Designtex delivers Big Dot and Little Dot high-performance upholsteries

Designtex introduces two new high-performance upholsteries to the marketplace: Big Dot and Little Dot. Both are made of 100-per-cent polyurethane and feature proven performance finishes, including the ground-breaking Cleangene + Silicone, which Designtex introduced in 2014. Superior stain resistance and durability are hallmarks of this new technology, but a powerhouse cleaning story makes Cleangene + Silicone shine in the most demanding environments— ink and denim transfer are removed with ease and high concentrations of bleach can be used without discoloration or damage to the surface.

BIG DOT is a simple, small-scale geometric pattern that from a distance reads as a solid. It functions as a multi-purpose coordinate, is printed on a non-PVC substrate, and is available in 15 colourways. Perfect for high-traffic healthcare, hospitality and contract settings. LITTLE DOT features a rhythmic, small-scale pattern and is available in 13 coloIrways. BOTH have passed stringent testing for durability and cleanability (see below)

• Cleangene+Silicone Finish • Cleaning Water-based/Solvent (WS), Bleach Cleanable (10:1) • Abrasion 100,000+ Wyzenbeek double rubs (CD) • Optimized Chemistry Alternative to PVC • Warranty 10 years

Cleangene is a ground-breaking coated fabric technology featuring an advanced polymer system that offers a high level of resistance to most commercial cleaners and disinfectants, as well as superior abrasion resistance and excellent stain resistance.

Cleangene + Silicone is the latest enhancement to this ground-breaking technology. The addition of a silicone top coat system further enhances the stain-resistance capability of the Cleangene technology, to offer resistance to the toughest water- or oil-based stains including mustard, coffee, and iodine. The silicone top coat cross-links with the Cleangene polymer system and will not deteriorate over time.

Cleangene + Silicone allows the use of undiluted Isopropyl Alcohol or high concentrations of Bleach (4:1), as well as a variety of commonly used commercial cleaners and disinfectants, without discolouring, cracking or burnishing, thus prolonging the aesthetic beauty and performance of the upholstery.

Suitability For Use in Healthcare or Other Commercial Environments

• Silver Ion anti-microbial • Enhanced lightfastness – 200 hours • Seven week hydrolysis rating (ISO 1419) • Polycarbonate resin system in PU skin and base • Superior abrasion resistance • Extreme performance upholstery

Cleangene + Silicone is free of lead, heavy metals, phthalates, formaldehyde, and BPA as well as other harmful substances that can be found in other PUs or PVCs.

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