Take a Seat

March 1st, 2023

Pink staining, caused by bacteria growth, is commonly found on seating surfaces in wet environments. 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 […]

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Ask the Expert: Disinfectants are in the Hot Seat in the Upholstery Market

January 1st, 2022

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 capability. Since the pandemic has swept the world, cleaning and disinfecting commonly touched surfaces […]

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Up against a wall

June 1st, 2021

Engineered for easy installation and removal, Scenic Expressions Taffeta is a peel-and-stick wallcovering developed for use as a non-permanent printed graphics wallcovering for most types of painted interior walls. Photo: Aurora Specialty Textiles Group Inc. Wallpaper has been around for centuries—since the 16th century to be exact. In its earliest iterations, wallpaper was printed on […]

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Ask the Expert: APV Engineered Coatings

October 1st, 2020

SPONSORED CONTENT Have Commercial Wallcoverings ‘Hit a Wall’ in Today’s Performance Standards? Close up of commercial wallcovering after it was sprayed with common disinfectant. New criteria for coatings and lacquers emergeduring the pandemic Protection for vinyl and textiles used in commercial wallcovering applications is a hot topic. Industries such as hospitality, education, and healthcare demand […]

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APV Engineered Coatings finishes 2019 with record sales

February 17th, 2020

APV Engineered Coatings ended 2019 with a record sales year. The growth was fueled largely by demand for its specialty chemical products in the aerospace, flexible films and industrial textiles, architectural building products, and tire and rubber industries. The company also saw significant growth in its private label and contract manufacturing business. Founded in 1878, […]

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Inhibiting microbes with topcoat technology

February 1st, 2020

When compounded performance additives in vinyl aren’t enough, antimicrobial lacquers and topcoats offer extra protection. By Hugh Barrett Microbes, such as bacteria and fungi, can live on a surface for months. Manufacturers of flexible vinyl, films, fabrics and textiles use engineered antimicrobial (AM) lacquers and barrier topcoats to offer an extra level of protection against […]

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APV Engineered Coatings to exhibit their VYNGUARD product line at IFAI Expo 2016

October 4th, 2016

Akron, Ohio-based APV Engineered Coatings will showcase their re-released VYNGUARD performance coatings line, which now includes specialty fabrics and leather hide applications. The line was originally launched for use with non-woven, vinyl substrates. Available in solvent- or water-based, VYNGUARD chemistries provide an easy-to-apply clear, protective layer that can mitigate plasticizer from migrating through the surface. […]

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Coating tests that evaluate five types of durability

September 1st, 2016

The right coating chemistry can make the difference between a fabric that has long-lasting durability and one that fades, degrades and fails before its expected lifecycle. This is especially true of fabrics used in awnings, tents, flexible decking, outdoor furniture, marine upholstery and automotive seating, where exposure to harsh environments can hasten the product lifecycle. […]

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Bauer joins APV Engineered Coatings

May 24th, 2016

APV Engineered Coatings hired Lon Bauer as product development manager. Bauer will be responsible for developing new coatings for flexible films and textiles, including development on the company’s VYNGUARD® line of premium high-performance coatings. Bauer’s background includes more than 25 years in the chemical industry with more than 20 years in the coatings industry. He […]

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