We develop specific textile auxiliaries for finishing fabrics to be used in outdoor textile furnishings, marine fabrics and sun awnings..Enquiries
The outdoor furnishing business line is a specialty sector in textile finishing, as it includes a range of specially developed high-performance products. Among other features, the treatment of fabrics for these applications must ensure high weather and fade resistance in order to withstand adverse weather conditions and exposure to UV rays.
In order to withstand weather conditions and the wear caused by exposure to sunlight and rainwater, the fabrics used for manufacturing outdoor furniture upholstery, cushioning and sun awnings must go through treatment with select textile chemical auxiliaries.
The fabric treatment process plays a key role in the manufacturing of outdoor textile furnishings. The exposure of these products to weather conditions and dampness requires treatments which may provide the fabric with specific features ensuring weather resistance, stain-repellent and anti-bacterial properties to preserve the fabric from mould and bacteria.
It is thus easy to guess that fabric treatment is essential and textile Manufacturers need to partner up with reliable and skilled chemical companies that can supply spot-on products for the ennobling and finishing of any kind of fabric for any intended use, whether for It is thus easy to guess that fabric treatment is essential and textile Manufacturers need to partner up with reliable and skilled chemical companies that can supply spot-on products for the ennobling and finishing of any kind of fabric for any intended use, whether for outdoor furniture upholstery and cushioning, sun awnings or marine furnishings.
Outdoor furnishing fabrics must have specific features and therefore go through special treatment and finishing processes to withstand outdoor use.
A few examples are waterproofing and water- and oil-repellent treatment products, stain-repellent finishing, mould-proof and anti-bacterial treatment..
Below please find a list of our main treatment products for outdoor furnishing fabrics:
Find out more on our chemical products for the treatment of outdoor furnishing fabrics and sun awnings
The finishing treatment for sun awning fabrics must meet high weather- and fade-resistance requirements. Thus Soft Chemicals developed a set of mould-proof and anti-bacterial products to complete the application range, which also includes special resins (SOFTNET line) and water and oil repellent products (SOFTGARD line). Drawing upon our long-standing expertise, co-operating with leading customers in this industry, Soft Chemicals can supply products to meet any market requirements as to technical, finish and eco-friendly features.
The use of mould-proof and anti-bacterial products together with water and oil repellent resins (SOFTGARD) ensures the high quality standards of fabrics used for manufacturing outdoor cushioning. Outdoor cushioning fabrics must withstand strain from everyday use. Thus Soft Chemicals supplies a range of resins (SOFTFIN line) and finishing products, to be applied by either impregnation or coating, in order to improve pilling and abrasion resistance, besides providing a unique finish.
Our fabric finishing for outdoor furniture upholstery and cushioning also fulfils fireproofing standards. Soft Chemicals can supply a wide range of ready-to-use flame retardant products, which can also be included in special recipes to meet mould-proofing and water and oil repellency requirements as well.
This type of fabric requires extremely high performance due to its use under extreme conditions. Thus we ensure weather and mould resistance, high water and oil repellency as well as water-column resistance, obtained by means of special resin compounds (SOFTFIN and SOFTBIND), applied by coating. These finishes require special care in determining optimal settings based on the features of the fabric to be treated and customer requirements, in order to develop the ideal product/process match.