Due to its high durability and water resistance, it is used in a wide variety of products, including Tyvek, clothing, car and furniture upholstery, ropes, carpeting and even diapers.
Pros and Cons of Olefin:
◦Resists mildew and chemicals
◦Abrasion, fire, and chemical resistant
◦Water-based stains can be easily cleaned
◦Has an affinity for oil-based stains, which can be very difficult to clean
◦Great lightfastness (resistance to fading)
◦Can become brittle when exposed to too much sunlight if UV inhibitors aren't used
◦Not a good choice for applications that need a fire retardant (FR) treatment
◦Will not absorb water
◦Color is solution-dyed
◦Creases when folded
◦Can be used as upholstery, cubicle or vertical surface
Whether it's upholstery for a church pew, auditorium seating, theater seating, acoustic panels, or many other applications, fabric made of Olefin may be the best choice for your next project.
If you are interested in a handy reference sheet detailing the characteristics of Polyester, Olefin, Solution-Dyed Nylon (SDN) and Nylon, click below: