Sport

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