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Professional => Vendors and sources => Topic started by: Stone on May 27, 2018, 10:33:49 AM

Title: Smooth light(er) weight vinyl
Post by: Stone on May 27, 2018, 10:33:49 AM
Hey all,

I'm after an 8-10oz truck tarp style vinyl fabric, but something that is smooth on BOTH sides. I have received samples from some local vendors here in LA, but all have a slightly textured/bumpy side. I'm after a smooth surface on both sides , ideally.

As of right now, only necessary color would be black, but other colors would be nice as well in the future.

The benefit of these local vendors is price, around $3.50/yd, 60-63"  material width. Sold in 50yd rolls only.

My intended use is for the bottom of bags and cases, to improve water and dirt resistance compared to 1000D Cordura(which will be used for other paneling).

thx,
Dan

Title: Re: Smooth light(er) weight vinyl
Post by: Gear Dynamics on May 27, 2018, 10:40:14 AM
I'd be interested in what you find. Iíve always found that the standard stuff was a bit too heavy and made things too bulky for my liking.

Any reason why it needs to be smooth both sides?
Title: Re: Smooth light(er) weight vinyl
Post by: Stone on May 27, 2018, 11:04:35 AM
It's primarily for cosmetic reasons, TBH. I intend to use this without any other lining material for some upcoming product offerings I'm working on right now, in addition to the aforementioned bags/cases. I'm restructuring my material offerings for my product lines so the majority of my stocked materials are scalable, not just for one particular product.

-Dan
Title: Re: Smooth light(er) weight vinyl
Post by: WhiskeyTwoFour on May 27, 2018, 11:25:19 AM
This was the first thing came to mind.  I've never had hands on it.

http://www.herculite.com/

Direct link to sample card PDF-->  http://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/98736/Sample_Cards/Herculite_Performance_and_Custom_Fabrics_Sample_Card.pdf