Vinyl is as Versatile as it is Durable

Written by Channel 11 Houston on June 27, 2013. Posted in Brious vinyl, Wholesale vinyl

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Vinyl coated fabric has been trusted as a durable fiber since WWII. Rubber was in short supply because of the war effort, so vinyl became a valuable replacement for rubber due to its durability, resistance to the elements, and its affordability when it comes to manufacturing cost.

Vinyl coated fabric is the cheapest way to make dependable tarps and other outdoor coverings. Vinyl manufacturers also find customers frequently purchase vinyl fabrics for blank banner material, laminate fabric, and signage. Vinyl coated fabric has proven to be one of the most versatile materials known to man.

PVC piping, as a matter of fact, is the largest market for vinyl. This is because it is less expensive, non corrosive, and installed with more ease than a metal pipe. PVC is an acronym for polyvinyl chloride.

PVC was first created by a German chemist named, Eugen Baumann in 1872. Humble Baumann, however, never bothered to apply for a patent. There is a good chance he is rolling in his grave right now over that one.

Today, the vinyl coated fabric industry is teeming with possible applications. The material finds itself the main ingredient of athletic mats, wall mats, dummies, foamed mesh for fence windscreens, low lead inflatable bounce houses for kids, tent structures, and truck tarps. And that is only the tip of the iceberg (or should I say, vinyl berg?).

Wherever your imagination can go, vinyl can likely take you there. The uses of vinyl coated fabric only continue to grow and show no signs of slowing down.

Comments (7)

  • September 12, 2013 at 10:21 am |

    Interesting about the German chemist who invented PVC. I never knew that. I use vinyl for so many things.

  • February 22, 2014 at 1:18 pm |

    Same here! I make materials for sports events, and I use it for my banners and tarps. I have seen it used for cleats and helmets, too.

  • March 24, 2014 at 4:26 pm |

    Same here! I make materials for sports events, and I use it for my banners and tarps. I have seen it used for cleats and helmets, too.

  • Ricardo Blair
    April 23, 2014 at 4:46 pm |

    Same here! I make materials for sports events, and I use it for my banners and tarps. I have seen it used for cleats and helmets, too.

  • Alyssa Guzman
    May 23, 2014 at 4:47 pm |

    Same here! I make materials for sports events, and I use it for my banners and tarps. I have seen it used for cleats and helmets, too.

  • Gabriella Jacobs
    June 22, 2014 at 4:48 pm |

    Same here! I make materials for sports events, and I use it for my banners and tarps. I have seen it used for cleats and helmets, too.

  • July 22, 2014 at 4:49 pm |

    Same here! I make materials for sports events, and I use it for my banners and tarps. I have seen it used for cleats and helmets, too.

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