Our Purishade® is created from polypropylene fibres. This material is a synthetic thermoplastic polymer made from oil and natural gas production. Propylene gas was a waste product from oil and gas plants. In the late 1950s the Italian scientist, Giulio Natta, polymerised propylene gas and produced a plastic polypropylene at commercial cost.
Purishade® can easily be washed with neutral detergent. It can also be treated with products more suitable for removing stains on textiles. Leave to dry outdoors. Water-based stains can be cleaned with a detergent and white vinegar.
Mix 2 teaspoons (10 ml) of washing-up liquid (also dishwashing liquid!), 2 teaspoons (10 ml) of white vinegar and 1 litre ( 0.264 gallon ) of lukewarm water. Damp a cloth in the solution, rub lightly and pat the stain dry. Now use a damp sponge to remove the detergent. Dab the water with a dry paper towel and let the area dry for several hours.
For a really stubborn stain you can use this method.
Wear rubber gloves and a mask as the fumes are caustic so open a window or go outdoors. Use a thin household bleach solution of 35% and 65% tap water. Place it in a spray bottle. Cover the stain evenly and leave for 60 minutes. Use a brush if necessary to dissolve the fibres. Rinse with plenty of water.
|Fabric comparison||Purishade®||Famous polyesters||Famous acrylics|
|Weight||270 gsm||300 gsm||295 gsm|
|Environmental Impact (HIGG)||37||44||52|
|Abrasion resistance (cycles)||35.000||600||100|
(ASTM E96 BW)
|Water column (mm)||400||380||350|
|Colour fastness to light
UNI EN ISO 105-B04
OUR CATALOG PURISHADE®
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