There are a variety kinds of fabrics for outdoor chairs, but not all of those outdoor fabrics are suitable for sling chairs.The sling chair fabric needs to have a certain bearing and tensile capacity. It is generally woven from wire drawn from a durable and stretchy PVC coating. It can be woven in different colors and structures. This material has good ruggedness along with less stretchability and has better resistance to sagging and tearing.
The Produce of sling chair fabric
The sling chair fabric adopts composite yarns with a special covering structure, i.e. PVC/PET leather-core yarn. The cuticular layer is made of aging resistant and UV radiation resistant PVC material of polyvinyl chloride, and the inner core is made of high-strength industrial polyester filament yarn(PFY). The PFYs are drawn, cooled off and formed into composite yarns with a smooth, waterproof, oilproof, nontoxic and cool surface. The warp beam is enwound with warp yarns by an intelligent warping machine and then woven into a net on a flexible rapier loom without sizing. At last, the final fabrics will be produced after shaping.
The features of sling fabrics
The sling fabrics have excellent breathability and waterproof quality as well as cooling performance in summer. Its surface of PVC vinyl coating is featured aging resistance, weather resistance, flame retardancy, moisture resistance, antistatic, and not easy to deformation. This means the fabrics’ ability to perform exceptionally well in all weathers and also to protect against UV rays.
The application of sling chair fabrics
This type of fabric is for sling chairs, most are suit for making outdoor beach chairs, swing chairs and leisure chairs. Some office chairs are also made of this type of outdoor fabric currently. It is also widely used for mats, bags and various decorations. Thanks to its good air permeability, this type of fabric has a very good performance in cooling. We will provide a guide to help you create beautiful products in a few short hours.
When you are choosing the patio sling fabric materials, the most important step is the fabric which you selected has to match the project, which means you should know more about its other properties and characteristics. That can help you choose the right fabric and purchase the bulk.
The types of sling chair fabrics
The current types of beach chair fabrics include plain, twill, jacquard, print, etc. Among them, plain also has many kinds of weaving methods, such as 1X1, 1X2, 2X2 etc. Custom design is welcomed.
The difference in performance in winter and summer of the outdoor sling chair fabric
The outdoor sling chair fabric will feel harder in winter and softer in summer. This is because PVC has the characteristics of thermal expansion and contraction. Therefore, a certain softener will be added usually to ensure the softness when producing such fabrics in winter. In countries with warm seasons all year round, it is best not to add too much softener, otherwise, the sling fabric will be too soft to manufacture products.
Colorfastness to the light of the sling chair fabric
Although this kind of outdoor sling fabric is made of PVC plastic, with the improvement in technology and formula, the maximum grade of colorfastness can reach level 6 of the European standard. It is good for using in outside.
The general bearing capacity of the sling fabric by the yard
For example, fabric 2*1, after testing, the bearing capacity of warp direction is 1800N, and the bearing capacity of weft direction is 1400N., it can bear the weight of 150kg generally. The bearing capacity differs from each other due to different weaving methods, but the bearing capacity of chairs can be fulfilled generally.
The aging resistance of sling chair mesh fabrics is better than that of conventional fabrics. It can be used for about 2 years in normal conditions and is not easy to embrittle. Some customers will repurchase semi-finished products after 2 years of use to replace the seat cloth。
Before buying the fabrics in bulk, we need to know what processes can be done on this fabric. In this way, we can make our finished products more durable, more beautiful, and easier to sell.
"High frequency" refers to the high frequency and induction heating technology.The fabrics can be fused with each other after heating.This technology can be used for welding two pieces of fabrics, stamping patterns, printing logos, etc.The general working temperature of high frequency is about 300 degrees, and the maximum size is 1.3*2.0 meters.
Printing can make up for the shortcomings of plain weave and jacquard with rich colors and gradient effects, which can meet the needs of different customers. The technology of four-color UV inkjet printing we use has a maximum printing size of 1.5*1.2 meters。
Compared with cotton, canvas, etc., Sling chair fabric has a harder hand feel, but it can still be sewed. When choosing sewing thread, it should be matched with the color of the fabric, different thicknesses, and different performance threads need to be used for sewing when the product is used in different environments.
Daily output of a machine
Generally, the daily output of a machine for 8 hours is 100 meters. Currently, there are more than 50 weaving machines. All the needs of small orders and large orders can be satisfied.
Despite a wide variety of advantages, the beach chair fabrics are produced by machine and manually operated, so there exist some inevitable flaws. Generally, there are about 100 defective points within 1000 meters, including warp breakage, yarn skipping, etc., but they are also within the acceptable range.
Generally, a roll of fabrics has a length of 50-80 meters. The fabric roll contains a hard paper roll with a diameter of 5cm. Each roll of fabrics is packed in a transparent plastic bag, and a PP waterproof plastic bag is added outside to provide better protection during transportation and storage.