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post #21 of 26
How much does Fabrite charge to laminate fabrics? Do you just ask for PUL? Do they have a breathable PUL? I've got lots of kids quilting cottons that I would love to have laminated.

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post #22 of 26
I'm looking at the Fabrite page now, but can't figure it out. Do you just email them, or is there info on their site about laminating fabrics (price, etc.). Maybe it's just too early in the morning, but I can't find anything :LOL
post #23 of 26
you'd have to call for a price quote, they could probably FAX you a current price sheet. It's about $3 - $4 a yard, depending on what you want.

All of their stuff is some form of PUL (polyurethane laminate, pul is someting a wahm came up with years ago, it's not an industry word) Their basic non-breathable is called Fabuthane. My favorite breathable of theirs (and the only PUL I like using anymore) is called Hy-fab, it's almost as thick as 2 mil nonbreathable but it's very soft and stretchy. They have another breathable one that's a variation of the Fabuthane, but I don't think it's worth it; it's very thin and delicate and it's not as breathable as the Hy-fab. I can't get their site to load right now, but they used to have a comparison chart so you could see the characteristics of the different things they have.

Denise used to be the production manager for the diapering division. I haven't spoken with her in over a year but she was a great resource. She didn't get much chance to check email, but you can fax her a note and ask her to call you back when she's available.

HTHs!!

Robin~
post #24 of 26
Thank you so much for the info!!
post #25 of 26

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Originally posted by rubelin


All of their stuff is some form of PUL (polyurethane laminate, pul is someting a wahm came up with years ago, it's not an industry word) Their basic non-breathable is called Fabuthane. My favorite breathable of theirs (and the only PUL I like using anymore) is called Hy-fab, it's almost as thick as 2 mil nonbreathable but it's very soft and stretchy. They have another breathable one that's a variation of the Fabuthane, but I don't think it's worth it; it's very thin and delicate and it's not as breathable as the Hy-fab.

HTHs!!

Robin~
Can someone please tell me how breatheable PUL works and holds in the moisture? I'm confused, how can it be waterproof if it breathes. And does it wick more often?

Thanks !
post #26 of 26
it's got microscopic pores that allow vapor to pass through.I haven't done any actual testing, but the breathables I've used work exactly like the non-breathables.

Wicking has nothing to do with waterproofness, it has to do with the fabric on the outside pulling wetness into it. So how much something wicks depends on how close the outer fabric is to the source of wetness (like if there is a non-wicking barrier like microfleece in between), how much the outer fabric will wick (polyester wicks less than cotton or hemp) and how wet the item is on the inside to begin with.
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