for Best Actress, envious women and admiring men looked on. Her appearance, her evening gown and cleavage were impressive. And more than a few were asking themselves what was hidden under this fabulous outfit. You can be sure of one thing: she was wearing adhesives. The reason? A lot of our clothing, especially bras and panties are composed of multiple layers of material coated with special adhesives. Often these materials contain breathable membranes. The requirements for the textiles are highly varied and often so complex that a single material is not enough. That is why it is necessary to combine materials, regardless of whether it is for lingerie or outdoor clothing.
The adhesives that allow the laminating and coating of textiles are hot melt adhesives, dispersion adhesives and powdered adhesives. They combine the different materials and membranes permanently while making sure that we stay warm and dry in our clothing, and at the same time allow our skin to breathe. These high-tech adhesives meet the demanding criteria put forward in the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 for environmentally friendly clothing.
The constantly changing demands put upon material and clothing are only realizable with adhesive technology. Outdoor clothing today must be resilient to the rigors of the washing machine, dirt and UV exposure. Protective clothing must be resistant to fire and chemicals. Surgical gowns
must be resistant to sterilization and hydrolysis. All of these requirements are met without sacrificing the comfort or reducing the breathability of the clothing. The same goes for everyone, whether or not you, like Halle Berry, shine in Hollywood’s spotlight: Clothing makes the man – and adhesives too.
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