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Scratch-Resistant and PFAS-Free

October 1, 2023  |  Ask the Expert

In March 2023, an automotive aftermarket manufacturer launching a new line of flexible vinyl tonneau covers for pickup trucks approached APV Engineered Coatings with a request: help them improve the durability of their product while maintaining its matte finish. APV went a step further by engineerin…
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Take a Seat

March 1, 2023  |  Ask the Expert

Moisture, stains and abrasion can wreak havoc on vinyl-upholstered surfaces, especially in high-traffic areas such as hospitality, healthcare, education and mass transit settings. To keep these surfaces looking good and performing well for the long-term, product manufacturers are turning to VYNGUARD…
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What’s New from Sunbrella® Shade?

February 1, 2023  |  Ask the Expert

At Sunbrella, we are committed to consistently providing you, our partners, with high-quality solutions, superior service and support to help you succeed. With that in mind, we’re excited to kick off the year with the release of our new Sunbrella Shade Collection and new Sunbrella Exceed™ FR sha…
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Do Blue Jeans Make You Blue?

October 1, 2022  |  Ask the Expert

Blue jeans are one of the most common garments in the world, and the indigo dye they are fabricated with is one of the most unforgiving stains to mar surfaces like public, mass transit and automotive seating. To protect fabrics used in high-traffic applications, manufacturers of upholstery and flexi…
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Ask the Expert: Understanding the Sunbrella® Warranty Expansion

April 1, 2022  |  Ask the Expert

With Sunbrella Care Director Alan Rampey To better serve our partners, consumers, and the industry as a whole, Sunbrella is proud to offer the industry’s most comprehensive warranty with an expansion that includes labor costs. To shed light on our enhanced warranty coverage and general warran…
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Ask the Expert: Disinfectants are in the Hot Seat in the Upholstery Market

January 1, 2022  |  Ask the Expert

Extreme testing parameters of quaternary ammonium salts on contract seating fabric drives need for super high-performance lacquers The Quat Compound Upholstery fabric used in the contract seating market in mass transit, medical, and hospitality applications can breed harmful bacteria with widespread…
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Ask the Expert: Discover the Sunbrella® Difference

October 29, 2021  |  Ask the Expert

With Dave Swers, President With 60 years of trust, craftsmanship and innovation behind us, we know some things change but some remain the same. One constant is our commitment to supporting this community of valued partners in any and every we can. To us, it’s important we demonstrate our commitmen…
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Ask the Expert: A Trusted Anchor

September 30, 2021  |  Ask the Expert

How the right protective coating can prevent pink stain damage on marine fabrics Pink stain is a common problem on marine fabrics such as seating cushions, upholstery, decking and other vinyl surfaces. Once the stain happens, it cannot be removed. However, there are ways to prevent pink stain in the…