Olefin-based outdoor upholstery
Designtex developed the Eclipse Collection in response to the growing demand for more durable and attractive outdoor fabrics. The upholstery is made using reclaimed fibers of olefin, a byproduct of petroleum refining (destined for incineration). The material is naturally stain resistant, and Teflon is added for water repellency.
Eclipse fabrics are manufactured at a low temperature, requiring less energy to manufacture, and produces no harmful industrial waste. Eclipse textiles are recyclable, and the yarn can be re-extruded up to ten times. Because the fibers possess a high calorific value, incineration produces more usable heat energy.
Contact: Designtex, New York, NY, USA.
For more information, see Transmaterial 2: A Catalog of Materials That Redefine our Physical Environment