PVC inflatable drop stitch is becoming increasingly popular with applications such as inflatables, gym mats and more. It’s a coated nylon joined by thousands of vertical fibers that are uniform in size. When welded into desired shape and pressurized with air, it is transformed into a strong, hard surface. PVC Inflatable drop stitch technology is in its infancy but has a great future. Inflatable drop stitch structures are fast to inflate and deflate, and it is the only way to make an inflatable surface absolutely flat and create a walking surface. The drop stitch structures have working pressures up to 1 atmosphere – much higher than any other inflatable shape. They are available in thicknesses from 5 to 30 centimetres.
The new woven dropstitch technology is used on the top and the bottom of the material. The new weave provides a structure for the polyester yarns – which gives the material its shape. The weave has less give than the traditional knitting method. Knitted fibers have soft and stretchy properties, whereas this new weaving is superior in stiffness, reflex, and rigidity.
The yarn threads are reduced per square centimetre for better reflex, less plastic and a lighter product. Less weight, faster acceleration, easier to carry.
Drop stitch fabric datasheet:
|Drop stitch fabric | DuraTarps DLT-6812W|
|Technology:||High tensile polyester base fabric + Multiple layer PVC Lamination|
|PVC film thickness:||1.0mm|
|Base fabric:||1000 x 1300D 22*23|
|Surface:||Matte / Custom print|
|Tensile Strength (single layer)||3400 X 4500 N/5cm|
|Adhesion Strength (single layer)||120 N/5cm|
|Recommended air pressure:||15PSI (lbs/inch2)|
|Maximum air pressure:||30PSI (lbs/inch2)|
|Temperature range:||-50 ~ +70℃|
|Options:||6P/16P free, Flame retardent, Anti-fungal, Reach|
|Packing:||Paper tube+PE film+Craft paper|
There is increasing concerns from Europe and US regarding Phthalates. Phthalates refers to Phthalate Esters / PAEs, which are common addictive to soften plastics especially PVC in past 40 years and 80% of Phthalates are used in plastic products. It exists in others include inks, adhesives, sealant agents, paints, film coatings, glass fibers, leather, rainwear, footwear, dyestuff, perfume, softener, polish remover, lubricant, cosmetics and isolation for cables. Phthalates has toxic for reproduction. Based on the application and customer’s safety concerns, there are tests based on different Phthalates. The common testing are 3P, 6P, 7P, 15P and 16P. Our product has passed reach standard, and for higher requirement, we can make 6P/16P.
PVC inflatable drop stitch applications:
Inflatable boat bottom
Inflatable swimming pool
READY MADE PRODUCTS:
Since 2015, we setup a facility with experienced team to make dropstitch OEM products like SUPs , Air mattess, Floating Platforms and all kinds of custom built inflatable products. During these years we have trained a group of professional designers and experienced workers. The whole process from material manufactuering, material cutiing, silk printing , bag sewing and testing are all finished by ourself. So quality is 100% under control. And we can also help a lot customers to upgarde their products with latest technology and material.
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