Plastic fabrics made with PVC tend to be fire-retardant and waterproof. However, there are some concerns about the potential health risks that may be associated with their use. Therefore, it’s best to opt for PVC-free coated fabrics as they may still provide some of the same benefits without exposing yourself to these health risks. Let’s take a look at why you might want to consider using PVC-free fabrics instead of their PVC counterparts.
What is PVC?
PVC is a synthetic polymer that can be used to produce a wide range of products such as flooring, upholstery, and piping. PVC stands for polyvinyl chloride and is often referred to as vinyl. Vinyl’s popularity stems from its ability to resist both oils and water making it ideal for use in the kitchen or bathroom. However, PVC comes with some significant drawbacks which has led many designers to abandon this material entirely.
Harmful Effects of vinyl plastic
Vinyl plastic, also known as PVC, is a synthetic resin that can often be found in everyday items such as vinyl flooring, clothing, and cookware. There are many harmful effects of vinyl plastic. Some of the most prevalent include increased cancer risks in those who work with PVC and the effect it has on human hormones. The more we use this material the more it will be in our air, food chain, and bodies. This is why we need to use a PVC free coated fabric instead!
The Alternative – PFC
At UNISIGN, we are committed to ensuring our customers have the most environmentally friendly and sustainable products available. Our PVC-free coated fabrics are a great alternative for those concerned about health and safety issues with PVC. PFCs are chemicals used as a coating on various fabrics, including cotton and polyester, which makes them water repellent and easier to care for. They are found in many clothing items that you would use during your everyday life. Items such as jackets, shirts, jeans and even carpets can contain PFCs.
One of the biggest reasons why people prefer these materials is because they are more durable than other materials such as acrylic or polyurethane (PU). These coatings can last up to six times longer than other coatings. Additionally, this type of fabric is breathable and allows moisture to escape so it doesn’t get trapped inside; therefore these types of fabric feel softer against your skin.
However, despite their benefits some people still prefer not to wear these fabrics out of fear that they might be toxic or cause an allergic reaction when worn close to their skin or inhaled through their nose.
PFC in Health and Beauty Products
PFCs are chemicals used in some textile treatments that can make the fabric waterproof and stain resistant. The majority of PFCs used in textiles are in the form of fluorotelomers. However, these chemicals have been linked to health risks. Some studies have found a link between PFCs and a higher risk of cancer, thyroid problems, and skin issues. Because there is no way to know how much PFC your clothing contains, you should use UNISIGN coated fabrics instead.
Where you can buy items with PFC coating
If you are looking for a company that sells products with PFC coating, UNISIGN is one place to look. UNISIGN has a wide variety of options in many different colors and styles to suit your needs. From coordinating sheets, pillowcases, and blankets to tablecloths and napkins, UNISIGN has the perfect fabric for your home. For those looking for a heavier duty fabric, they have outdoor fabrics that are resistant to water, mold, mildew and bleach – perfect if you’re looking for a new picnic or camping blanket! Whatever your needs may be UNISIGN is sure to have the right product at the right price.