Polyurethanes (PVC free)
Environs: alternative upholstery/contract applications
The most luxurious of performance upholstery fabrics are polyurethane constructions, which are becoming increasingly popular for many contract applications in office seating, hospitality, and healthcare environments. These durable soft-hand constructions incorporate knit backings to provide a two-way stretch, soft hand luxurious feel, and an elegant drape that designers love. They are comfortable, and offer excellent tailorability, making them a friendly fabric with which to work.
Outstanding abrasion resistance makes polyurethanes the perfect choice for the most exacting applications. Polyurethanes and semi-polyurethanes provide the most realistic faux leathers with respect to hand, feel and look, and lend themselves to a wide range of decorative finishes.