Fabric> Vinyl Fabric
Vinyl materials are sometimes
called vinyl canvas, whatever you call it, these materials are good for
uses where you want to prevent water and other liquids from going
through because it is a water resistant material. some of these vinyl materials,
sometimes called bilaminate or bi-laminated fabric contain a polyester center that
is surrounded by vinyl on both sides these are also waterproof material. The polyester helps make the
material stronger like reinforcing rods in concrete make the concrete
stronger. The polyester core does not stretch like the vinyl does, but
the vinyl helps protect the polyester from water and other elements
that can damage it.
Some of the other vinyl materials have the fabric on one side, with the pvc (Vinyl) on the other side. This offers a compromise between the softness of a fabric and the waterproof capabilities of the vinyl. Some of the materials have other special materials or abilities. The Aluminized Mylar vinyl for example has shiny aluminum layered into it to help with reflecting heat and cold. another vinyl material that has a special coating or formulation is the military tent vinyl that can block infrared light like that used in types of military radar that uses infrared light. Safara Tex™ vinyl is a textured vinyl that has a fire resistance rating and was made for upholstery in cars, trucks and boats.
Clear vinyl also comes in different weights and thicknesses it also comes in tinted and frosted. It is called frosted because it has a rough surface that makes it look like frosted glass. The frosted type of clear vinyl is good for decorative things or windows in tents and boat covers that need to have light come in, but also have privacy. Some of our laminated vinyls are durable enough to be used as pool covers, and some of our vinyl coated mesh is rated for outdoor use and would make excellent sunscreens for pool, patio and picnic areas.
The table cloth vinyl is what restaurants and diners actually use, it is a business grade material that has a felt backing that helps it to not stick to the table, and also makes it feel nicer and softer to the touch, it also has an embossed surface that feels more classy than just smooth vinyl.
Vinyl mesh also is available and comes either dipped or coated before weaving, the coated mesh is a better product because every fiber is coated completely and is less likely to come off the fiber like the dipped mesh.
We also carry Rubber Duc™ brand vinyl coated webbing
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