FIL DOUX TEXTILES INTRODUCES INDUSTRY-FIRST: ECO-FRIENDLY VINYL WITH ENHANCED BIODEGRADABILITY + INHERENT STAIN PROTECTION
| New York, NY – April 11, 2017 | Fil Doux Textiles has enhanced its innovative Vinylife™ product with the addition of Pro-Tech, the company’s standout proprietary ink and stain protectant. Available exclusively through Fil Doux Textiles, this vinyl upholstery with enhanced biodegradability represents an unprecedented industry development and the introduction of an end-of-life story for vinyl textiles. Vinylife is produced with a natural enzyme, which reacts to microorganisms found in biologically active landfills and acts as the catalyst for its decomposition. Featuring the same strength and durability as traditional vinyl, Vinylife is breathable, phthalate free, and exceeds 200,000+ double rubs.
“We’re so excited about this revolutionary new product,” says Fil Doux Textiles President Leonardo Novik. “Vinylife is a huge step forward for the marketplace. We now have access to the properties of vinyl, with a significantly improved sustainability story, which speaks to our goal of providing products that are beautiful and environmentally aware.”
Vinylife has recently been accepted into the Material ConneXion library, the comprehensive resource center dedicated to international material innovation. It is compatible with NFPA 260 guidelines, and achieved its enhanced status for biodegradability through the ASTM D5511 test method. Microscopic pores make this groundbreaking new material breathable, allowing for temperature control and a soft hand.
Vinylife's durability makes it ideal for hotels and commercial and government projects as well as in the home. It is 54" wide and is backed with 100 percent post-industrial recycled polyester. PRESTIGE, the first collection to be introduced, boasts bold color and thirty-four designs ranging from chic linen looks to exotic animal-inspired textures.
Vinylife is available to the trade exclusively through Fil Doux Textiles.
About Fil Doux Textiles
Fil Doux Textiles produces timeless, luxurious upholstery and drapery fabrics for the hospitality design and contract furnishings industry. Beginning in Chile with a family-owned mill 80 years ago, today the business—operated by Leonardo Novik—controls two fully vertical mills in Chile and Brazil, allowing personalized customization and a superior lead time on its woven fabrics, sheers, vinyl, leather, and digital textile prints. Fil Doux Textiles’ commitment to always embrace beauty has led the company to introduce game-changing, proprietary new products to the market, including their eco-friendly Vinylife upholstery and Pro-Tech, a powerful ink and stain protectant. Fil Doux Textiles upholds significant environmental standards, using wind power, recycling dye water, and reusing fabric for packaging.