About Base fabric – Seating
A comprehensive selection of durable, soft and beautiful waterproof fabrics that are designed to resist stains, spills and bacteria... the perfect choice for healthcare and commercial environments.
All Fusion base fabrics are printable, offering a choice of textures that will give a different depth and dimension to each design. Simply select a base fabric together with your favourite Fusion design to create a unique choice for your next project.
STAIN REPELLENT & WaterproofMoisture Barrier
F.R StandardAS 1530.3
Roll width -150cmsPrinted width - 142cms
BASE FABRIC DISCRIPTION
WEAVE – A robust woven base cloth, recommended to withstand the rigours commonly found in healthcare and commercial applications. Weave offers superior strength, durability and performance characteristics making it ideal in all high traffic areas.
CHENILLE – A soft and luxurious base cloth that will exceed your expectations for comfort and performance. This beautifully designed seating fabric can easily be integrated into new and existing interior settings to promote a sense of comfort and well being.
SUEDE – Suede captures the look and feel of genuine suede. The supple nap is designed to pamper you, providing a sense of warmth and luxury appeal. The soft plush hand is matched by its durability and ease of care in commercial and healthcare environments.
ECO P.U – Eco P.U is the ultimate upholstery fabric. The printable coated fabric is like no other product on the market today. The impenetrable waterproof barrier provides resistance to chemicals and stains whilst protecting the surface from abrasion and scuffing. Its smooth and unique surface coating does not absorb liquids or retain dampness, ensuring a dry and low maintenance seating environment.
COMPOSITION & WEIGHT
Weave 395gsm – 90% Polyester 10% Polyurethane
Chenille 460gsm – 90% Polyester 10% Polyurethane
Suede 427gsm – 90% Polyester 10% Polyurethane
Eco P.U 600gsm – 85% High Density Polyurethane 15% Polyester
WEAVE, CHENILLE & SUEDE
Surface finish – Stain repellent Fluorocarbon C6 technology.
Kinder to the environment – PFOA/PFOS free.
Back coating (Waterproof) – Water based Polyurethane coating, heavy metal free.
Surface finish – High Density Polyurethane (Waterproof)
Backing – 100% Polyester Knitted backing
Test method AS 2001.2.25 (12kPa) Martindale Abrasion Method
(No significant wear after completion of abrasion test)
Weave – 84,000+ rubs
Chenille – 90,000+ rubs
Suede – 41,000+ rubs
Eco P.U – 100,000+ rubs
Tested to Australian standards AS 1530.3
Spread of Flame Index : 0
Smoke Developed Index : 5
I.M.O Standards A.652 (16 )
*Fire test certificates available upon request
Treated for bacterial protection, resistant to bacteria growth – AATCC 100-2102
Tested to Australian standards AS 2001.4.11
Class 4-5 – No change of colour
Acceptable bleach cleaning – 1 part bleach 10 parts water & rinse thoroughly.
High concentration of bleach or long term exposure to bleach not recommended.
COLOURFASTNESS TO LIGHT
Tested to Australian standards AS 2001.4.21-2006
Final Rating 4
Fusion is suitable for indoor use only. Protect from direct sunlight.
Fusion fabrics are free of potentially harmful levels of Formaldehyde, heavy metals,
PFOA, PFOS, Phthalates and Phenols. Fusion fabrics can be recycled.
Austex produce only high quality product, using safe fabricss and manufacturing practices that minimize pollution, waste, energy and water usage.
Water Resistance Hydrostatic Head ATCC 127-2008 – 120cms
Tear strength ASTM D2261-1 (Tongue Single Rip) – Length 180N Width 418 N
Tensile strength ASTM D5034-2009 (Grab Method) – Mean breaking force 2000 N
Seam slippage ASTM D4034-92 No seam slippage Warp 228N, Weft 223N
Pilling resistance ASTM D3511-2005 – No pilling
*Test certificates available upon request.
Waterproof upholstery fabrics, suitable for Heavy Commercial and Healthcare applications.
CARE & MAINTENANCE
Regular maintenance – Vacuum fabric regularly to remove crumbs, dust and dirt to avoid build up.
Spills – Soak up spills as quickly as possible using dry absorbent cloth.
Stains – Most stains can be cleaned using a damp cloth. For persistent stains use a warm soapy
water solution. Moderate scrubbing with a soft bristle brush and soapy solution will help loosen
soiling from the fabric surface. It is very important to remove all soap residue with clean water.
Fusion can also be cleaned with a bleach solution (1 part bleach 10 parts water) rinse all residue.
Do not use solvent based cleaners. Failure to follow cleaning instructions may permanently stain
and reduce the life of the fabric.