Performance at the highest level


The sky's not the limit if you're heading skywards with AG Cilander in a hot air balloon, are paragliding or kitesurfing. We are your specialist for high-quality textile finishing for avalanche airbags, ski skins and other products for sport and the outdoors. The tear resistance of the often wafer-thin materials is hugely important for ensuring the safety of the end product and a USP from AG Cilander. We achieve the strength of our fabrics using a special coating – one of the most requested finishes for the outdoor and sports sector alongside end finishing.

What's more, additional special coatings give our textiles water-repellant, highly breathable and windproof qualities.

Product range (extract)

  • Air materials, air fabrics: Airtight, lightweight materials such as silk for hot air balloons, fabric for kitesurfing and paragliding
  • Aerodynamic coatings/aerodynamic improvements to textiles

requested for the following and more

  • Balloon silk
  • Kitesurfing/paraglider fabric
  • Avalanche airbags
  • Ski skins

AG Cilander's USP

  • High strength (tear resistance, tear propagation resistance)

Hot air balloon and paraglider

Precision at altitude – high-level coatings in every sense

How do hot air balloons and paragliders stay in the air? How can these two high-flying means of transport be controlled so precisely?

A hot air balloon flies because hot air displaces cold air, creating static buoyancy that causes it to float. A kite flies due to air resistance and thermals.

To ensure that these airborne flyers work as optimally as possible, they need to be made of materials that are 100% air-tight. This is where AG Cilander comes in. With our outstanding instinct for materials and incredible precision, we coat fabrics in a series of steps to create a completely air-tight shell. We comply with strict standards and meet tricky requirements in order to guarantee that the coating is evenly distributed over every square millimetre of the underlying fabric. After all, this is the only way to ensure that these products can be flown in a reliable, controlled manner – no matter what the conditions are.

Products for the "Sport" sector are finished at Cilander using the following processes