Outdoor urethane line offers luxurious upholstery products

October 1, 2010

The Soleil Collection from Spradling International Marine is the company’s latest group of outdoor urethanes, offering soft and luxurious upholstery products with a performance edge. A wide variety of colors is available with the SRX topcoat. The line’s combination of strength and style provides easy cleaning, high UV resistance, mildew resistance, a durable surface and …

Industry’s first dry-erase upholstery

July 1, 2010

Sta-Kleen™, the industry’s first truly erasable polyurethane performance fabric, revolutionizes maintenance and furniture replacement cycles in hospitality, healthcare, office, marine and institutional environments. Recommended for high-traffic commercial environments, the faux leather withstands repeated cleanings without damage, reducing maintenance time and extending furniture life. Day-to-day cleanup is accomplished with a mild soap-and-water solution, and stains from …

Researchers make waves with crustacean-shell auto interiors

May 1, 2010

A natural biopolymer that strengthens the shells of crustaceans can be combined with fragrant oils to produce odor-repellent, stain-resistant and antimicrobial automotive interiors, according to researchers at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in Melbourne, Australia. Chitosan, found in the exoskeletons of crabs and shrimp, has antimicrobial properties and readily forms a thin film. …

Upholstery materials designed for variety of applications

New upholstery textiles inspired by the glamour of classic film stars, Monroe, Bardot and Hepburn reflect current design and color trends and are suitable for healthcare, hospitality, retail and other commercial environments. Solaris, Spectrum, Craft and Illumination, the newest patterns in the Philosophy Collection, are designed to promote comfort and peace in healing and healthcare …

Durable fabric with a modern business suit look

Hobo & Garnet multi-purpose upholstery fabrics have the look of a business suit with a modern twist. Durable and fire retardant, the line is suitable for hospitality, hotel, restaurant and other contract seating. SOURCE J. Ennis Fabrics

Fabrics offer water-repellent finish

Firesist™ offers a water-repellent finish and meets flame requirements for awnings, motor vehicles, aircraft and upholstery. PVC 18, coated with high tenacity polyester, is well suited for heavy duty outdoor coverings, such as truck, tonneau and construction covers. Showtime tent and structure fabric is abrasion resistant and dimensionally stable. SOURCE Manart-Hirsch Co. Inc.

New fabric collection for interior design applications

The new IMPROV collection for interior design applications offers durability and fade resistance in modern and elegant new patterns. Suitable for residential, commercial, healthcare and hospitality uses. SOURCE Silver State Inc.

All-weather upholstery fabrics

The environmentally friendly Touch Textiles collection has been expanded with a new line of weatherproof upholstery fabrics designed to withstand UV rays, sunlight and the effects of cleaning agents. Suitable for indoor and outdoor use, the durable new line includes hundreds of colors, patterns and textures in three fabric categories: shadow, sheer and sling. Shadow …

Sample books for automotive interiors

March 1, 2010

Compiled by Juli Case Where can I get Detroit car books? I’m looking to buy a collection. Companies that do automotive upholstery are familiar with Detroit Car Books; they’re sample books that show the fabrics used in OEM automotive interiors for a particular year. You can purchase them through suppliers that specialize in automotive fabrics. …

Pearson Textiles offers 54 new fabrics, available online

A comprehensive line of cut yardage fabrics available for use on Pearson upholstered pieces or in other applications is now available: 54 new fabrics, half of which are exclusive Pearson designs, and half of which are made of natural fibers. The newest fabrics are characterized by sumptuous damasks, chenilles, velvets, finely detailed embroidered designs and …