Fabrics made with polyester scrim and coated with PVC are the most popular coated fabrics for architectural applications.
Architectural PVC coated fabrics are most commonly made with a liquid PVC coating on both sides of the scrim. This is done in a knife coating process.
In many cases a finish topcoat is applied which provides better resistance against dirt by sealing off the plasticizers in the PVC, which otherwise migrate to the surface and make it sticky. Some finish coatings provide additional UV resistance which extends the life of the fabric, and some provide a surface that is dirt-repellent.
These fabrics tend to be highly durable, often lasting for two decades. We use specialized equipment in our manufacturing which allows us to offer up to a 25 year pro-rated manufacturer warranty on the highest quality architectural fabrics.
Serge Ferrari offers a weldable PVDF topcoat named S2. This topcoat is a calibrated mixture of acrylic and PVDF. The acrylic keeps the fabric weldable white the PUDF gives the surface its dirt repellent properties.
TX-30 is a pure PVDF topcoat that is cross-linked for additional durability. It is non-weldable and requires abraiding of the TX-30 topcoat for overlap welds.
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