May 30, 2014
The Mitchell Group Introduces New Category of Polyurethane Fabrics To Its Mitchell Collection Brand, Called Enhanced Polyurethane -- Debuts at Showtime In Four Vibrant Patterns, With More On the Way -- Enhanced PU! It’s the new category of polyurethane fabrics that The Mitchell Group is introducing at Showtime (June 1-4) adding to its Mitchell Collection brand, Bill Fisch, president, announced.
Four new patterns will be unveiled to kick-off the Enhanced PU category, with more on the way, Fisch said. The innovative Enhanced PU construction consists of a 100% polyurethane face coated on a three-layer polyester backing. This unique hybrid construction makes for an incredible leather look with the softness of fabric, Fisch said.
Enhanced PU surpasses industry standards with impressive physical characteristics including grab tensile, trap tear and seam strength. This particular category is formulated to pass the ASTM D 3690-02 hydrolysis resistance test, and exceed 100,000 cycles in the Wyzenbeek abrasion test. All Enhanced PU patterns pass the various standard flammability tests.
The Mitchell Collection’s Enhanced Polyurethane patterns include:
Luxury -- A classic leather pattern that boasts a smooth grain and a special finish that creates an ultra-soft hand. Luxury is available in five colors.
Rambo -- Is embossed, over printed and then laminated to a polyester backing. A breathable-coated fabric, the material forms continuous polymer layers over a textile substrate, which is impermeable to liquids, and yet transmits water vapor emitted from the body. Rambo has a medium grade and is available in eleven traditional colors.
Ranger -- Utilizing the same base and construction as Rambo, but with a slightly larger grain combined with a higher luster, Ranger presents an elite unit of faux leather. Ranger is available in eight contemporary colors.
Rebel -- Consisting of a polyester three-layer base cloth, with a polyurethane top skin and finish, Rebel is perfect for residential furniture, given its smooth grain and subtle tipping print. Rebel comes in four shades of brown