Leading Edge Technology
Advanced technology for superior waterproof performance
Premium moisture barrier
Ready to use without pre-washing
Energy-efficient bonding processes, free from harmful solvents
In 2010 we developed a breakthrough technology that allowed the waterproofing to be added to the fabric using a combination of heat and cold treatments to create a durable melt-bond without the use of any solvents.
The old way of attaching fabric and waterproof film is called solvent lamination. This method involves using harmful solvents like MEK (methyl ethyl ketone) and trichloroethylene to bond the fabric and film together. The process produced VOCs (volatile organic compounds) that are extremely harmful for the environment and to the working people.
Our manufacturing division developed a way to thermally laminate our fabrics to make them waterproof without the use of harmful chemicals. This transformed the fabric world by creating waterproof fabrics that do not involve toxic chemical solvents or VOCs. Instead, our fabrics are thermally bonded using heat and pressure. We take fabrics and TPU and use a mix of heat, pressure & cooling to create our ProSoft PUL fabrics. Our eco-friendly approach ensures that our fabrics are safe against the skin and gentle on our planet.
Superior softness and pliability
Our thermally bonded fabrics are softer and more pliable than fabrics bonded through solvent lamination.
Our ProSoft PUL fabrics come in a variety of thicknesses—this is common for many waterproof fabrics, but the difference is that when ProSoft PUL is thicker, it’s the film that is thicker; it’s not because of the bonding chemicals or adhesive. The heavier ProSoft fabrics use a heavier waterproof film that is useful for heavy duty applications.
There are several heavy PULs in the market that use more adhesive in the process which results in a heavier fabric using the same 1 mil PU film. This results in a fabric that includes more toxins and is more harmful to the environment when disposed of, and it also doesn’t make the fabric more waterproof in the same ways that an actual thicker waterproof film does.
Designed to reduce cost and improve performance of waterproof reusable articles.