At Austex our commitment to quality is not limited to the performance of our products but extends to the concerns of the environment. Gem is a greener alternative to vinyl (PVC) and leather both in production and aftercare. Gem has a solid 100% high density polyurethane surface that outperforms all other synthetics. Unlike other traditional P.U's that do not stretch, Gem has been developed with a unique four way stretch backing. The manufacturing process is like no other synthetic on the market. The ultimate textile choice with outstanding performance in high traffic areas.

Fire Retardant Mould & Mildew Resistant UV Stabilised Bleach Cleanable Stain Resistant Environmentally Friendly Indoor
Roll Length 30m Gauge 1.0mm Roll Width 137cm ABRASION RESISTANCE 100,000+

Full Specifications

High Density Polyurethane (H.D.P.U.) 85% Polyester 15%
eco smart

• p.v.c free
• formaldehyde free
• plasticizer free
• low voc
• bio-degradable
• ISO 14001 certification

abrasion resistance

Test method AS 2001.2.25 (12 kPa pressure)

Martindale 100,000+ rubs (No significant wear)


A stain resistant barrier that enables the fabric to be cleaned with bleach and low solvent based products, e.g., Isopropyl alcohol.

microbial protection

Greenguard barrier protects against microbial and bacterial growth. Greenguard allows the surface to be disinfected by using 1:10 bleach solution


Meets F.R. standards for use in commercial areas: F.R. properties: Tested to Australian standards (AS 1530.3) AS/NZS 3837

*Fire test certificates available upon request

low voc

Gem is certified as low VOC and will not negatively impact air quality, making it a great choice for indoor use.

colour fastness to light

Gem is suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Light fastness rating: 6-7 ISO 105-B02-1994

(Grey scale 1-5)

colour fastness to bleach

Tested to Australian standards (AS 2001.4.11).

No change of colour rating 4-5


Suitable for heavy commercial upholstery, healthcare and screens. No solvent based glues are to be used in the upholstery process. Water based glue is recommended.


Regular cleaning is recommended to maintain the appearance of the fabric and to prevent build-up of dirt and contaminants. Most stains can be cleaned using warm soapy water followed by clean water rinsing. Stubborn stains – for best results treat all stains immediately. Wipe stain with cloth dipped in isopropyl alcohol, rinse with clean water to remove any residual cleaning agent and let dry. Please see care & guarantee below in downloads.

All Austex products are designed and manufactured in accordance with the quality assurance system ISO 9001