Whether you need repellency, fire code compliance, cleaning ability, abrasion resistance, a liquid barrier or antimicrobial properties, Alta delivers the exact performance technology to make fabrics perform in their end use or application.
This molecularly bonded chemistry cannot be washed out, dry cleaned out, or rubbed off. The only way it becomes ineffective is if the fiber becomes destroyed.
Crypton and Nanotex offer certain protections. The distinct advantage of Alta is that you, as the specifier, indicate where the fabric is going to be installed (Hotel, Night Club, Health Care, Senior Living, Workplace, Food and Beverage Seating) and Applied Textiles will determine the appropriate recipe. They have even created a simple chain set that they refer to as their “designer checklist” that indicates the general requirements for each environment and which tests are run, making it very easy to specify the treatment. They even have a profile for hotel mattresses. Even drapery can be treated so that once it is soiled with mop water or oil from hands, it can be spot cleaned.
Your fabric rep might require a set up fee or simply a fee per yard. It will depend on the representative. Fabricut representative Cindy Royals is working hard to educate her clients about the environmental and design benefits of Alta fabric performance technology. She does not charge a set up fee to add Alta. Cindy points out that commercial clients have many more fabric options to specify to clients because of Alta. This is a real plus for designers in Assisted Living or Extended Care — they can create a Resi-mmercial vibe in these facilities because more residential constructions are succeeding in contract environments because of Alta. Residential clients can use Alta to protect lighter colored fabrics or fabrics that will withstand a great deal of hardship or abuse, such as in homes with young children or pets.
Click below to see the full chain set, provided by Applied Textiles:
Image by Lauren Richardson
Applied Textiles easy to use specifying chain set – “Alta Designer checklist”
Additional applications include guest room, food & beverage, drapery & sheets, top of bed, headboard, outdoor seating, nightclub seating, mattress, pillows & accessories, spa, residential, workplace seating, privacy curtains, healthcare seating and wall panels.
Easy on the Environment
Alta is 95% water. It is environmentally safe for people and safe for fabrics.
Alta can be applied to velvets, silks, mohair and alpacas without crushing the fabric. Previous technologies would crush and stiffen your fabrics after treatment; Alta provides all the protection but maintains the great hand you want to deliver to your clients.
The above summary is taken from an educational session given by Tim Butt, Applied Textiles’ Director of Education.
To contact Applied Textiles for an informational presentation to your company:
Or visit their website: http://www.applied-textiles.com.
To contact Cindy Royals and explore Fabricut options: firstname.lastname@example.org 770.792.7156