Thai Acrylic Fibre Co. Ltd. (TAF) and Sol-Out® brand will launch a new collection of antimicrobial outdoor fabrics in the upcoming IFAI Expo 2020. The 100% acrylic collection is made by combining two specialty fibers of TAF–Durashine™ and Amicor™.
Durashine fiber is a high-performance solution dyed acrylic fiber suitable for various outdoor applications including awnings, outdoor furniture, carpets and marine exteriors. Color brilliancy, durability and performance characteristics of fabrics made with Durashine remain unchanged year after year, as it is manufactured using highly advanced technology that supports weather and UV resistance.
Amicor is an antimicrobial fiber that is specially engineered by incorporating additives into the core of the fiber. The fiber has shown its effectiveness against bacteria, fungi and against viruses. In a recent test done according to ISO 18184:2019 against SARS-Covid-2 virus (COVID-19), Amicor has shown to reduce the number of infective virus particles by 99% in 18 seconds.
The range will be launched along with 100% Durashine solution-dyed acrylic fabrics for shades, upholstery and marine canvas. “We had a very good experience last year at IFAI Expo where we realized that the outdoor manufacturers and buyers are looking for new innovations. Therefore, we strongly believe that this new range will be appreciated by the customers who will visit the show,” says Tuhin Kulshreshtha, head of marketing value added products at TAF.