Monday, 11 April 2011

Flexothane: A fabric which is as useful now as it was 25 years ago.

Flexothane is the consequence of many years of research and development in textile technology. It is a polyurethane coating on top of a knitted base fabric.

This is a technical fabric that promises you excellent protection. The polyurethane coating on a stretchable (approximately 150%) knitted base helps make it waterproof and windproof, noiseless and highly tear resistant.

The garment seams are welded and stitched. The material, produced by SIOEN in Belgium, is high frequency (HF) welded to guarantee the water proofing of all seams.
The knitted fabric is breathable and absorbs perspiration avoiding that clammy feeling. Your whole body stays dry plus the temperature is regulated.

Strong, supple, light and noiseless. Flexothane is resilient to rough handling and foul weather. Garments produced from Flexothane are durable and easy care.

Machine washable, it is extremely resistant against various types of oil derivates, fuel, diesel, grease etc. plus the smooth outside PU coated surface can be quite easily wiped clean.

Flexothane Kleen is washable at 95°C, without losing its original shape. You don’t need to bother about getting dirty!

When laundering there should be no treatment with chlorine, and no dry cleaning, ironing or tumble drying.

Before the introduction of Flexothane, waterproof garments were often heavy, cumbersome, uncomfortable, as well as hard to maintain.

For more than two-and-a-half decades now, Flexothane continues to offer high degrees of protection and comfort. It is actually specially engineered to form a durable, impenetrable barrier against water and wind, while retaining an advanced level of wearer comfort.

A Flexothane garment is usually recognised on account of durable Flexothane press studs along with a recognisable heat-transfer label. A Flexothane stamp on the inside of the garment including a colourful hangtag and a Flexothane label will also confirm its provenance.

The main two types of Flexothane for the mass market are ‘Essential’ which is good for domestic and occasional work use, and ‘Classic’ which is a heavier weight and significantly more durable. Used extensively in the agricultural industry from lambing to chemical spraying it is largely the fabric / brand of first choice.

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