MAJILITE USER`S GUIDE Table of Contents Introduction Page 3

MAJILITE USER`S GUIDE Table of Contents Introduction Page 3
MAJILITE USER’S GUIDE
Table of Contents
Introduction
Page 3
Important Facts about Nytek Products
Page 4
About our Products
Page 6
Novasuede
Page 7
Nytek
Page 8
Physical Properties Charts
Page 9
Storage and Handling
Page 21
Cutting
Page 23
Sewing
Page 26
Upholstery
Page 29
Wallcovering Tips
Page 34
Direct Cement Application
Page 35
Stretchwall and Panel
Page 37
Marine Liner Installation Guidelines
Page 39
Aircraft Installation Guidelines
Page 41
Flammability
Page 43
California 133
Page 45
City of Boston
Page 47
Novasuede Cleaning
Page 48
Cleaning Chart
Page 50
Commonly Asked Questions
Page 52
Color Transfer
Page 55
Wet Extraction
Page 58
Cleaning Embossed Novasuede
Page 60
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Special Stains
Ink
Page 61
Blood
Page 62
Oil and Grease
Page 63
Chalk
Page 65
Masking Tape
Page 66
Glue
Page 68
Faux Leather Cleaning
Page 69
Cleaning Chart
Page 71
Care and Cleaning in Healthcare Applications
Page 73
Special Stains
Removal of Ball Point Pen
Page 76
Blood
Page 78
Paint
Page 79
Masking Tape
Page 80
Correction Fluids (White Out, Liquid Paper etc)
Page 81
Glue
Page 82
Topical Finishes
Page 83
Repairing Cuts
Page 85
Backings
Page 86
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THE MAJILITE CORPORATION
NYTEK® PRODUCTS USER’S GUIDE
This user’s manual and installation guide will help you use NYTEK®
products as easily and effectively as possible. Our tips and suggestions
are based on laboratory tests, actual fieldwork, and the most customer
relevant recommendations.
While there may be exceptions, we
encourage you to refer to this publication as a general guide for all your
upholstery applications.
Please contact us if you need more information than this manual provides.
If desired, we can arrange a personal consultation to help resolve any
difficulties.
Thank you for selecting NYTEK® to enhance the beauty of your designs
and products. We are confident it will meet and exceed your expectations
and give your customers years of satisfied use.
MAJILITE CORPORATION
1530 Broadway Road • Dracut, MA 01826
Tel: 978.441.6800
Fax: 978.441.0835
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IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT NYTEK® PRODUCTS
Similarities to Natural Leather

NYTEK® absorbs moisture, resulting in expansion and greater
elasticity.

To achieve optimal results, use the same upholstery methods and
techniques as used for leather. Most upholstery applications are a
skilled craft rather than an exact science.

Like natural leathers, errors cannot be covered up during the
upholstering process. Operators need time and patience to learn
the techniques unique to our products.

Proper prepping is critical to achieve the best results. Because of
the smooth finish and weight of the cover, flaws and errors made
during the prepping process may show by not filling out the cover
properly or from telegraphing.
Basic Information about Stretch

Stretch in the width direction is greater and easier to manipulate
than stretch in the length.

Stretch is not uniform with all colors and is greater with lighter
colors than with darker ones with less dye penetration.
Grain and Nap

Please consider the direction of the design when cutting patterns,
such as with NYTEK® Products like MOCCASIN, BABY OSTRICH,
CANE, etc.,

The nap of NOVASUEDE® is a non-directional design.
Time and Process Requirements

Calculate the same sewing time allowances as needed for natural
leather or a fabric pattern match. Although NYTEK® is easier to
work with than natural leather, operators may need time to develop
the techniques to work as quickly as they do with other upholstery
fabrics of a similar grade.
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Static Electricity

NYTEK® Products easily generate static electricity, which is an
early warning indicator of dry conditions in the shop. Increasing the
humidity levels should help control this.
Orienting Patterns Properly

When sewing cut pieces together, orient the patterns on the roll to
accommodate the stretch in relation to the design.

Clearly mark the optimal orientation on the patterns and follow it
consistently.
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ABOUT OUR PRODUCTS: THE NYTEK® ADVANTAGE
Emulating leather from their appearance to their cell structure, NYTEK®
products work like leather but are much thinner, more durable, and as soft
as the finest kid glove leather.
Natural leathers run from 45 to 65 square feet per hide with a 33%
standard scrap factor due to barbwire scars, bug bites, and a variety of
other defects that produce unpredictable yields, and inconsistent quality.
The usable portion of natural leather will be inconsistent in thickness,
stretch, and hand depending where it is cut on the hide. All these factors
translate into a very expensive product.
NYTEK® products come in 45-50 yard rolls of 100% usable cover.
Coloration is very consistent from roll to roll. Surface wear, care, and
maintenance also are superior to natural leather. No exotic or domestic
animals are used to manufacture NYTEK® designs.
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NOVASUEDE®
Distinctive and unique NOVASUEDE® possesses the luxurious hand of
fine kid suede and the soft surface feel of Nubuk leather, offering
exceptional performance, comfort, durability and an elegant appearance.
This specially engineered product is both lightweight and inherently strong
and is an ideal material for upholstery seating, wallcovering and panel
applications.
To produce NOVASUEDE®, super fine nylon microfibers, one thousand
times finer than silk, are intricately formed into a triaxial matrix that
simulates the natural structure of leather. This microfiber matrix formation
results in a soft and pliant material that is stronger than leather on a
strength to weight ratio.
The multidirectional surface fibers give the product its distinguishing
tracking effect. Billions of micropores within the NOVASUEDE® matrix
transmit air and moisture vapor, allowing for complete breathability.
NOVASUEDE® feels cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
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NYTEK®
NYTEK® has the elegant appearance and touch of fine, soft glove
leather with the durability and inherent stain resistance achieved through
advanced technology.
The Majilite Corporation has successfully applied the same space-age
chemistry used to develop bullet-proof glass and high performance aircraft
components to fiber and textile engineering to produce the outstanding
characteristics of the materials in the NYTEK® collection.
The nylon fibers in NYTEK® are laid down in a three-directional axis
similar to the natural structure of collagen found in leather, resulting in
superior durability.
One ounce of this nylon microfiber would be long
enough to wrap around the equator several times.
NYTEK® is remarkably comfortable to sit on during any season. Its
porous structure breathes by transmitting moisture vapor through billions
of tiny micropores. Excess heat is dissipated in the heat and retained in
the cold.
The intrinsic strength of NYTEK® makes Majilite products tear and
puncture resistant, thus creating a material with considerable versatility.
NYTEK® products can be used for upholstery, desk inlays, or wall and
panel applications.
Because of Majilite’s special finishing system, the
colors stay fresh, not fading or losing its beauty over time.
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PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Material
Composition
ACTION FINESSE
AMBIANCE
ATTACHE
BABY CANE
BABY OSTRICH
Nylon Fiber Matrix
Nylon Fiber Matrix
Nylon Fiber Matrix
Nylon Fiber Matrix
Nylon Fiber Matrix
54 inch/137 cm
54 inch/137 cm
54 inch/137 cm
54 inch/137 cm
54 inch/137 cm
8.8 oz/sq yd, 300 g/m²
8.8 oz/sq yd, 300 g/m²
8.8 oz/sq yd, 300 g/m²
8.8 oz/sq yd, 300 g/m²
9.5 oz/sq yd, 320 g/m²
28 mils; 0.7 mm
28 mils; 0.7 mm
28 mils; 0.7 mm
28 mils; 0.7 mm
30 mils; 0.8 mm
S/W
S/W
S/W
S/W
S/W
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire
screen (ASTM D-415782)*
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire
screen (ASTM D-415782)*
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire
screen (ASTM D-415782)*
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire
screen (ASTM D-415782)*
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire
screen (ASTM D-415782)*
Wet 5/Dry 5
(AATCC-8-1988)
Wet 5/Dry 5
(AATCC-8-1988)
Wet 5/Dry 5
(AATCC-8-1988)
Wet 5/Dry 5
(AATCC-8-1988)
Wet 5/Dry 5
(AATCC-8-1988)
30 lbs x 30 lbs
ASTM D-1117-80)
30 lbs x 30 lbs
ASTM D-1117-80)
30 lbs x 30 lbs
(ASTM D-1117-80)
30 lbs x 30 lbs
(ASTM D-1117-80)
30 lbs x 30 lbs
(ASTM D-1117-80)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
Seam Strength
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-1683-90A)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-1683-90A)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-1683-90A)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-1683-90A)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-1683-90A)
Resistance To
Urine
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
Colorfastness:
Gas fumes
(AATCC-23, 3 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
(AATCC-23, 3 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
AATCC-23, 3 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
(AATCC-23, 3 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
(AATCC-23, 3 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
Colorfastness: I
• Fadeometer Test
(AATCC-16A-90,
100 hrs)
Class 5/No color
change
• Weather-O-Meter
(Xenon Arc, SAE Jm2
1885), 225 kj/ :
Little to no color
change
• Fadeometer Test
(AATCC-16A-90,
100 hrs)
Class 5/No color
change
• Weather-O-Meter
(Xenon Arc, SAE Jm2
1885), 225 kj/ :
Little to no color
change
• Fadeometer Test
(AATCC-16A-90,
100 hrs)
Class 5/No color
change
• Weather-O-Meter
(Xenon Arc, SAE Jm2
1885), 225 kj/ :
Little to no color
change
• Fadeometer Test
(AATCC-16A-90,
100 hrs)
Class 5/No color
change
• Weather-O-Meter
(Xenon Arc, SAE Jm2
1885), 225 kj/ :
Little to no color change
• Fadeometer Test
(AATCC-16A-90,
100 hrs)
Class 5/No color
change
• Weather-O-Meter
(Xenon Arc, SAE Jm2
1885), 225 kj/ :
Little to no color
change
Colorfastness: II
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
Flammability
Class I
UFAC/NFPA 260-1989
UFAC/NFPA 260-1989
UFAC/NFPA 260-1989
UFAC/NFPA 260-1989
UFAC/NFPA 260-1989
Flammability
Pass
California 117
Section E
California 117
Section E
California 117
Section E
California 117
Section E
California 117
Section E
Flammability
Class A Rated
Tunnel Test:
(ASTM E84)**
Tunnel Test:
(ASTM E84)**
Tunnel Test:
(ASTM E84)**
Tunnel Test:
(ASTM E84)**
Tunnel Test:
(ASTM E84)**
Furniture upholstered
with Finesse and
constructed with other
suitable components
can comply with Cal
133. Can also be
treated to meet many
international
flammability codes.
Furniture upholstered
with Ambiance and
constructed with other
suitable components
can comply with Cal
133. Can also be
treated to meet many
international
flammability codes.
Furniture upholstered
with Attache and
constructed with other
suitable components
can comply with Cal
133. Can also be
treated to meet many
international
flammability codes.
Furniture upholstered
with Baby Cane and
constructed with other
suitable components
can comply with Cal
133. Can also be
treated to meet many
international
flammability codes.
Furniture upholstered
with Baby Ostrich and
constructed with other
suitable components
can comply with Cal
133. Can also be
treated to meet many
international
flammability codes.
Width
Weight
Thickness
Cleanability Code
Wear
Crock
Trap Tear
Strength
Grab Tensile
Strength
Flame
Compatibility
*Failure in Wyzenbeek abrasion was defined as wear to expose the microfiber.
**Tested as NYTEK with sheeting backing by adhered method.
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PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Material
Composition
BOMBAY
BRUSHED FINESSE
BURNISHED METAL
CHARM
CANE
Polyester Fiber Matrix
Nylon Fiber Matrix
Nylon Fiber Matrix
Nylon Fiber Matrix
Nylon Fiber Matrix
54 inch/137 cm
54 inch/137 cm
54 inch/137 cm
54 inch/137 cm
54 inch/137 cm
9.8 oz/sq yd, 330 g/m²
8.8 oz/sq yd, 300 g/m²
8.8 oz/sq yd, 300 g/m²
8.8 oz/sq yd, 300 g/m²
10 oz/sq yd, 340 g/m²
24 mils; 0.6 mm
28 mils; 0.7 mm
28 mils; 0.7 mm
28 mils; 0.7 mm
33 mils; 0.85 mm
S/W
S/W
S/W
S/W
S/W
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire
screen (ASTM D-415782)*
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire
screen (ASTM D-415782)*
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire
screen (ASTM D-415782)*
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire
screen (ASTM D-415782)*
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire
screen (ASTM D-415782)*
Wet 5/Dry 5
AATCC-8-1988)
Wet 5/Dry 5
(AATCC-8-1988)
Wet 5/Dry 5
(AATCC-8-1988)
Wet 5/Dry 5
(AATCC-8-1988)
Wet 5/Dry 5
(AATCC-8-1988)
Trap Tear
Strength
35 lbs x 25 lbs
(ASTM D-1117-80)
30 lbs x 30 lbs
ASTM D-1117-80)
30 lbs x 30 lbs
(ASTM D-1117-80)
30 lbs x 30 lbs
(ASTM D-1117-80)
30 lbs x 30 lbs
ASTM D-1117-80)
Grab Tensile
Strength
130 lbs x 130 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
Seam Strength
NA
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-1683-90A)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-1683-90A)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-1683-90A)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-1683-90A)
Resistance To
Urine
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
Colorfastness:
Gas fumes
(AATCC-23, 5 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
(AATCC-23, 3 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
AATCC-23, 3 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
(AATCC-23, 3 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
(AATCC-23, 3 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
Colorfastness: I
• Weather-O-Meter
(Xenon Arc, SAE J1960), 1140 kj/m2:
Little to no color change
• Fadeometer Test
(AATCC-16A-90,
100 hrs)
Class 5/No color
change
• Weather-O-Meter
(Xenon Arc, SAE J1885), 225 kj/m2:
Little to no color
change
• Fadeometer Test
(AATCC-16A-90,
100 hrs)
Class 5/No color
change
• Weather-O-Meter
(Xenon Arc, SAE J1885), 225 kj/m2:
Little to no color
change
• Fadeometer Test
(AATCC-16A-90,
100 hrs)
Class 5/No color
change
• Weather-O-Meter
(Xenon Arc, SAE J1885), 225 kj/m2:
Little to no color change
• Fadeometer Test
(AATCC-16A-90,
100 hrs)
Class 5/No color
change
• Weather-O-Meter
(Xenon Arc, SAE J1885), 225 kj/m2:
Little to no color
change
Colorfastness: II
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
Flammability
Class I
UFAC/NFPA 260-1989
UFAC/NFPA 260-1989
UFAC/NFPA 260-1989
UFAC/NFPA 260-1989
UFAC/NFPA 260-1989
Flammability
Pass
California 117
Section E
California 117
Section E
California 117
Section E
California 117
Section E
California 117
Section E
Flammability
Class A Rated
NA
Tunnel Test:
(ASTM E84)**
Tunnel Test:
(ASTM E84)**
Tunnel Test:
(ASTM E84)**
Tunnel Test:
(ASTM E84)**
Flame
Compatibility
NA
Furniture upholstered
with Brushed Finesse
and constructed with
other suitable
components can
comply with Cal 133.
Can also be treated to
meet many international
flammability codes.
Furniture upholstered
with Burnished Metal
and constructed with
other suitable
components can
comply with Cal 133.
Can also be treated to
meet many international
flammability codes.
Furniture upholstered
with Cane and
constructed with other
suitable components
can comply with Cal
133. Can also be
treated to meet many
international
flammability codes.
Furniture upholstered
with Charm and
constructed with other
suitable components
can comply with Cal
133. Can also be
treated to meet many
international
flammability codes.
Width
Weight
Thickness
Cleanability Code
Wear
Crock
*Failure in Wyzenbeek abrasion was defined as wear to expose the microfiber.
**Tested as NYTEK with sheeting backing by adhered method.
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PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Material
Composition
CHINCHILLA
COURIER
DECO
DESTINY
DISTINCTION
Nylon Fiber Matrix
Nylon Fiber Matrix
Nylon Fiber Matrix
Nylon Fiber Matrix
Nylon Fiber Matrix
54 inch/137 cm
54 inch/137 cm
54 inch/137 cm
54 inch/137 cm
54 inch/137 cm
8.8 oz/sq yd, 300 g/m²
8.8 oz/sq yd, 300 g/m²
8.8 oz/sq yd, 300 g/m²
8.8 oz/sq yd, 300 g/m²
10.3 oz/sq yd, 350
g/m²
28 mils; 0.7 mm
28 mils; 0.7 mm
28 mils; 0.7 mm
28 mils; 0.7 mm
33 mils; 0.85 mm
S/W
S/W
S/W
S/W
S/W
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire
screen (ASTM D-415782)*
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire
screen (ASTM D-415782)*
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire
screen (ASTM D4157-82)*
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire
screen (ASTM D4157-82)*
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire
screen (ASTM D4157-82)*
Wet 5/Dry 5
(AATCC-8-1988)
Wet 5/Dry 5
AATCC-8-1988)
Wet 5/Dry 5
(AATCC-8-1988)
Wet 5/Dry 5
(AATCC-8-1988)
Wet 5/Dry 5
(AATCC-8-1988)
Trap Tear
Strength
30 lbs x 30 lbs
(ASTM D-1117-80)
30 lbs x 30 lbs
(ASTM D-1117-80)
30 lbs x 30 lbs
ASTM D-1117-80)
30 lbs x 30 lbs
(ASTM D-1117-80)
30 lbs x 30 lbs
ASTM D-1117-80)
Grab Tensile
Strength
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
Seam Strength
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-1683-90A)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-1683-90A)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-1683-90A)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-1683-90A)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-1683-90A)
Resistance To
Urine
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
Colorfastness:
Gas fumes
(AATCC-23, 3 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
(AATCC-23, 3 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
(AATCC-23, 3 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
AATCC-23, 3 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
(AATCC-23, 3 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
Colorfastness: I
• Fadeometer Test
(AATCC-16A-90,
100 hrs)
Class 5/No color
change
• Weather-O-Meter
(Xenon Arc, SAE J1885), 225 kj/m2:
Little to no color
change
• Fadeometer Test
(AATCC-16A-90,
100 hrs)
Class 5/No color
change
• Weather-O-Meter
(Xenon Arc, SAE J1885), 225 kj/m2:
Little to no color change
• Fadeometer Test
(AATCC-16A-90,
100 hrs)
Class 5/No color
change
• Weather-O-Meter
(Xenon Arc, SAE J1885), 225 kj/m2:
Little to no color
change
• Fadeometer Test
(AATCC-16A-90,
100 hrs)
Class 5/No color
change
• Weather-O-Meter
(Xenon Arc, SAE J1885), 225 kj/m2:
Little to no color
change
• Fadeometer Test
(AATCC-16A-90,
100 hrs)
Class 5/No color
change
• Weather-O-Meter
(Xenon Arc, SAE J1885), 225 kj/m2:
Little to no color
change
Colorfastness: II
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
UFAC/NFPA 260-1989
UFAC/NFPA 260-1989
UFAC/NFPA 2601989
UFAC/NFPA 2601989
UFAC/NFPA 2601989
Flammability Pass
California 117
Section E
California 117
Section E
California 117
Section E
California 117
Section E
California 117
Section E
Flammability
Class A Rated
Tunnel Test:
(ASTM E84)**
Tunnel Test:
(ASTM E84)**
Tunnel Test:
(ASTM E84)**
Tunnel Test:
(ASTM E84)**
Tunnel Test:
(ASTM E84)**
Furniture upholstered
with Chinchilla and
constructed with other
suitable components
can comply with Cal
133. Can also be
treated to meet many
international
flammability codes.
Furniture upholstered
with Courier and
constructed with other
suitable components
can comply with Cal
133. Can also be
treated to meet many
international
flammability codes.
Furniture upholstered
with Deco and
constructed with other
suitable components
can comply with Cal
133. Can also be
treated to meet many
international
flammability codes.
Furniture upholstered
with Destiny and
constructed with other
suitable components
can comply with Cal
133. Can also be
treated to meet many
international
flammability codes.
Furniture upholstered
with Distinction and
constructed with other
suitable components
can comply with Cal
133. Can also be
treated to meet many
international
flammability codes.
Width
Weight
Thickness
Cleanability Code
Wear
Crock
Flammability
Class I
Flame
Compatibility
*Failure in Wyzenbeek abrasion was defined as wear to expose the microfiber.
**Tested as NYTEK with sheeting backing by adhered method.
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PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Material
Composition
ECHO
DRIZZLE
ELEGANCE
FINESSE
FORTUNA
Nylon Fiber Matrix
Nylon Fiber Matrix
Nylon Fiber Matrix
Nylon Fiber Matrix
Nylon Fiber Matrix
54 inch/137 cm
54 inch/137 cm
54 inch/137 cm
54 inch/137 cm
54 inch/137 cm
8.8 oz/sq yd, 300 g/m²
8.8 oz/sq yd, 300 g/m²
11 oz/sq yd, 375 g/m²
8.8 oz/sq yd, 300 g/m²
10.3 oz/sq yd, 350 g/m²
28 mils; 0.7 mm
28 mils; 0.7 mm
38 mils; 1.0 mm
28 mils; 0.7 mm
33 mils; 0.85 mm
S/W
S/W
S/W
S/W
S/W
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire
screen (ASTM D-415782)*
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire
screen (ASTM D4157-82)*
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire
screen (ASTM D-415782)*
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire
screen (ASTM D-415782)*
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire
screen (ASTM D-415782)*
Wet 5/Dry 5
(AATCC-8-1988)
Wet 5/Dry 5
(AATCC-8-1988)
Wet 5/Dry 5
AATCC-8-1988)
Wet 5/Dry 5
(AATCC-8-1988)
Wet 5/Dry 5
(AATCC-8-1988)
Trap Tear
Strength
30 lbs x 30 lbs
(ASTM D-1117-80)
30 lbs x 30 lbs
(ASTM D-1117-80)
35 lbs x 35 lbs
ASTM D-1117-80)
30 lbs x 30 lbs
ASTM D-1117-80)
30 lbs x 30 lbs
ASTM D-1117-80)
Grab Tensile
Strength
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
90 lbs x 90 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
Seam Strength
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-1683-90A)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-1683-90A)
90 lbs x 90 lbs
(ASTM D-1683-90A)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-1683-90A)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-1683-90A)
Resistance To
Urine
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
Colorfastness:
Gas fumes
(AATCC-23, 3 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
(AATCC-23, 3 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
(AATCC-23, 3 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
(AATCC-23, 3 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
(AATCC-23, 3 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
Colorfastness: I
• Fadeometer Test
(AATCC-16A-90,
100 hrs)
Class 5/No color
change
• Weather-O-Meter
(Xenon Arc, SAE J1885), 225 kj/m2:
Little to no color
change
• Fadeometer Test
(AATCC-16A-90,
100 hrs)
Class 5/No color
change
• Weather-O-Meter
(Xenon Arc, SAE J1885), 225 kj/m2:
Little to no color
change
• Fadeometer Test
(AATCC-16A-90,
100 hrs)
Class 5/No color
change
• Weather-O-Meter
(Xenon Arc, SAE J1885), 225 kj/m2:
Little to no color
change
• Fadeometer Test
(AATCC-16A-90,
100 hrs)
Class 5/No color
change
• Weather-O-Meter
(Xenon Arc, SAE J1885), 225 kj/m2:
Little to no color
change
• Fadeometer Test
(AATCC-16A-90,
100 hrs)
Class 5/No color
change
• Weather-O-Meter
(Xenon Arc, SAE J1885), 225 kj/m2:
Little to no color
change
Colorfastness: II
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
UFAC/NFPA 260-1989
UFAC/NFPA 2601989
UFAC/NFPA 260-1989
UFAC/NFPA 260-1989
UFAC/NFPA 260-1989
Flammability Pass
California 117
Section E
California 117
Section E
California 117
Section E
California 117
Section E
California 117
Section E
Flammability
Class A Rated
Tunnel Test:
(ASTM E84)**
Tunnel Test:
(ASTM E84)**
NA
Tunnel Test:
(ASTM E84)**
Tunnel Test:
(ASTM E84)**
Furniture upholstered
with Drizzle and
constructed with other
suitable components
can comply with Cal
133. Can also be
treated to meet many
international
flammability codes.
Furniture upholstered
with Echo and
constructed with other
suitable components
can comply with Cal
133. Can also be
treated to meet many
international
flammability codes.
NA
Furniture upholstered
with Finesse and
constructed with other
suitable components
can comply with Cal
133. Can also be
treated to meet many
international
flammability codes.
Furniture upholstered
with Fortuna and
constructed with other
suitable components
can comply with Cal
133. Can also be
treated to meet many
international
flammability codes.
Width
Weight
Thickness
Cleanability Code
Wear
Crock
Flammability Class
I
Flame
Compatibility
*Failure in Wyzenbeek abrasion was defined as wear to expose the microfiber.
**Tested as NYTEK with sheeting backing by adhered method.
Page 12 of 88
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Material
Composition
GLAZED FINESSE
HAMMERED METAL
GRANDEUR
LEGACY
LINEA
Nylon Fiber Matrix
Nylon Fiber Matrix
Nylon Fiber Matrix
Nylon Fiber Matrix
Nylon Fiber Matrix
54 inch/137 cm
54 inch/137 cm
54 inch/137 cm
54 inch/137 cm
54 inch/137 cm
8.8 oz/sq yd, 300 g/m²
8.8 oz/sq yd, 300 g/m²
8.8 oz/sq yd, 300 g/m²
8.8 oz/sq yd, 300 g/m²
8.8 oz/sq yd, 300 g/m²
28 mils; 0.7 mm
28 mils; 0.7 mm
28 mils; 0.7 mm
28 mils; 0.7 mm
28 mils; 0.7 mm
S/W
S/W
S/W
S/W
S/W
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire
screen (ASTM D-415782)*
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire
screen (ASTM D-415782)*
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire
screen (ASTM D-415782)*
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire
screen (ASTM D-415782)*
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire
screen (ASTM D-415782)*
Wet 5/Dry 5
(AATCC-8-1988)
Wet 5/Dry 5
(AATCC-8-1988)
Wet 5/Dry 5
(AATCC-8-1988)
Wet 5/Dry 5
(AATCC-8-1988)
Wet 5/Dry 5
(AATCC-8-1988)
Trap Tear
Strength
30 lbs x 30 lbs
(ASTM D-1117-80)
30 lbs x 30 lbs
(ASTM D-1117-80)
30 lbs x 30 lbs
ASTM D-1117-80)
30 lbs x 30 lbs
(ASTM D-1117-80)
30 lbs x 30 lbs
ASTM D-1117-80)
Grab Tensile
Strength
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
Seam Strength
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-1683-90A)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-1683-90A)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-1683-90A)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-1683-90A)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-1683-90A)
Resistance To
Urine
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
Colorfastness:
Gas fumes
AATCC-23, 3 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
(AATCC-23, 3 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
(AATCC-23, 3 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
(AATCC-23, 3 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
(AATCC-23, 3 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
Colorfastness: I
• Fadeometer Test
(AATCC-16A-90,
100 hrs)
Class 5/No color
change
• Weather-O-Meter
(Xenon Arc, SAE J1885), 225 kj/m2:
Little to no color
change
• Fadeometer Test
(AATCC-16A-90,
100 hrs)
Class 5/No color
change
• Weather-O-Meter
(Xenon Arc, SAE J1885), 225 kj/m2:
Little to no color change
• Fadeometer Test
(AATCC-16A-90,
100 hrs)
Class 5/No color
change
• Weather-O-Meter
(Xenon Arc, SAE J1885), 225 kj/m2:
Little to no color
change
• Fadeometer Test
(AATCC-16A-90,
100 hrs)
Class 5/No color
change
• Weather-O-Meter
(Xenon Arc, SAE J1885), 225 kj/m2:
Little to no color
change
• Fadeometer Test
(AATCC-16A-90,
100 hrs)
Class 5/No color
change
• Weather-O-Meter
(Xenon Arc, SAE J1885), 225 kj/m2:
Little to no color
change
Colorfastness: II
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
Flammability
Class I
UFAC/NFPA 260-1989
UFAC/NFPA 260-1989
UFAC/NFPA 260-1989
UFAC/NFPA 260-1989
UFAC/NFPA 260-1989
Flammability
Pass
California 117
Section E
California 117
Section E
California 117
Section E
California 117
Section E
California 117
Section E
Flammability
Class A Rated
Tunnel Test:
(ASTM E84)**
Tunnel Test:
(ASTM E84)**
Tunnel Test:
(ASTM E84)**
Tunnel Test:
(ASTM E84)**
Tunnel Test:
(ASTM E84)**
Furniture upholstered
with Glazed Finesse
and constructed with
other suitable
components can
comply with Cal 133.
Can also be treated to
meet many international
flammability codes.
Furniture upholstered
with Grandeur and
constructed with other
suitable components
can comply with Cal
133. Can also be
treated to meet many
international
flammability codes.
Furniture upholstered
with Hammered Metal
and constructed with
other suitable
components can
comply with Cal 133.
Can also be treated to
meet many international
flammability codes.
Furniture upholstered
with Legacy and
constructed with other
suitable components
can comply with Cal
133. Can also be
treated to meet many
international
flammability codes.
Furniture upholstered
with Linea and
constructed with other
suitable components
can comply with Cal
133. Can also be
treated to meet many
international
flammability codes.
Width
Weight
Thickness
Cleanability Code
Wear
Crock
Flame
Compatibility
*Failure in Wyzenbeek abrasion was defined as wear to expose the microfiber.
**Tested as NYTEK with sheeting backing by adhered method.
Page 13 of 88
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Material
Composition
LUMINA
METALLIC PARAGON
METALS & PEARLS
MILLENIUM
METALLIC RAINDROP
Polyester Fiber Matrix
Nylon Fiber Matrix
Nylon Fiber Matrix
Nylon Fiber Matrix
Nylon Fiber Matrix
54 inch/137 cm
54 inch/137 cm
54 inch/137 cm
54 inch/137 cm
54 inch/137 cm
9.8 oz/sq yd, 330 g/m²
8.8 oz/sq yd, 300 g/m²
8.8 oz/sq yd, 300 g/m²
8.8 oz/sq yd, 300 g/m²
8.8 oz/sq yd, 300 g/m²
24 mils; 0.7 mm
28 mils; 0.7 mm
28 mils; 0.7 mm
28 mils; 0.7 mm
28 mils; 0.7 mm
S/W
S/W
S/W
S/W
S/W
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire
screen (ASTM D-415782)*
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire
screen (ASTM D-415782)*
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire
screen (ASTM D-415782)*
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire
screen (ASTM D-415782)*
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire
screen (ASTM D-415782)*
Wet 5/Dry 5
AATCC-8-1988)
Wet 5/Dry 5
(AATCC-8-1988)
Wet 5/Dry 5
(AATCC-8-1988)
Wet 5/Dry 5
(AATCC-8-1988)
Wet 5/Dry 5
(AATCC-8-1988)
Trap Tear
Strength
3 lbs x 25 lbs
(ASTM D-1117-80)
30 lbs x 30 lbs
ASTM D-1117-80)
30 lbs x 30 lbs
(ASTM D-1117-80)
30 lbs x 30 lbs
(ASTM D-1117-80)
30 lbs x 30 lbs
(ASTM D-1117-80)
Grab Tensile
Strength
130 lbs x 130 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
Seam Strength
NA
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-1683-90A)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-1683-90A)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-1683-90A)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-1683-90A)
Resistance To
Urine
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
Colorfastness:
Gas fumes
(AATCC-23, 5 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
(AATCC-23, 3 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
AATCC-23, 3 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
(AATCC-23, 3 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
(AATCC-23, 3 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
• Fadeometer Test
(AATCC-16A-90,
100 hrs)
Class 5/No color
change
• Weather-O-Meter
(Xenon Arc, SAE J1885), 225 kj/m2:
Little to no color
change
• Fadeometer Test
(AATCC-16A-90,
100 hrs)
Class 5/No color
change
• Weather-O-Meter
(Xenon Arc, SAE J1885), 225 kj/m2:
Little to no color
change
• Fadeometer Test
(AATCC-16A-90,
100 hrs)
Class 5/No color
change
• Weather-O-Meter
(Xenon Arc, SAE J1885), 225 kj/m2:
Little to no color change
• Fadeometer Test
(AATCC-16A-90,
100 hrs)
Class 5/No color
change
• Weather-O-Meter
(Xenon Arc, SAE J1885), 225 kj/m2:
Little to no color
change
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
Flammability
Class I
UFAC/NFPA 260-1989
UFAC/NFPA 260-1989
UFAC/NFPA 260-1989
UFAC/NFPA 260-1989
UFAC/NFPA 260-1989
Flammability
Pass
California 117
Section E
California 117
Section E
California 117
Section E
California 117
Section E
California 117
Section E
Flammability
Class A Rated
NA
Tunnel Test:
(ASTM E84)**
Tunnel Test:
(ASTM E84)**
Tunnel Test:
(ASTM E84)**
Tunnel Test:
(ASTM E84)**
Flame
Compatibility
NA
Furniture upholstered
with Metallic Paragon
and constructed with
other suitable
components can
comply with Cal 133.
Can also be treated to
meet many international
flammability codes.
Furniture upholstered
with Metals & Pearls
and constructed with
other suitable
components can
comply with Cal 133.
Can also be treated to
meet many international
flammability codes.
Furniture upholstered
with Metallic Raindrop
and constructed with
other suitable
components can
comply with Cal 133.
Can also be treated to
meet many international
flammability codes.
Furniture upholstered
with Millenium and
constructed with other
suitable components
can comply with Cal
133. Can also be
treated to meet many
international
flammability codes.
Width
Weight
Thickness
Cleanability Code
Wear
Crock
Colorfastness: I
• Weather-O-Meter
(Xenon Arc, SAE J1960), 1140 kj/m2:
Little to no color change
Colorfastness: II
*Failure in Wyzenbeek abrasion was defined as wear to expose the microfiber.
**Tested as NYTEK with sheeting backing by adhered method.
Page 14 of 88
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Material
MILLWORK
MOCCASIN
Composition
Nylon Fiber Matrix
Nylon Fiber Matrix
Nylon Fiber Matrix
Nylon Fiber Matrix
Nylon Fiber Matrix
54 inch/137 cm
54 inch/137 cm
54 inch/137 cm
54 inch/134-137 cm
54 inch/137 cm
8.8 oz/sq yd, 300 g/m²
9.5 oz/sq yd, 320 g/m²
8.8 oz/sq yd, 300 g/m²
5.8 oz/sq yd, 197 g/m²
8.8 oz/sq yd, 300 g/m²
28 mils; 0.7 mm
30 mils; 0.8 mm
28 mils; 0.7 mm
N/A
28 mils; 0.7 mm
S/W
S/W
S/W
S/W
S/W
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire
screen (ASTM D-415782)*
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire
screen (ASTM D-415782)*
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire
screen (ASTM D-415782)*
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire
screen (ASTM D-415782)
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire
screen (ASTM D-415782)*
Wet 5/Dry 5
AATCC-8-1988)
Wet 5/Dry 5
(AATCC-8-1988)
Wet 5/Dry 5
(AATCC-8-1988)
Wet 3-4/Dry4-5
(AATCC-8-1988)
Wet 5/Dry 5
(AATCC-8-1988)
Trap Tear
Strength
30 lbs x 30 lbs
(ASTM D-1117-80)
30 lbs x 30 lbs
ASTM D-1117-80)
30 lbs x 30 lbs
(ASTM D-1117-80)
35 lbs x 35 lbs
(ASTM D-1117-80)
30 lbs x 30 lbs
(ASTM D-1117-80)
Grab Tensile
Strength
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
90 lbs x 110 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
Seam Strength
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-1683-90A)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-1683-90A)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-1683-90A)
90 lbs x 135 lbs
(ASTM D-1683-90A)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-1683-90A)
Resistance To
Urine
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
N/A
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
Colorfastness:
Gas fumes
(AATCC-23, 3 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
(AATCC-23, 5 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
AATCC-23, 3 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
(AATCC-23, 3 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
(AATCC-23, 3 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
Colorfastness: I
• Fadeometer Test
(AATCC-16A-90,
100 hrs)
Class 5/No color
change
• Weather-O-Meter
(Xenon Arc, SAE J1885), 225 kj/m2:
Little to no color
change
• Fadeometer Test
(AATCC-16A-90,
100 hrs)
Class 5/No color
change
• Weather-O-Meter
(Xenon Arc, SAE J1885), 225 kj/m2:
Little to no color
change
• Fadeometer Test
(AATCC-16A-90,
100 hrs)
Class 5/No color
change
• Weather-O-Meter
(Xenon Arc, SAE J1885), 225 kj/m2:
Little to no color
change
• Light Stability (AATCC
Method 16A-82) Class
4-5/40 hrs. min.
• Water (AATCC 1071981) Class 4-5
• Perspiration (AATCC
15-1979) Class 4-5)
• Dry Cleaning (AATCC
132-1979) Class 4-5
• Fadeometer Test
(AATCC-16A-90,
100 hrs)
Class 5/No color
change
• Weather-O-Meter
(Xenon Arc, SAE J1885), 225 kj/m2:
Little to no color
change
Colorfastness: II
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
N/A
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
UFAC/NFPA 260-1989
UFAC/NFPA 260-1989
UFAC/NFPA 260-1989
UFAC/NFPA 260-A
UFAC/NFPA 260-1989
Flammability Pass
California 117
Section E
California 117
Section E
California 117
Section E
California 117
Section E
California 117
Section E
Flammability
Class A Rated
Tunnel Test:
(ASTM E84)**
Tunnel Test:
(ASTM E84)**
Tunnel Test:
(ASTM E84)**
Tunnel Test:
(ASTM E84)**
Tunnel Test:
(ASTM E84)**
Furniture upholstered
with Millwork and
constructed with other
suitable components
can comply with Cal
133. Can also be
treated to meet many
international
flammability codes.
Furniture upholstered
with Moccasin and
constructed with other
suitable components
can comply with Cal
133. Can also be
treated to meet many
international
flammability codes.
Furniture upholstered
with Mosaic and
constructed with other
suitable components
can comply with Cal
133. Can also be
treated to meet many
international
flammability codes.
Can also be treated to
meet many international
flammability codes.
Furniture upholstered
with Nuance and
constructed with other
suitable components
can comply with Cal
133. Can also be
treated to meet many
international
flammability codes.
Width
Weight
Thickness
Cleanability Code
Wear
Crock
Flammability
Class I
Flame
Compatibility
MOSAIC
*Failure in Wyzenbeek abrasion was defined as wear to expose the microfiber.
**Tested as NYTEK with sheeting backing by adhered method.
Page 15 of 88
NUANCE
NOVASUEDE
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Material
Composition
OVATION
OVATION PLUS
PANACHE
PASSPORT
PONY
Nylon Fiber Matrix
Polyester Fiber Matrix
Nylon Fiber Matrix
Nylon Fiber Matrix
Nylon Fiber Matrix
54 inch/137 cm
54 inch/137 cm
54 inch/137 cm
54 inch/137 cm
54 inch/137 cm
8.8 oz/sq yd, 300 g/m²
9.8 oz/sq yd, 330 g/m²
8.8 oz/sq yd, 300 g/m²
10.8 oz/sq yd, 365 g/m²
8.8 oz/sq yd, 300 g/m²
28 mils; 0.7 mm
24 mils; 0.7 mm
28 mils; 0.7 mm
33 mils; 0.85 mm
28 mils; 0.7 mm
S/W
S/W
S/W
S/W
S/W
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire
screen (ASTM D-415782)*
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire
screen (ASTM D-415782)*
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire
screen (ASTM D4157-82)*
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire
screen (ASTM D-415782)*
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire
screen (ASTM D4157-82)*
Wet 5/Dry 5
AATCC-8-1988)
Wet 5/Dry 5
(AATCC-8-1988)
Wet 5/Dry 5
(AATCC-8-1988)
Wet 5/Dry 5
(AATCC-8-1988)
Wet 5/Dry 5
(AATCC-8-1988)
Trap Tear
Strength
30 lbs x 30 lbs
(ASTM D-1117-80)
35 lbs x 25 lbs
ASTM D-1117-80)
30 lbs x 30 lbs
(ASTM D-1117-80)
30 lbs x 30 lbs
ASTM D-1117-80)
30 lbs x 30 lbs
(ASTM D-1117-80)
Grab Tensile
Strength
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
130 lbs x 130 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
Seam Strength
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-1683-90A)
NA
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-1683-90A)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-1683-90A)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-1683-90A)
Resistance To
Urine
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
Colorfastness:
Gas fumes
(AATCC-23, 3 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
(AATCC-23, 5 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
AATCC-23, 3 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
(AATCC-23, 3 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
(AATCC-23, 3 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
Colorfastness: I
• Fadeometer Test
(AATCC-16A-90,
100 hrs)
Class 5/No color
change
• Weather-O-Meter
(Xenon Arc, SAE J1885), 225 kj/m2:
Little to no color
change
• Weather-O-Meter
(Xenon Arc, SAE J1960), 1140 kj/m2:
Little to no color
change
• Fadeometer Test
(AATCC-16A-90,
100 hrs)
Class 5/No color
change
• Weather-O-Meter
(Xenon Arc, SAE J1885), 225 kj/m2:
Little to no color
change
• Fadeometer Test
(AATCC-16A-90,
100 hrs)
Class 5/No color
change
• Weather-O-Meter
(Xenon Arc, SAE J1885), 225 kj/m2:
Little to no color
change
• Fadeometer Test
(AATCC-16A-90,
100 hrs)
Class 5/No color
change
• Weather-O-Meter
(Xenon Arc, SAE J1885), 225 kj/m2:
Little to no color
change
Colorfastness: II
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
UFAC/NFPA 260-1989
UFAC/NFPA 260-1989
UFAC/NFPA 260-1989
UFAC/NFPA 260-1989
UFAC/NFPA 260-1989
Flammability Pass
California 117
Section E
California 117
Section E
California 117
Section E
California 117
Section E
California 117
Section E
Flammability
Class A Rated
Tunnel Test:
(ASTM E84)**
NA
Tunnel Test:
(ASTM E84)**
Tunnel Test:
(ASTM E84)**
Tunnel Test:
(ASTM E84)**
Furniture upholstered
with Ovation and
constructed with other
suitable components
can comply with Cal
133. Can also be
treated to meet many
international
flammability codes.
NA
Furniture upholstered
with Panache and
constructed with other
suitable components
can comply with Cal
133. Can also be
treated to meet many
international
flammability codes.
Furniture upholstered
with Passport and
constructed with other
suitable components
can comply with Cal
133. Can also be
treated to meet many
international
flammability codes.
Furniture upholstered
with Pony and
constructed with other
suitable components
can comply with Cal
133. Can also be
treated to meet many
international
flammability codes.
Width
Weight
Thickness
Cleanability Code
Wear
Crock
Flammability Class
I
Flame
Compatibility
*Failure in Wyzenbeek abrasion was defined as wear to expose the microfiber.
**Tested as NYTEK with sheeting backing by adhered method.
Page 16 of 88
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Material
PRESTIGE
Composition
Nylon Fiber Matrix
Nylon Fiber Matrix
Nylon Fiber Matrix
Polyester Fiber Matrix
Nylon Fiber Matrix
54 inch/137 cm
54 inch/137 cm
54 inch/137 cm
54 inch/137 cm
54 inch/137 cm
9.5 oz/sq yd, 320 g/m²
9.5 oz/sq yd, 320 g/m²
8.8 oz/sq yd, 300 g/m²
9.8 oz/sq yd, 330 g/m²
8.8 oz/sq yd, 300 g/m²
30 mils; 0.8 mm
30 mils; 0.8 mm
28 mils; 0.7 mm
24 mils; 0.6 mm
28 mils; 0.7 mm
S/W
S/W
S/W
S/W
S/W
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire
screen (ASTM D-415782)*
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire
screen (ASTM D-415782)*
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire
screen (ASTM D-415782)*
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire
screen (ASTM D-415782)*
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire
screen (ASTM D-415782)*
Wet 5/Dry 5
(AATCC-8-1988)
Wet 5/Dry 5
AATCC-8-1988)
Wet 5/Dry 5
(AATCC-8-1988)
Wet 5/Dry 5
(AATCC-8-1988)
Wet 5/Dry 5
(AATCC-8-1988)
Trap Tear
Strength
30 lbs x 25 lbs
(ASTM D-1117-80)
30 lbs x 25 lbs
(ASTM D-1117-80)
30 lbs x 30 lbs
ASTM D-1117-80)
35 lbs x 25lbs
(ASTM D-1117-80)
30 lbs x 30 lbs
(ASTM D-1117-80)
Grab Tensile
Strength
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
130 lbs x 130 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
Seam Strength
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-1683-90A)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-1683-90A)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-1683-90A)
NA
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-1683-90A)
Resistance To
Urine
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
Colorfastness:
Gas fumes
(AATCC-23, 3 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
(AATCC-23, 3 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
(AATCC-23, 3 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
AATCC-23, 5 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
(AATCC-23, 3 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
Colorfastness: I
• Fadeometer Test
(AATCC-16A-90,
100 hrs)
Class 5/No color
change
• Weather-O-Meter
(Xenon Arc, SAE J1885), 225 kj/m2:
Little to no color
change
• Fadeometer Test
(AATCC-16A-90,
100 hrs)
Class 5/No color
change
• Weather-O-Meter
(Xenon Arc, SAE J1885), 225 kj/m2:
Little to no color change
• Fadeometer Test
(AATCC-16A-90,
100 hrs)
Class 5/No color
change
• Weather-O-Meter
(Xenon Arc, SAE J1885), 225 kj/m2:
Little to no color
change
• Weather-O-Meter
(Xenon Arc, SAE J1960), 1140 kj/m2:
Little to no color
change
• Fadeometer Test
(AATCC-16A-90,
100 hrs)
Class 5/No color
change
• Weather-O-Meter
(Xenon Arc, SAE J1885), 225 kj/m2:
Little to no color change
Colorfastness: II
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
Flammability
Class I
UFAC/NFPA 260-1989
UFAC/NFPA 260-1989
UFAC/NFPA 260-1989
UFAC/NFPA 260-1989
UFAC/NFPA 260-1989
Flammability
Pass
California 117
Section E
California 117
Section E
California 117
Section E
California 117
Section E
California 117
Section E
Flammability
Class A Rated
Tunnel Test:
(ASTM E84)**
Tunnel Test:
(ASTM E84)**
Tunnel Test:
(ASTM E84)**
NA
Tunnel Test:
(ASTM E84)**
Furniture upholstered
with Prestige and
constructed with other
suitable components
can comply with Cal
133. Can also be
treated to meet many
international
flammability codes.
Furniture upholstered
with Presto and
constructed with other
suitable components
can comply with Cal
133. Can also be
treated to meet many
international
flammability codes.
Furniture upholstered
with Radiance and
constructed with other
suitable components
can comply with Cal
133. Can also be
treated to meet many
international
flammability codes.
NA
Furniture upholstered
with Reflection and
constructed with other
suitable components
can comply with Cal
133. Can also be
treated to meet many
international
flammability codes.
Width
Weight
Thickness
Cleanability Code
Wear
Crock
Flame
Compatibility
PRESTO
RADIANCE
RAINDROP
*Failure in Wyzenbeek abrasion was defined as wear to expose the microfiber.
**Tested as NYTEK with sheeting backing by adhered method.
Page 17 of 88
REFLECTION
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Material
SATCHEL
SHIMMER
Nylon Fiber Matrix
Nylon Fiber Matrix
Nylon Fiber Matrix
Polyester Fiber
Nylon Fiber Matrix
54 inch/137 cm
54 inch/137 cm
54 inch/137 cm
54 inch/137 cm
54 inch/137 cm
8.8 oz/sq yd, 300 g/m²
8.8 oz/sq yd, 300 g/m²
8.8 oz/sq yd, 300 g/m²
9.5 oz/sq yd, 320 g/m²
10.3 oz/sq yd, 350 g/m²
30 mils; 0.8 mm
28 mils; 0.7 mm
28 mils; 0.7 mm
43 mils; 1.1 mm
33 mils; 0.85 mm
S/W
S/W
S/W
S/W
S/W
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire screen
(ASTM D-4157-82)*
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire screen
(ASTM D-4157-82)*
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire screen
(ASTM D-4157-82)*
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire screen
(ASTM D-4157-82)*
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire screen
(ASTM D-4157-82)*
Wet 5/Dry 5
(AATCC-8-1988)
Wet 5/Dry 5
AATCC-8-1988)
Wet 5/Dry 5
(AATCC-8-1988)
Wet 5/Dry 5
(AATCC-8-1988)
Wet 5/Dry 5
(AATCC-8-1988)
Trap Tear
Strength
30 lbs x 30 lbs
(ASTM D-1117-80)
30 lbs x 30 lbs
(ASTM D-1117-80)
30 lbs x 30 lbs
ASTM D-1117-80)
15 lbs x 10 lbs
(ASTM D-1117-80)
30 lbs x 30 lbs
ASTM D-1117-80)
Grab Tensile
Strength
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
55 lbs x 45 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
Seam Strength
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-1683-90A)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-1683-90A)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-1683-90A)
110 lbs x 80 lbs
(ASTM D-1683-90A)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-1683-90A)
Resistance To
Urine
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
Colorfastness:
Gas fumes
(AATCC-23, 3 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
(AATCC-23, 3 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
(AATCC-23, 3 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
(AATCC-23, 3 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
(AATCC-23, 3 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
Colorfastness: I
• Fadeometer Test
(AATCC-16A-90,
100 hrs)
Class 5/No color change
• Weather-O-Meter
(Xenon Arc, SAE J1885), 225 kj/m2:
Little to no color change
• Fadeometer Test
(AATCC-16A-90,
100 hrs)
Class 5/No color
change
• Weather-O-Meter
(Xenon Arc, SAE Jm2
1885), 225 kj/ :
Little to no color change
• Fadeometer Test
(AATCC-16A-90,
100 hrs)
Class 5/No color change
• Weather-O-Meter
(Xenon Arc, SAE J1885), 225 kj/m2:
Little to no color change
• Fadeometer Test
(AATCC-16,
Option 3, 120 hrs)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
• Fadeometer Test
(AATCC-16A-90,
100 hrs)
Class 5/No color change
• Weather-O-Meter
(Xenon Arc, SAE J1885), 225 kj/m2:
Little to no color change
Colorfastness: II
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
• Sulfide Staining (ASTM
D-1712-89)
No staining
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
Flammability
Class I
UFAC/NFPA 260-1989
UFAC/NFPA 260-1989
UFAC/NFPA 260-1989
UFAC/NFPA 260-1989
UFAC/NFPA 260-1989
Flammability
Pass
California 117
Section E
California 117
Section E
California 117
Section E
California 117
Section E
California 117
Section E
Flammability
Class A Rated
Tunnel Test:
(ASTM E84)**
Tunnel Test:
(ASTM E84)**
Tunnel Test:
(ASTM E84)**
NA
Tunnel Test:
(ASTM E84)**
Furniture upholstered
with Reptile and
constructed with other
suitable components can
comply with Cal 133.
Can also be treated to
meet many international
flammability codes.
Furniture upholstered
with Satchel and
constructed with other
suitable components
can comply with Cal
133. Can also be treated
to meet many
international flammability
codes.
Furniture upholstered
with Shimmer and
constructed with other
suitable components
can comply with Cal
133. Can also be treated
to meet many
international flammability
codes.
NA
Furniture upholstered
with Splendor and
constructed with other
suitable components can
comply with Cal 133.
Can also be treated to
meet many international
flammability codes.
Composition
Width
Weight
Thickness
Cleanability
Code
Wear
Crock
Flame
Compatibility
REPTILE
SONIC WAVE
SPLENDOR
*Failure in Wyzenbeek abrasion was defined as wear to expose the microfiber.
**Tested as NYTEK with sheeting backing by adhered method.
Page 18 of 88
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Material
Composition
STATURE
STARLITE
STATUS
STELLAR
TECHNO
Nylon Fiber Matrix
Nylon Fiber Matrix
Nylon Fiber Matrix
Nylon Fiber Matrix
Nylon Fiber Matrix
54 inch/137 cm
54 inch/137 cm
54 inch/137 cm
54 inch/137 cm
54 inch/137 cm
8.8 oz/sq yd, 300 g/m²
10 oz/sq yd, 340 g/m²
8.8 oz/sq yd, 300 g/m²
12.2 oz/sq yd, 410 g/m²
8.8 oz/sq yd, 300 g/m²
28 mils; 0.7 mm
33 mils; 0.85 mm
28 mils; 0.7 mm
38 mils; 0.95 mm
28 mils; 0.7 mm
S/W
S/W
S/W
S/W
S/W
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire
screen (ASTM D-415782)*
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire
screen (ASTM D-415782)*
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire
screen (ASTM D-415782)*
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire
screen (ASTM D-415782)*
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire
screen (ASTM D-415782)*
Wet 5/Dry 5
(AATCC-8-1988)
Wet 5/Dry 5
(AATCC-8-1988)
Wet 5/Dry 5
(AATCC-8-1988)
Wet 5/Dry 5
(AATCC-8-1988)
Wet 5/Dry 5
AATCC-8-1988)
Trap Tear
Strength
30 lbs x 30 lbs
(ASTM D-1117-80)
30 lbs x 30 lbs
ASTM D-1117-80)
30 lbs x 30 lbs
(ASTM D-1117-80)
30 lbs x 30 lbs
ASTM D-1117-80)
30 lbs x 30 lbs
(ASTM D-1117-80)
Grab Tensile
Strength
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
Seam Strength
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-1683-90A)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-1683-90A)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-1683-90A)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-1683-90A)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-1683-90A)
Resistance To
Urine
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
Colorfastness:
Gas fumes
(AATCC-23, 3 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
(AATCC-23, 3 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
(AATCC-23, 3 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
(AATCC-23, 3 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
(AATCC-23, 3 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
Colorfastness: I
• Fadeometer Test
(AATCC-16A-90,
100 hrs)
Class 5/No color
change
• Weather-O-Meter
(Xenon Arc, SAE J1885), 225 kj/m2:
Little to no color change
• Fadeometer Test
(AATCC-16A-90,
100 hrs)
Class 5/No color
change
• Weather-O-Meter
(Xenon Arc, SAE J1885), 225 kj/m2:
Little to no color
change
• Fadeometer Test
(AATCC-16A-90,
100 hrs)
Class 5/No color
change
• Weather-O-Meter
(Xenon Arc, SAE J1885), 225 kj/m2:
Little to no color
change
• Fadeometer Test
(AATCC-16A-90,
100 hrs)
Class 5/No color
change
• Weather-O-Meter
(Xenon Arc, SAE J1885), 225 kj/m2:
Little to no color
change
• Fadeometer Test
(AATCC-16A-90,
100 hrs)
Class 5/No color
change
• Weather-O-Meter
(Xenon Arc, SAE J1885), 225 kj/m2:
Little to no color change
Colorfastness: II
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
Flammability
Class I
UFAC/NFPA 260-1989
UFAC/NFPA 260-1989
UFAC/NFPA 260-1989
UFAC/NFPA 260-1989
UFAC/NFPA 260-1989
Flammability
Pass
California 117
Section E
California 117
Section E
California 117
Section E
California 117
Section E
California 117
Section E
Flammability
Class A Rated
Tunnel Test:
(ASTM E84)**
Tunnel Test:
(ASTM E84)**
Tunnel Test:
(ASTM E84)**
Tunnel Test:
(ASTM E84)**
Tunnel Test:
(ASTM E84)**
Furniture upholstered
with Starlite and
constructed with other
suitable components
can comply with Cal
133. Can also be
treated to meet many
international
flammability codes.
Furniture upholstered
with Stature and
constructed with other
suitable components
can comply with Cal
133. Can also be
treated to meet many
international
flammability codes.
Furniture upholstered
with Status and
constructed with other
suitable components
can comply with Cal
133. Can also be
treated to meet many
international
flammability codes.
Furniture upholstered
with Stellar and
constructed with other
suitable components
can comply with Cal
133. Can also be
treated to meet many
international
flammability codes.
Furniture upholstered
with Techno and
constructed with other
suitable components
can comply with Cal
133. Can also be
treated to meet many
international
flammability codes.
Width
Weight
Thickness
Cleanability Code
Wear
Crock
Flame
Compatibility
*Failure in Wyzenbeek abrasion was defined as wear to expose the microfiber.
**Tested as NYTEK with sheeting backing by adhered method.
Page 19 of 88
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Material
UNDERGLASS
VINTAGE
VISTA
WEATHERED METAL
WOVEN FINESSE
Composition
Polyester Fiber
Nylon Fiber Matrix
Nylon Fiber Matrix
Nylon Fiber Matrix
Nylon Fiber Matrix
Width
54 inch/137 cm
54 inch/137 cm
54 inch/137 cm
54 inch/137 cm
54 inch/137 cm
9.5 oz/sq yd, 320 g/m²
8.8 oz/sq yd, 300 g/m²
8.8 oz/sq yd, 300 g/m²
8.8 oz/sq yd, 300 g/m²
8.8 oz/sq yd, 300 g/m²
43 mils; 1.1 mm
28 mils; 0.7 mm
28 mils; 0.7 mm
28 mils; 0.7 mm
28 mils; 0.7 mm
S/W
S/W
S/W
S/W
S/W
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire
screen (ASTM D-415782)*
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire
screen (ASTM D-415782)*
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire
screen (ASTM D-415782)*
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire
screen (ASTM D-415782)*
100,000+ double rubs
Wyzenbeek Wire screen
(ASTM D-4157-82)*
Wet 5/Dry 5
(AATCC-8-1988)
Wet 5/Dry 5
(AATCC-8-1988)
Wet 5/Dry 5
(AATCC-8-1988)
Wet 5/Dry 5
(AATCC-8-1988)
Wet 5/Dry 5
(AATCC-8-1988)
Trap Tear
Strength
15 lbs x 10 lbs
(ASTM D-1117-80)
30 lbs x 30 lbs
ASTM D-1117-80)
30 lbs x 30 lbs
(ASTM D-1117-80)
30 lbs x 30 lbs
(ASTM D-1117-80)
30 lbs x 30 lbs
(ASTM D-1117-80)
Grab Tensile
Strength
55 lbs x 45 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-5034-90)
Seam Strength
110 lbs x 80 lbs
(ASTM D-1683-90A)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-1683-90A)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-1683-90A)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-1683-90A)
100 lbs x 100 lbs
(ASTM D-1683-90A)
Resistance To
Urine
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
NA
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
(ASTM D-543)
No Staining
Colorfastness:
Gas fumes
(AATCC-23, 3 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
(AATCC-23, 3 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
AATCC-23, 3 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
(AATCC-23, 3 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
(AATCC-23, 3 cycles)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
Colorfastness: I
• Fadeometer Test
(AATCC-16,
Option 3, 120 hrs)
Class 4-5/Little to no
color change
• Fadeometer Test
(AATCC-16A-90,
100 hrs)
Class 5/No color
change
• Fadeometer Test
(AATCC-16A-90,
100 hrs)
Class 5/No color
change
• Weather-O-Meter
(Xenon Arc, SAE J1885), 225 kj/m2:
Little to no color
change
• Fadeometer Test
(AATCC-16A-90,
100 hrs)
Class 5/No color
change
• Weather-O-Meter
(Xenon Arc, SAE J1885), 225 kj/m2:
Little to no color change
• Fadeometer Test
(AATCC-16A-90,
100 hrs)
Class 5/No color change
• Weather-O-Meter
(Xenon Arc, SAE J1885), 225 kj/m2:
Little to no color change
Colorfastness: II
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
NA
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
• Sulfide Staining
(ASTM D-1712-89)
No staining
Flammability
Class I
UFAC/NFPA 260-1989
UFAC/NFPA 260-1989
UFAC/NFPA 260-1989
UFAC/NFPA 260-1989
UFAC/NFPA 260-1989
Flammability
Pass
California 117
Section E
California 117
Section E
California 117
Section E
California 117
Section E
California 117
Section E
Flammability
Class A Rated
NA
Tunnel Test:
(ASTM E84)**
Tunnel Test:
(ASTM E84)**
Tunnel Test:
(ASTM E84)**
Tunnel Test:
(ASTM E84)**
Flame
Compatibility
NA
Furniture upholstered
with Vintage and
constructed with other
suitable components
can comply with Cal
133. Can also be
treated to meet many
international
flammability codes.
Furniture upholstered
with Vista and
constructed with other
suitable components
can comply with Cal
133. Can also be
treated to meet many
international
flammability codes.
Furniture upholstered
with Weathered Metal
and constructed with
other suitable
components can
comply with Cal 133.
Can also be treated to
meet many international
flammability codes.
Furniture upholstered
with Woven Finesse and
constructed with other
suitable components can
comply with Cal 133. Can
also be treated to meet
many international
flammability codes.
Weight
Thickness
Cleanability Code
Wear
Crock
*Failure in Wyzenbeek abrasion was defined as wear to expose the microfiber.
**Tested as NYTEK with sheeting backing by adhered method.
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STORAGE AND HANDLING
Storing and Hanging

Store in a moist, climate-controlled environment to allow for
maximum stretch and flexibility.
Avoid extremes in humidity or
temperature.

Keep NYTEK® products in their delivery box before they are used.

Avoid standing rolls on their ends or overcrowding rolls in storage
bins, which can create bunching, wrinkling or pressure marks.
Preventing Exposure to Foreign Materials

During processing, prevent dirt or foreign objects from adhering to
the backside of NYTEK® products, which may leave pressure
marks or bumps visible on the face.

In winter the material is more susceptible to static and dirt because
of dry conditions.
Removing Wrinkles and Pressure Marks

Use steam or heat to remove wrinkles and pressure marks.

Try either technique on a small swatch first to establish the
appropriate temperature.

For steam, use a hand held steamer or flat iron with a damp, clean
white cotton presser cloth between the iron and the material’s
backside. Steam is less likely to cause burning.

A heat gun or flat iron can be used to generate dry heat, which is
best for removing stubborn wrinkles.
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SUMMARY
For Best Storage Results:
Do
• Store in a climate-controlled environment that is not too dry and helps
the material retain moisture.
• Keep the backside of the material clean and unexposed to dirt and other
contaminants.
• Use steam or dry heat to remove wrinkles and pressure marks.
Don’t
• Stand rolls on their ends.
• Overcrowd rolls in storage bins, which causes bunching and wrinkling
• Expose the backside to static or dirt.
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CUTTING
Before Cutting

Run a test sample of each design to see how the material is going
to perform and that the pattern and layout are correct.

Expose NYTEK® products, especially NOVASUEDE®, to humidity
prior to being cut to allow the micro-fibers to absorb moisture and
expand.

Keep cut goods in a humid state throughout the upholstery process.

Prevent static electricity by increasing the plant’s humidity levels.
However, placing grounded metal strips on the cutting table should
discharge the energy as it develops.
Pattern Development

Test the pattern by evaluating the upholstered product in both
humid and dry environments.

If the fabric is loose fitting or sagging in humid conditions, then cut
down the pattern.

Replace patterns as often as required to assure their accuracy,
always referring to the master pattern.

Correctly fitting the patterns while the cover is in an expanded state
will negate the effects of humidity in the future.

Apply steam to a test cover and tailor the cover to fit the job.

Remove the test cover and allow the moisture on it to dry.

Deconstruct the cover; the dry state is the size to use for the master
pattern.

Model the subsequent patterns from the test cover.
Orienting Patterns Properly

Orient the patterns properly based on the stretch requirements.
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Preventing Drag

Drag or clinging occurs if the material is not laying out smoothly on
cutting surfaces.

Drag can be reduced by top coating the tables with Teflon
adhesive-backed films laminated to the work surfaces.
upholsterers use Kraft underlay papers.
Company
(www.singerco.com),
Many
The Singer Sewing
Material
Concepts
(www.materialconcepts.com), Cansew Inc., (www.cansew.ca) and
M.J. Foley Company (www.mjfoleyco.com) sell these and other
surface treatments. Call Technical Services if additional assistance
is needed.
Cutting the Fabric

Cut entire orders from the same roll of fabric or dye lot.

Make sure the material has time to settle back into its natural state
if the material has been stretched. Putting Kraft papers between
layers should facilitate this.

Use a fine felt or ballpoint pen or a sharp carbon pencil to mark the
backside of the cover.

Keep precise markings on pieces to be sewn together to prevent
later problems.
Precision, Multi-Layer and Single Layer Cutting

Multi-layer cutting works best with a straight blade cutter equipped
with an automatic sharpening device to reduce friction between the
blade and cutting edge. Avoid slippage by not over stacking.

Use any single layer cutting method preferred by the shop.

Blade speed should be no higher than 1600-3200 rpm to avoid
fusing the edges together because of knives over-heating.
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Notches

Notches may need to be cut in the selvages to help prevent
puckering or bunching during sewing and upholstery.

Make notches either in the pattern or during sewing.
SUMMARY
Before Cutting
• Run a test sample.
• Understand how stretch and the fabric pattern will affect the design and
layout.
• Cut in a climate-controlled environment.
• Orient patterns properly.
• Prevent drag.
During Cutting
• Cut the entire order from the same dye lot.
• Insert notches in the selvages to prevent puckering or bunching.
• Mark precisely.
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SEWING
Before Sewing

Run a sample of each style before running an entire job to see how
the material is going to perform and to make sure the patterns are
correct.

Calculate the same sewing time allowances for NYTEK® products
as allowed for natural leather.

Allow machine operators time to develop the techniques necessary
to work efficiently with NYTEK® products, which are easier to work
with than natural leather.
Similarities to Natural Leather

NYTEK® absorbs moisture, resulting in expansion and greater
elasticity.

To achieve optimal results, use the same upholstery methods and
techniques as used for leather. Most upholstery applications are a
skilled craft rather than an exact science.

Like natural leathers, errors cannot be covered up during the
upholstering process. Operators need time and patience to learn
the techniques unique to our products.

Proper prepping is critical to achieve the best results. Because of
the smooth finish and weight of the cover, flaws and errors made
during the prepping process may show by not filling out the cover
properly or from telegraphing.
Machine Requirements

Shops may use any brand name light industrial sewing machine
that satisfies their production needs. Both walking foot machines,
which prevent puckering, or flat foot machines produce excellent
results.

Each shop should determine how to set thread tension and foot
pressure. For best results, keep as loose as possible.
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
Fine feed dogs provide the best results and do not damage the
surface of the covers.
Reducing Drag

Use a Teflon presser foot and laminate adhesive-backed Teflon film
to the machine table and bed.

Majilite can add backing material to our products. Contact us for
recommendations and pricing.
Needle and Thread Sizes

Use a Schmetz Nm 120, normal round point needle with a Nymo
size D nylon thread. The sewing machine model determines the
needle length.

Thread should move freely through the eye of the needle and the
needle should make a hole in the cover large enough for the thread
to pass through without dragging and causing wrinkling, gathering
or puckering. Needles with cutting points are not advised.

Thread and needle size must match. Threads often are selected by
size, color, and appearance. Nylon threads will perform better with
NYTEK® Products than other thread fibers. Properly sized thread
should fill the hole created by the needle.

Needle holes in the cover are permanent, just like with natural
leather.
Stitches Per Inch, Seam Allowance, and Notches

Seven to eight (7 to 8) stitches per inch is adequate. Five to six (5
to 6) stitches per inch is common for decorative topstitching. The
industry standard for seam allowances is three-eights to one-half
(3/8” to ½”)inches.

Seams often need to be trimmed after being sewn for proper
tailoring and to prevent telegraphing through the cover.

Wetting the seams with hand steamers, spray water bottles or wet
rags will help the two covers stretch and work together.

Cut sufficient notches into the seam allowances to prevent
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puckering and other defects during sewing. Pattern notching tools
work well for this and can be purchased through the Singer Sewing
Company, Cutters Exchange, M.J. Foley Company, and other
manufacturers.
SUMMARY

Run a sample before cutting the entire job.

Sewing time allowances will be similar to what is required for
leather.

Use brand name light industrial sewing machines.

Utilize various techniques to control drag.

Follow specified seam allowances and stitch requirements.
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UPHOLSTERY
Basic Information about Stretch

Stretch in the width direction is greater and easier to manipulate
than stretch in the length.

Stretch is not uniform with all colors and is greater with lighter
colors than with darker ones with less dye penetration.
Grain and Nap

Please consider the direction of the design when cutting patterns,
such as with NYTEK® Products like MOCCASIN, BABY OSTRICH,
CANE, etc.,

The nap of NOVASUEDE® is a non-directional design.
Seam Allowances

Trim excess selvages to prevent them from showing through the
cover or creating bunching or wrinkling.

Add notches to eliminate gathering of selvages under the cover.
Wrinkle Removal and Moisture

Remove wrinkles by pulling the excess cover taut in all directions.
Mist steam or water on the back of the cover to assist in this
process.

If excessive wrinkles are present, check for correct pattern size,
accurate orientation of the patterns in relationship to the stretch of
the goods, proper fillers and a correctly sewn cover.

Use foam to provide enough support to keep the cover filled for a
tight look.
Bagging Prevention: Moisture and Humidity

Moisture will absorb into the micro-fiber matrix of NYTEK®
products, especially NOVASUEDE®, resulting in expansion and
greater elasticity similar to natural leather.

To prevent bagging, the cover needs to be exposed to an adequate
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amount of humidity, the cutting patterns should be properly sized
and the cover needs to be pulled tight. Be sure to use adequate
and appropriate cushion filling materials.

NYTEK® products should be exposed to humidity before and after
being cut to allow for expansion as their micro-fibers absorb water.
If the shop is not climatically controlled to regulate humidity, steam
the cover well both during pattern development and upholstering.
Correctly fitting the patterns and placing the cover properly in an
expanded state will negate the effects of humidity in the future. All
excess bagging or stretch should be eliminated at this time.
Why Bagging Occurs After Upholstering

The covers were sewn and/or applied loosely in low humidity
conditions. Bagging occurs after the cover sets for a few days and
the temperature and humidity have increased dramatically.

Bagging also can occur if the cushion breaks down. NYTEK®, like
leather, is not totally elastic. It should be properly supported to
prevent “puddling.” Puddling is a special type of bagging or sagging
that occurs on the chair seat. It is a mark remaining after the sitter
rises, but the chair’s foam does not recover. The material on the
chair now looks too big because the cover is not properly
supported, e.g., like a director’s chair. The upholsterer needs to
properly support the cover material with foam or springs to prevent
this.
Drag

The backside of NYTEK® products tend to grab or cling to foam.

Apply a thin layer of spun polyester fiber batting over the foam to
reduce drag.

Spray slickeners can be used to reduce drag and are available
through most upholstery supply houses.
Avoid slickeners
containing silicone that can disburse small particles into finishing
areas. Some shops are reporting success using talcum powder on
exposed foam surfaces. Steaming or misting water onto the back
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of the cover also may help. Excess wrinkles should be pulled out
while the cover is expanded.

Majilite can add a backer to NYTEK® products to provide a slicker
surface during the manufacturing process.
Contact Majilite for
feasibility and pricing.
Cushion Construction

Specify appropriate cushion filling materials.

The back of the cover tends to cling to foam so placing something
between the cover and the foam will reduce this problem.

If the cover creeps on the cushion during sitting, it will resist
returning to the proper position if it is restricted from sliding freely.
Add a layer of spun polyester fiber batting to remedy this problem.

Avoid bonded polyester batting, which sets at low temperatures and
doesn’t spring back quickly, and shows unattractively through the
covers.

Foam quality also is a factor in the performance of the cushion; 3
lb/ft3 HR foams achieve the best results.
1.8 lb/ft3 foams are
frequently used as a cost saving measure but they must be able to
fill out the cover and retain the shape of the cushion.

There are a number of products designed to be used as cushion
fillers.
As with natural leather, any bunching or wrinkling of
materials under the cover may telegraph through and be visible on
the surface. NYTEK® products can also be backed with a variety
of materials. See APPLICATIONS.

Vent cushions for proper functioning.
Vents

Air exchange should occur quickly and freely when the cushion is
used so air does not become trapped, which prevents the cushion
from functioning properly. A poorly vented pillow will seem hard
when it is first sat on and will usually be noisy as it expends the
trapped air.
After someone leaves the seat, a poorly vented
cushion will appear deflated and take time to recover.
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
Include air evacuation holes or panels when constructing cushions
or pillows to allow for the free movement of air caused by the
compression and expansion of foam.

Add a complimenting breathable fabric in the zipper boxing for
double-faced cushions. Many manufacturers only face one side of
the cushion and use a complimenting fabric for the bottom and
back, which should negate any airflow problems.
Slipping Cushions

Loose pillows have a tendency to slide. NYTEK® products like
FINESSE® have a smooth finish that will slide freely against itself
or a similar surface.

Using a complimenting cover that has more grip or friction on the
underside of the cushion and/or the deck of the seat should restrict
this.
Cushion ties are frequently used on loose pillow seat
construction. Other NYTEK® products like NOVASUEDE® are
naturally resistant to sliding. Someone slipping out of the seat is
symptomatic of underlying problems with the cushion construction
and/or the relationship of the pitch between the seat and back.
Staple Cutting of Material

This can occur if the plunger extends beyond the tip of the staple
gun when it is discharged during a tight pull or bridged cover.

Try eliminating any bridging of the cover and regulate the air down
on the gun. The staple plungers on the staple guns also can be
trimmed shorter so they are flush or just shorter than the nose of
the gun.
Regulating With Heat or Steam

Carefully make adjustments with heat or steam after upholstering.
Spun polyester fiber batting used in cushion padding will melt easily
if exposed to heat. Adhesives used in prepping may also release
under heat.

High temperature heat guns should be used carefully and sparingly
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to shrink small wrinkles out of the cover. Experiment with pieces of
scrap first.
Steam may be most effective when applied to the
backside of the cover to give it more stretch prior to application,
making it easier to pull tightly.
Mistakes

Holes and cuts cannot be repaired. To avoid future problems, use
experienced operators to work on complex designs.

Re-upholstering involves the same skills as general upholstering
and the same cautionary measures should be followed.

Expedient short cuts will produce unsatisfactory results. This can
include trying to upholster over existing covers, not refurbishing or
replacing worn or broken down padding or fillers, not carefully
inspecting the job for foreign materials, not removing old tacks or
staples, and not repairing substrate materials.
Vertical Panels

Back vertical panels with Majilite’s light weight polycotton sheeting
backer or foam/tricot backer.
They help provide stability and
prevent sagging in humid conditions.
pulled down as tightly as possible.
Stapled covers should be
Steaming the cover first is
recommended.

If the operator wants to glue the cover to the panel, please refer to
the section on DIRECT LAMINATION and/or the section on
PANELS AND WALLCOVERING that appears later in this guide.
SUMMARY

Expose cushions to humidity to prevent bagging.

Apply slickeners and a thin layer of spun polyester fiber to prevent
drag.

Use proven techniques in cushion construction.

Include air evacuation holes or panels when constructing cushions
or pillows.
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TIPS FOR USING NOVASUEDE®, FINESSE®
AND NYTEK® AS WALLCOVERING

Majilite provides a light-weight polyester/cotton sheeting backer for
wall applications. Backing provides dimensional stability that helps
prevent seam separation, minimizes the risk of wallpaper paste
bleed through, and allows NYTEK® products to be used with
standard adhesives and hanging techniques.

Experienced installers should test a small sample to see how the
fabric hangs.

Use recommended vinyl adhesives such as standard or heavy-duty
vinyl premixed cement. Refer to the manufacturer's instructions for
use and suitability of the adhesives.

Prepare all surfaces as directed by the adhesive manufacturer and
inspect them for foreign objects or contamination.

Ensure complete surface coverage on all glued areas to achieve
proper bonding; missed area will blister.

Smooth by hand after laying material to ensure 100% bond and to
work out bubbles.

Double cut seams using sharp blades.

Lightly brush as required.

If a padded effect is desired, use NYTEK® products backed with a
Majilite foam. Please refer to the MARINE LINER INSTALLATION
section.

For applications requiring direct cementing to wood, fiberglass,
aluminum, and other materials, please refer to the DIRECT
CEMENT METHOD section.
SUMMARY

Use Majilite backers.

Employ experienced installers.

Use recommended vinyl adhesives.

Prepare surfaces and ensure complete coverage.

Smooth by hand and double cut seams.

Lightly brush.
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NOVASUEDE®, FINESSE® and NYTEK®
DIRECT CEMENT APPLICATION
Direct cement application is used for components with molded shapes
such as cowls, dashboards, door panels, and horizontal surfaces like
desktops and tables made of laminate, chipboard, aluminum, and
fiberglass.
This procedure applies to NYTEK® products with and without Majilite’s
foam/tricot, knit, or sheeting backings. If installing as a wallcovering with
standard vinyl wall cements, please see the section on TIPS FOR USING
NOVASUEDE®-NYTEK® AS A WALLCOVERING.

Inspect all surfaces for foreign materials and defects and prepare
them according to the adhesive’s instructions.
For instance,
particleboard is porous and may need to be sealed, primed, or
doubled adhesive coated.

Use either a spray contact adhesive or one that can be brushed to
coat substrates such as laminate, chipboard, and aluminum.
Brushing wets the coated surface well.

Only use a spray adhesive on NOVASUEDE® or NYTEK® to keep
the adhesive on top of the fibers and not push it through to the face
through brushing.

Thoroughly cover both surfaces with adhesive. Missed areas or
places where there are voids or gaps in the adhered material may
swell and bubble when exposed to high humidity.

Contact adhesives must be appropriate for the specific application
and the material to which they will be applied; i.e. aluminum, wood,
etc.
The
container
label,
technical
literature,
or
adhesive
manufacturer should provide that information.

Some water-based adhesives swell NYTEK® products, making the
cover difficult to handle. Run samples and contact the adhesive
dealer for further guidance.

Do not use pressure sensitive adhesives that tend to creep with
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time and can result in thumb printing, loss of bond, or wicking of the
adhesive up to the face of the material.

After applying adhesive to the substrate and NYTEK®, allow the
solvent to evaporate and laminate the material before the
adhesives open times have expired.

Start at the center of the piece and work out to the edges to stick
the cover down. To get extra stretch at difficult corners, apply a
little steam to the face of the NYTEK® as it is being stretched.
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STRETCHWALL AND PANELS
Solid Panels: Cemented
For solid, smooth panels, apply NYTEK® without backing with contact
cement
following
the
suggestions
in
the
DIRECT
CEMENT
APPLICATIONS section of this User’s Guide.
For wood, gypsum board or other compatible substrates, use
standard water-based wallcovering cements with NYTEK® with the
polycotton
sheeting
backing.
Follow
the
suggestions
in
the
WALLCOVERING section.
Solid Panels: Upholstered
For a padded look, follow the stretch and staple and/or direct cement
method using the foam/tricot backing as described in the MARINE
APPLICATIONS section.
For a padded look without foam tricot backing, the panel should be
upholstered using techniques discussed in the UPHOLSTERY section.
The foam padding is glued to the panel and covered with a Dacron or
other appropriate batting.
Not Recommended

Gluing the NYTEK® directly to the foam may cause spots to appear
where the adhesive coverage is low, resulting in areas where the
foam to NYTEK® bond is low. These low bond areas may bubble
in high humidity.

Using too much adhesive will saturate the foam and result in thumb
printing where the foam takes a permanent set after compression.

Upholstering over foam alone is also not recommended. The cover
will not sufficiently compress the foam, especially in the center of a
large panel. Batting, however, is compressed by the stretching of
the cover during upholstering and will push back the cover to help
keep it tight and smooth.
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
The NYTEK® cover must be stretched tightly and evenly over the
panel before stapling in the back, especially with large panels.
Ideally, the NYTEK® should be steamed or misted on the back,
making it easier to stretch. After upholstering, the NYTEK® will
contract and tighten with less humidity in the panel.

Foam tricot backing can be used to help stabilize NYTEK® for
applications where padding will not push the cover.

Knit backed NYTEK® is an alternative. NYTEK® without backing is
not as stable in humid conditions as the backed materials, but has
been stretched over open panels.

Stretching the NYTEK® is extremely critical in these applications
since the cover will not be pushed out and kept smooth by battings
and foams.

The NYTEK® should be steamed or misted lightly on the back and
then stretched evenly as much as possible in both directions to
avoid wrinkles. The cross machine direction generally has more
stretch than the machine direction.

Attach the NYTEK® securely after stretching, remembering that it
will contract and get very tight in a dry environment. If the clips in
the panel are inadequate, the tension produced by this contraction
could pull the NYTEK® out of the clip or track.
Stretching the
NYTEK® in a humid environment will help it remain tight in these
conditions.
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MARINE LINER INSTALLATION GUIDELINES
NOVASUEDE® and FINESSE® are made of NYTEK®, a specially
engineered nylon fiber matrix. These luxurious materials are very much
like natural leather, not just in the way they look and feel but in the way
they react to atmospheric conditions.
NYTEK®, like leather, will expand and contract slightly with changes in
moisture content, although it will not retain much water.
It regulates
absorbed moisture so that it never holds more than 8 to 10 percent of its
own weight.
NYTEK® products with a Majilite foam/tricot knit package are more
dimensionally stable to changes in atmospheric conditions. The 1/8" foam
package is the most common construction and is the standard for
headliners and panels with most major manufacturers and custom
refurbishers. The foam/tricot package increases acoustical properties and
gives a more luxurious padded effect. It will also mask defects and soften
rough surfaces.
For best results, NYTEK® products should be installed in a humid
environment. With more moisture, NYTEK® is easier to work with it and
will remain tighter after installation. These fabrics are softened by
moisture, making them more elastic and easier to stretch. Additionally,
the fabrics are in their most expanded state when moist and by pulling
them tightly, they will get even tighter as the moisture decreases. They
will then remain unaffected with future changes in moisture level.
Controlling atmospheric conditions in a production environment may not
always be practical. Many installers keep a humidifier or steamer in the
installation area. Installers can also use a water spray bottle and apply it
to the backside of the material (even on the foam back) during installation.
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This technique can be used if conditions are dry or whenever a tight,
crease-free wrap around a tough curve or corner is desired.
In order to create a tight appearance, pull the NYTEK® product as tightly
as practically possible. Also be sure to pull evenly to avoid rippling. Since
NYTEK® has such high tensile strength, installers should not worry about
pulling too hard.
For a stretch and staple overhead, we recommend keeping the spacing
between ribs to 24 inches or less to prevent sagging. To achieve even
tension, follow these steps:
1.
Tack or staple the material to one end of one rib or batten. Pull the
material the length of the batten down to the other end to the
maximum stretch possible and tack down this end.
2.
Lightly mist the back (foam/tricot) side of the material with water.
Restretch from one end and staple. Staple along the rib without
further stretching.
3.
Starting on one end, stretch this material straight across to the
other rib or batten and staple. Use appropriate leather stretching
tools for maximum stretch. Water mist if conditions have dried the
material. As the material dries it will further contract and tighten.
Use a good quality clear spray contact adhesive for cementing to a flat
surface.
For cement bonding to wood or other porous surfaces with
water-based cements, back the NYTEK® to a Majilite sheeting.
The information contained in this guide is based on laboratory tests and
actual field experience. The suggestions are intended as an installation
guide only without guarantee.
Since applications will vary, the exact
method of installation is beyond our control. It is the buyer’s responsibility
to assess the suitability of these products for the specific application.
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AIRCRAFT INSTALLATION GUIDELINES
NOVASUEDE® and FINESSE® are made of NYTEK®, a specially
engineered nylon microfiber matrix. These luxurious materials are very
much like natural leather, not just in the way they look and feel but in the
way they react to atmospheric conditions.
NYTEK®, like leather, will expand and contract slightly with changes in
moisture content, although it will not retain much water.
It regulates
absorbed moisture in such a way that it never holds more than 8 to 10
percent of its own weight.
To avoid sagging problems, we recommend installation by direct cement
method.
NYTEK® materials should be adhered to solid continuous
surfaces
that
have
been
properly
prepared
according
to
the
manufacturer's instructions for the adhesive being used. The adhesive
should be a contact, solvent type that is recommended for the material to
which it will be applied, (i.e. aluminum, etc.).

Apply the adhesive by spray gun to both the NYTEK® and the
panel. Spray a light to moderate coat in each direction.

Allow the solvent to evaporate and recoat each piece.
Apply
enough coats to assure complete coverage of both the NYTEK®
and the panel.

Laminate the NYTEK® to the panel within the recommended open
time as specified by the adhesive manufacturer.

Roll or press the fabric by roll or other convenient means to assure
good contact between the two surfaces.

It is important that both the NYTEK® and the material to which it is
being adhered are thoroughly covered by adhesive. Missed areas
or places where there are voids or gaps in the adhered material
may swell and bubble in high humidity.
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
Do not use pressure sensitive adhesives as they tend to creep with
time and can result in thumbprinting, loss of bond, or wicking of the
adhesive up to the face of the material.

It is best to adhere the NYTEK® to the center of the piece and work
out to the edges. To get extra stretch at difficult corners, apply a
little steam to the face of the NYTEK® as it is being stretched.
For upholstered applications, we recommend that NYTEK® be
stretched as much as possible in both directions. To achieve this, the
material may be moistened by steaming or by conditioning and
upholstering in a humid environment. NYTEK® has more stretch in the
cross roll direction than in the roll direction. Pull evenly to avoid wrinkles.
To help maintain a tight appearance, it is advisable to provide some push
behind the cover from foam or appropriate battings that have been
compressed during the upholstering operation.
We do not recommend NYTEK® for stretch and clip headliners unless
backed by a Majilite approved backing.
If you have not used NYTEK® before or would like to evaluate it on your
application prior to an installation, we have sample cuts available
approximately 23" x 18" in size that we can send to you free of charge.
Please contact your Majilite representative or call Majilite at 978-4416800.
This information is based on laboratory tests and actual field experience.
The suggestions are intended as an installation guide only without
guarantee. Since applications will vary, the exact method of installation is
beyond our control. It is the buyer’s responsibility to assess the suitability
of these products for the specific application,
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FLAMMABILITY
NOVASUEDE® and NYTEK® faux leather products pass the following
flammability tests without additional flame retardant (FR) treatment:

Cal 117E-Pass: Novasuede®, Nytek® (nylon and polyester
microfiber composites)

UFAC/NFPA260- Class 1: Novasuede®, Nytek® (nylon and
polyester microfiber composites)
To meet other flammability specifications, it may be necessary to apply a
flame retardant (FR) treatment to Novasuede® or Nytek®. Majilite can be
treated to the following standards; please contact us with any questions:

ASTM E84-(glue down method) Class A: Novasuede®/sheeting,
Nytek® (nylon)/poplin

I.M.O. 652 (16), Sections 8.2 and 8.3: Novasuede®
,
Novasuede®/knit, Novasuede®/sheeting, Novasuede®/FR foam
and tricot, Nytek® (nylon and polyester microfiber composites)
Nytek®/knit,
Nytek®/sheeting,
Nytek®/FR
foam
and
,
tricot,
Indoor/Outdoor

I.M.O. 653 (IMO Fire Test Procedure Code, Annex 1, Part 2 and
Part 5): Novasuede®

I.M.O. 653 (IMO Fire Test Procedure Code, Annex 1, Part 5 and
Annex 2): Nytek® (special construction, minimums required)

B.S. 5852, Part 1, Ignition sources #0 and #1: Novasuede®,
Novasuede®/knit, Novasuede®/sheeting, Nytek®, Nytek®/knit,
Nytek®/sheeting

B.S. 5852, Part 2, Ignition source #5 (crib 5):
Novasuede®,
Novasuede®/knit, Novasuede®/sheeting, Nytek®, Nytek®/knit,
Nytek®/sheeting

EN 1021: Novasuede®, Novasuede®/knit, Novasuede®/sheeting,
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Nytek®, Nytek®/knit, Nytek®/sheeting

BS 476, Part 7, Class 1: Novasuede®/sheeting, Nytek® (special
construction)

FAR 25.853 (a) Appendix F Part I (a)(1)(ii) (12 second vertical
burn): Novasuede®, Novasuede®/knit, Nytek®, Nytek®/knit

MVSS302 Novasuede®, Nytek®
Denotes conformance to European Marine Equipment Directive
(MED), modules B and D and is also available with Lloyd’s Register
“Certificate of Fire Approval”
Unless otherwise noted, Nytek® faux leathers are nylon microfiber
composites.
Independent laboratories have tested sample lots of flame retardanttreated Novasuede® and Nytek® using the previously described methods.
The test reports are available upon request. Majilite manufactures new
orders using these methods, which undergo quality control testing.
Majilite must acknowledge a customer request in writing before performing
or certifying these tests on individual orders.
MEDCertified
0038
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TECHNICAL BULLETIN 133 AND
CALIFORNIA 133 NYTEK®
Since March 1, 1992, the state of California has required upholstered
seating furniture sold for use in certain public occupancies (as defined in
the bulletin) to meet the requirements of the State of California, Bureau of
Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulating Technical Bulletin 133, better
known as “Cal 133”.
The city of Boston, the New York/New Jersey Port Authority, and other city
and state governments adopted Cal 133 as the standard for drafting their
own legislation.
Cal 133 is a full-scale test involving a piece of furniture or a suitable mockup. A suitable mock-up consists of a seat, back cushion and arms, if
applicable, which are configured into a metal frame made of slotted "L"
angle iron and slotted flat iron as described in the Cal 133 Technical
Bulletin. The cushions will be constructed using the same methods and
materials (cover, barrier, foam, threads, etc.) to be used in the final
finished piece of furniture.
The purpose of the mock-up is to give a
predictable indication of how the furniture will perform in an actual chair
test.
No cover material can pass Cal 133 since it is a composite, not a
component test. It considers the effect of the individual components and
their influence on each other as they relate to the design of the seating
furniture being tested. The methods and materials that pass with one
design may not pass on another.
Cal 133 does not specify fire barrier materials, however most
manufacturers have reported that the best results are obtained when
adequate fire barrier materials are used.
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Fire retarding foams are not a requirement of Cal 133.
In fact, no
components are specified. The law’s goal is the construction of safer
furniture. Manufacturers have the flexibility to select their own methods
and materials as long as their chair passes the test.
NYTEK® products are used successfully throughout the industry on Cal
133 furniture when used in conjunction with a suitable fire barrier and Cal
117 rated foam and other components.
The California Department of Consumers Affairs, Bureau of Home
Furnishings and Thermal Insulation (BHFTI) has literature on barrier
fabrics and foam components, Cal 133 question and answer booklets, and
copies of the regulation.
If you need assistance contact the following
numbers or website:
The New York/New Jersey Port Authority: 212-435-7000
The City of Boston Fire Department Chemist Office: 617-343-3527
BHFTI – www.bhfti.ca.gov
For further guidance or for technical assistance, call Majilite at 978-4416800.
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CITY OF BOSTON
The City of Boston’s BFD IX Component Test has been one of the
toughest flammability tests for upholstery fabrics.
It requires a vertical
flame test with a large flame and a short after-flame time requirement.
Because of Boston’s reputation for tough fire standards, many specifiers
request that upholstery fabrics pass the Boston test even though the fabric
might not be used there.
Often a flame retardant compliance treatment would change the hand of
the fabric and, in some cases, the color and texture. Some of these
treatments were water-soluble and could be washed out, limiting their
effectiveness. Sometimes a chair built with approved components (fabric
cover, foam, etc.) did not perform well in a full-scale burn test.
The City of Boston discontinued component testing in January 1995. In its
place, Boston adopted the Cal 133 full-scale burn test. Its emphasis has
shifted to total chair performance in a fire and allows the chair
manufacturer to select component combinations to successfully meet the
test requirements.
NYTEK® products are used in the city of Boston by incorporating them
into chairs designed to pass Cal 133.
Often it is necessary to use a
barrier fabric between the NYTEK® cover and the foam or fiberfill. Please
refer to the section on Cal 133 and contact your Majilite representative if
you have any questions.
Boston regulations differ in some respects from Cal133. They do not
exempt buildings with sprinklers and then cover more occupancy use
groups than Cal 133.
For more information on the City of Boston regulations, contact the Boston
Fire Department, Chemist Office at 617-343-3527.
http://www.cityofboston.gov/fire/PGA.asp
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NOVASUEDE® CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS

NOVASUEDE®’s special technology allows for easy care and
cleaning.

Liquid spills tend to "bead up" on the surface; often all that is
needed is quick action with a dry cloth to absorb the liquid.

Remove dust deposits, prevent soil build-up, and keep the suede
surface looking crisp and new with normal, regular vacuuming with
a soft brush attachment.

Novasuede can be cleaned and groomed with a Magik brush,
Miracle brush, or similar lint removal brush.

Use Scotch tape or a soft eraser to remove light stains and smudge
marks.
Water-soluble Stains

Water-soluble stains from coffee, tea, juice, soft drinks, milk, beer,
wine, and other drinks can be removed by dabbing the affected
area with clean water, mild soapy water, or a 50/50 solution of
water and white vinegar.

Blotting is always preferable to rubbing for stain removal.

Remove excess soap or vinegar solution by dabbing with clean
water and blotting with a clean cloth.

Allow the material to dry naturally or dry quickly with a hair dryer
using the warm setting.

"Rings" noticed after drying are usually the result of some residual
soap or cleaning solution remaining on the fabric and can be
removed by cleaning again with water.
Non Water-soluble Stains

Use a petroleum solvent such as naphtha (lighter fluid) or mineral
spirits to remove non-water soluble stains such as grease, oil, and
shoe polish.
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
Dab the stained area with a clean cloth moistened with solvent and
then blot with a clean, dry cloth. Repeat if necessary.

Work from the edges of the stain toward the center to avoid
enlarging it.

Rubbing the area carefully with fine sandpaper usually can repair
surface damage and minor cigarette burns.
Cleaning Removable Covers

Machine wash separately, using the cool or warm water setting on
the delicate cycle.

Use mild detergent without pouring it directly onto the material and
no bleach. Spin and tumble dry on a low setting, or spin and hang
to dry in a shady area. Do not twist or wring.

NOVASUEDE® covers also can be professionally dry cleaned
using a clean perchloroethylene solvent and these settings: short
cycle, tumble dry warm, steam followed by brushing to restore nap.
A wet extraction process, available through most professional cleaning
services, is recommended to clean widespread dirt or for an overall
cleaning of upholstered pieces.
Although NOVASUEDE® is spill resistant, supplementary treatments such
as Scotchgard can be used for further protection. Test a sample to ensure
that the texture or color of the material will not be affected.
Restoring the Nap
After cleaning, it is important to restore the nap by lightly brushing with a
soft bristle brush after the NOVASUEDE® is completely dry. Regular
routine vacuuming, immediate attention to accidental spills, and
occasional brushing generally are all that is required to maintain the
luxurious feel and appearance of NOVASUEDE®.
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SUEDE STAIN REMOVAL INSTRUCTIONS
1. Remove as much of the stain as possible before applying cleaners.
For dry stains, try brushing with a Magik or Miracle brush. Remove
wet residue with a spoon, a butter knife or absorb with a soft cloth.
2. Select the appropriate cleaner according to the chart below.
3. Begin with the cleaner listed first, allowing the spot to dry.
4. If the stain remains, proceed to the next recommended cleaner.
STAINS
CLEANERS
Coffee, Tea, Milk
1
2
3
Juice, Soft Drinks
1
2
3
Wine, Beer
1
2
3
Mustard
2
3
Catsup, Chocolate
1
2
Cooking Oil, Mayonnaise
1
2
3
Crayon, Lipstick
4
5
2
Urine
1
2
3
Blood
1
2
Body Oils
1
2
Furniture Polish, Ink
2
5
Grease, Shoe Polish, Motor Oil
4
5
5
2
CLEANERS
1
Cold to lukewarm, never hot, water.
2
Mix one teaspoon of a mild soap (Woolite®, Joy®, Ivory Liquid®, or
Tide® powder) to a pint of cold or warm water.
3
Pure white vinegar mixed 50/50 with water. Use vinegar full strength
for stubborn stains.
4
A petroleum distillate such as mineral spirits or naphtha.
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5
A dry cleaning solvent such as perchloroethylene, or Blue Coral®
“Dri-Clean” Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner in a clear plastic bottle
with a spray trigger.
NOTE: Exercise proper care when using solvents or solvent cleaners since some are
flammable.
Read and follow the manufacturer’s directions and use with adequate
ventilation while wearing protective gloves.
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NOVASUEDE®: COMMONLY ASKED
CARE AND CLEANING QUESTIONS
How should I take care of NOVASUEDE® furniture?
Periodic cleaning of airborne dust and dirt is the key to long life for
carpets, draperies, and upholstery fabrics. Brush NOVASUEDE® with a
soft nylon lint brush, similar to a Magik or Miracle brush, avoiding metal
brushes or those with stiff bristles. Normal, regular vacuuming for a few
minutes a week also will remove dust deposits, prevent soil build-up, and
keep your NOVASUEDE® furniture looking fresh and new.
What about spills?
NOVASUEDE®’s microfiber structure causes many spills to "bead up" on
the surface. Often all that is needed is quick action with a dry cloth to
absorb the liquid.
What do I do about stains?
Don’t be alarmed about a dried spill on NOVASUEDE®. The fabric easily
"releases" most stains with normal cleaning techniques. Blot (if still sticky)
or brush out (if dry) any excess staining material. Water-soluble stains
can be removed by dabbing the affected area with mild soapy water using
Woolite, Joy, Dove or any mild dishwashing soap.
Avoid soaking the
suede to prevent soap build-up; rather dab the stain with soapy water and
blot with a clean cloth like a soft absorbent terry cloth towel. For more
stubborn stains, brush with a soft toothbrush and blot. A 50/50 mixture of
white vinegar and water is another good cleaning agent.
For non water-soluble stains such as grease, use a petroleum solvent
(mineral spirits, naphtha, or a spot remover with perchloroethylene).
Moisten a clean cloth with the solvent, dab the stained area, and blot with
a clean dry cloth.
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After cleaning, allow the suede to air dry or dry quickly on the warm setting
of a hair dryer. Brush to restore the nap.
What do I do about rings?
"Rings" remaining after cleaning or drying usually are the result of some
residual soap or cleaning solution remaining in the fabric. Even water can
leave a ring of minerals, salts, dust or other contaminants. Rings or spots
also may be areas where the suede microfibers have clumped together.
Many rings can be brushed out.
For a more stubborn ring, try cleaning the area again with clear water
using a sponge or soft clean cloth. A "feathering" technique (working from
the center out) will help prevent the ring from reappearing. Blot as much
of the water as possible with a dry towel. Quick drying with a hair dryer (or
fan) set at the warm setting can help prevent ring formation. When dry,
always brush to restore the nap.
What about stains or soiled areas too large to spot clean?
For large areas, a wet extraction process, available through most
professional cleaning services, is recommended. These large stains also
can be removed using a home wet vacuum system, such as a Bissell
carpet cleaner with small upholstery attachment. Use a mild soap and
cool to lukewarm water. Do not soak the suede. Spray and vacuum;
lightly brushing if necessary. Use water to remove soap residue. Allow
the suede to dry completely then lightly brush to restore the nap.
Removable cushion covers also may be washed on a gentle cycle in a
washing machine using cold water and Woolite followed by a cold rinse.
Air-dry the suede or lightly tumble the cover in a dryer on a cool setting.
Brush the suede lightly after drying.
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Can I treat my NOVASUEDE® furniture with Scotchgard or other
fabric protectors?
Professionals should apply Scotchgard, Fiberseal, Soilshield, and other
commercial fabric protectors on NOVASUEDE® to ensure adequate and
complete coverage. With any treatment, we recommend a preliminary test
to make sure that the hand, texture, or color of the material will not be
affected.
What are the advantages of using fabric treatment?
Good quality fabric treatments can enhance the water repellency and stain
release characteristics of NOVASUEDE®.
Many fabric protection
applicators guarantee their products and provide care and cleaning guides
for customers. Professional cleaners also can provide quick and timely
local service. Buyers also might be more comfortable knowing a fabric
treatment has been applied, especially one with a warranty.
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“COLOR TRANSFER" FROM NOVASUEDE®
Color Transfer from Buffing Dust
Occasionally upholstery shops report a transfer of colored buffing dust
from NOVASUEDE® to another fabric, usually occurring in warm weather
when the upholsterer is more likely to pick up color on his hands, arms
and shirt through sweat. However, dye bleeding might be suspected
initially.
How Buffing Dust is Created
One of the final steps in manufacturing NOVASUEDE® is buffing its
surface to achieve uniform fiber and nap length with a very fine abrasive
which generates very tiny dust particles that are difficult to distinguish as
individual particles. NOVASUEDE® dust on clothing may look like a dye
bleed.
After buffing, the dust is vacuumed out of the NOVASUEDE®, but
sporadically some dust can remain in a few yards within a bolt. Most
furniture manufacturers simply blow off the dust with a stream of dry
compressed air from an air hose at the final inspection just before
wrapping for shipment. This also cleans off sawdust, metal shavings, or
other types of airborne dust. Most of the dust on clothing can be removed
with masking tape, a lint brush or washed and rinsed with cold water.
Infrequently an end user will think the fabric’s color is bleeding. Regular
vacuuming and occasional light brushing with a soft bristle lint brush,
similar to a Magik or Miracle brush, is recommended for normal
maintenance of NOVASUEDE® regardless of buffing dust. Airborne dirt,
dust, household sprays, and air pollution can settle on the suede during
use.
NOVASUEDE® furniture also should be periodically "dusted" by
vacuuming. Dirt can act as an abrasive, shortening the life of any fabric.
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Foreign material may cause the nylon microfibers in NOVASUEDE® to
cling together, reducing the "tracking" effect of the nap. Through regular
use and vacuuming, the buffing dust should diminish to where it is no
longer a concern.
Color Transfer from Dye Bleed
A dye bleed might cause color to transfer from certain dark colors of
NOVASUEDE® (black, dark or bright reds, and purples) to lighter
NOVASUEDE® colors or to other lighter fabrics or leathers. This can
occur especially if the contrasting materials are washed together or if the
suede becomes wet. A small amount of this dye bleed usually does not
change the suede color, but it can stain other materials.
Therefore care should be taken in the selection of the combination of
NOVASUEDE® colors used in the same piece when they will be cleaned
or washed together.
For example, a black or a wine NOVASUEDE®
should not be used in appliqué with Gelato as some bleeding of the dye in
the darker suedes will occur when the piece is washed. Care should also
be taken when certain dark colors of NOVASUEDE® are used for throw
pillows on light colored sofas, especially if the pillows may become wet
during use.
Other materials such as vinyls, natural leathers, and some synthetic
leathers can extract dye from NOVASUEDE® when wet or in elevated
temperatures. Vinyls and leathers contain oils that can extract dye from
many textiles. Also, some natural and synthetic leathers have top finishes
that can become soft and tacky when very warm, causing them to stick to
other materials.
Evaluating Color Compatibility

Before fabrication, NOVASUEDE® users should test color
compatibility when using dark colors with lighter colored suede,
fabrics or leathers.
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
Wet a piece of the NOVASUEDE® thoroughly and squeeze out
excess water. Put the fabric in contact with a piece of the light
colored fabric or leather glass and insert it between two pieces of
safety glass or other clean, flat water impermeable surface.

Place a small weight on the top plate glass. After 24 hours,
separate the NOVASUEDE® from the light colored fabric and note
any color changes.

For vinyls and natural or synthetic leathers, you should check for
dye extraction by oils. Repeat the above procedure using dry
NOVASUEDE® with vinyl or leather between plate glass,
compressed with a small weight. Place overnight in an oven at
158F or 70C.
Please contact the company if you want Majilite to conduct the testing.
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NOVASUEDE® STAIN REMOVAL:
WET EXTRACTION METHOD
Large dirt or stains on NOVASUEDE® may be too labor intensive to clean
by spot cleaning. Removing ground-in or soaked-in stains by wetting and
blotting is also not practical and is time-consuming.
The wet extraction technique, used by professional cleaners, is an
alternative cleaning method. Individuals can use a Bissell carpet machine
with a small upholstery attachment or a wet/dry vacuum. The cleaning
technique involves spraying the suede with water and vacuuming the
suspended dirt. The best technique to use with extraction equipment is to
wet and vacuum in one motion rather than soak.
Remove dry dirt by brushing and vacuuming. Blot wet stains as much as
possible. Excess dried stains should be scraped off with a spoon. Some
materials may be partially removed by lightly applying and removing
scotch tape.
Prepare a soap solution as follows:

1 gallon of water

1/4 cup Woolite

2 cup Vivid detergent with non-chlorine bleach
Transfer some of the soap solution to a 1-pint bottle equipped with a
trigger or pump spray top similar to those used for many household
cleaners.
Spray the soap solution onto the stained area. Lightly wet the area, but
avoid over soaking. Brush the soap solution into the suede with a soft
brush such as a soft toothbrush. Do not scrub or rub excessively. Lightly
work the soap into the suede to soften the stain.
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Extract the soap solution with cold water.
Several rinses may be
necessary. The suede will darken when wet and may mask the stain. To
determine whether another washing is necessary, dry a small portion of
the cleaned area with a hair dryer to determine if any of the stain remains.
Once the stains have been removed, clean the entire panel or piece of
furniture to maintain a consistent appearance. Allow the piece to dry at
room temperature overnight, and then brush lightly to restore the nap.
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CLEANING PROCEDURES FOR EMBOSSED
NOVASUEDE® AND NOVASUEDE® PERF

Clean EMBOSSED NOVASUEDE® and NOVASUEDE® PERF
using the same procedures as the standard NOVASUEDE® line.
Lightly brush and vacuum these materials regularly. Brush only
with a soft bristle brush with the same stiffness as a soft toothbrush.

Spots and stains can be removed using water or Woolite and water
for water-based stains. Use mineral spirits or perchloroethylene for
oil-based stains.

Machine wash EMBOSSED NOVASUEDE® and NOVASUEDE®
PERF in Woolite using cold water, a cold rinse and tumble dry only,
then air dry. Lightly brush the nap once the suede has completely
dried.

Use extraction equipment for sofa and chairs.

Avoid scrubbing, picking, or digging the suede surface when
cleaning EMBOSSED NOVASUEDE® or NOVASUEDE® PERF.
Doing so can pull some of the microfiber into the embossed areas
or the individual perforations can reduce the overall embossed or
perforated effect of the product. Let the soap and water or cleaning
solvent loosen the stains, then remove them by blotting with a clean
absorbent cloth.

For
further
instructions,
NOVASUEDE®:
please
refer
to
the
sections
COMMONLY ASKED CARE AND CLEANING
QUESTIONS and PROCEDURE FOR REMOVAL OF STAINS
FROM NOVASUEDE®: - WET EXTRACTION METHOD.
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NOVASUEDE® CLEANING
INK

Cleaning techniques will vary because different inks are composed
of different materials.

The chances for success are greater the sooner the ink spot is
cleaned. Begin working with small areas, starting with the least
visible area to test the cleaning technique’s success.

Blue Coral Dri-Clean Upholstery Cleaner has worked well in
cleaning ink from NOVASUEDE®. It can be purchased at auto
parts stores as either a clear liquid in a trigger spray bottle or as an
aerosol, which is not as effective.

Follow the directions on the bottle and use the dab and blot
technique. Blue Coral Dri-Clean also can be used as a spot cleaner
or as a soap for wet extraction. Blue Coral is manufactured by Blue
Coral, Inc. Cleveland, Ohio 44105; 1-800-844-1080, Technical
Assistance 1-800-416-1600.
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NOVASUEDE® CLEANING
BLOOD

Take appropriate precautions to prevent the spread of disease
when handling blood or blood products.

Most fresh blood stains can be removed with cold water

For fresh blood, pat the stain with a cloth dabbed in cold water and
then blot the stain with a clean dry cloth. Repeat the process until
no more blood transfers to the cloth.

Dried blood may be more difficult to soften and remove.

Before washing, gently scrape the dried blood with a fingernail file
or similar object. Avoid bruising the suede. Use a soft toothbrush
to break up the blood, then use the cold water and cloth method
discussed above.

If water alone does not work, try a diluted solution of a mild soap
such as Woolite, Joy, Dove, or Ivory in cold water.

Do not use warm or hot water as it may set the blood into the
suede.
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NOVASUEDE® CLEANING
OIL AND GREASE
Oil and grease do not respond well to cleaning with water alone or even
water and soap. Instead, dissolve the oil or grease with a solvent and blot.
Mineral Spirits for Oil Stains
Mineral spirits is a clear water-white solvent sold in hardware and paint
stores, often as paint thinner for oil-based paints. A combustible liquid, it is
a distillate of petroleum and has a mild odor similar to kerosene. Keep it
away from ignition sources, use with adequate ventilation, and follow the
manufacturer's label instructions.
Avoid alcohols, ketones such as
acetone, and nail polish removers.
Grease: Tougher to Dissolve
Try mineral spirits first to remove grease stains, then if necessary,
perchloroethylene, which is a better grease solvent and dries fast.
However, its strong odor and fumes can be a safety problem if the area is
not well ventilated. Follow all manufacturer's label instructions and the
Material Safety Data Sheet (M.S.D.S.):

Before applying solvent to the stain, scrape off any excess grease
or oil with a knife. If the grease is heavy and stiff, gently loosen it
with a soft toothbrush.

Being more fluid, oil may be partially blotted up with a clean dry
cloth. Avoid spreading the stain.

Wet a clean white cloth with solvent and dab the grease or oil stain
with it.

Quickly blot the stain with a dry portion of the cloth.

Repeat this process several times until the stain is gone and the
cloth shows no more oil is being picked up.

Be careful not to over wet the stain with solvent, especially in the
beginning of the cleaning process, because the stain will spread out
as the solvent begins to dissolve it.
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
If a ring remains after the spot dissolves, there is probably a small
amount of stain remaining that has been pushed out to the edges of
the wetted area. Rewet the spot with solvent and blot again with a
clean cloth. Using a hair dryer on a warm setting, blow air across
the spot. As the wet area shrinks, lightly brush it with a soft cloth or
use your hand to feather out the boundary between the wet area
and the dry, dispersing the ring.

Stains such as shoe polish have oil soluble and water soluble
components. They require cleaning with a solvent followed by soap
and water.
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NOVASUEDE® CLEANING
CHALK
Some upholsters use chalk to mark their patterns, which is easier to
remove than ballpoint pens, china markers, and crayons. A soft, nondusting variety of chalk, such as Crayola Anti-dust white chalk, will mark
suede relatively easily. Occasionally, chalk may get on the face of the
suede or chalk marks will need to be removed if the pattern is marked
incorrectly.
For best results, brush the suede with a soft brush such as a soft
toothbrush.
The brush loosens the chalk and should be followed by
brushing or fluffing the suede with a soft clean cloth to disperse it. In the
upholstery shop, use clean dry compressed air from an air hose to
accomplish this. Mineral spirits also are effective but are messier and
more time consuming. Brushing suede also works.
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NOVASUEDE® CLEANING
MASKING TAPE
Using Masking Tape to Clean NOVASUEDE®

Masking tape can be used to clean NOVASUEDE® like a lint brush.
However, it should only lightly touch the suede and then be
removed.

NEVER RUB THE TAPE INTO THE SUEDE or leave FOR ANY
PERIOD OF TIME.

NEVER USE TAPE TO MARK OR LABEL NOVASUEDE® IF THE
TAPE WILL NEED TO BE REMOVED TO USE THE SUEDE.
Leaving Tape on NOVASUEDE®
There will be occasions when certain tapes will remain on NOVASUEDE®
for a period of time, e.g., when a plastic cover is inadvertently taped to the
chair’s upholstery during packaging.
Masking tapes have rubber
adhesives that with time tend to increase their peel adhesions to the
surface of the material to which they have been applied. So when the
tape is removed, some of the adhesive remains on the surface of the
material.
With NOVASUEDE®, the tape may pull out some of the
microfiber and raise the nap above the rest of the suede. The result may
be a dark area where the suede does not track with the rest of the piece.
These rubbery adhesives do not clean well with soap and water. Even
some of the more popular spray cleaners do little more than soften the
adhesive and "chase" it around.
If masking tape has been applied to suede for a period of time, the tape
will have established a good bond to the microfibers. If this is the case,
DO NOT PULL THE TAPE OFF THE SUEDE. The best way to remove
the tape safely is to soften the tape adhesive and then remove it and the
tape at the same time. A minimum of adhesive will remain on the suede.
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Mineral spirits is a clear water-white solvent sold in hardware and paint
stores, often as paint thinner for oil-based paints. A combustible liquid, it is
a distillate of petroleum and has a mild odor similar to kerosene. Keep it
away from ignition sources, use with adequate ventilation, and follow the
manufacturer's label instructions.
Avoid alcohols, ketones such as
acetone, and nail polish removers. It works well with clean white cloths to
remove masking tape. Follow these instructions:

Starting with a small piece of tape, wet a cloth with the mineral
spirits and wet the edge of the masking tape at the bond line.

The solvent will penetrate the suede, spread under the tape, and
soften the tape.

Using light tension, gently lift the tape and slowly pull it back to
where the solvent spot ends, a quarter-inch at a time. You should
feel the tape grab to the dry suede. DO NOT PULL ON THE
SUEDE!!!

Repeat the procedure until the tape has been completely removed.

It is important to work with a small area at a time and to be patient.

Over-wetting the tape with mineral spirits or leaving it too long on
the suede after wetting will soften the adhesive too much. When the
tape is removed, the adhesive will remain on the suede.

Too little mineral spirits on the tape or too little wetting time will not
allow the adhesive to soften adequately. When the tape is
removed, some suede fibers also will be removed.

If any adhesive remains after the tape is removed, wet it with
mineral spirits, roll it into a ball and pick it off the suede surface.
Avoid pushing it down into the suede.

If the suede is dark or tacky, some adhesive may have been
pushed into the microfiber. Wet the spot with mineral spirits and
blot with a clean cloth. Brush the suede with a soft toothbrush.
After drying, lightly brush the suede.
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NOVASUEDE® CLEANING
GLUES
Some upholsterers use fabric spray adhesives that may be sprayed onto
foam, frame parts, or cardboard.
Occasionally, a part covered with glue
may bump up against a piece of furniture covered in NOVASUEDE® and
some of the glue transfers to the suede surface.
Several solvents including perchloroethylene and mineral spirits can
loosen adhesives without damaging the suede but require adequate
ventilation. Perchloroethylene is fast drying but has a strong odor and can
be a safety problem. If the solvent is flammable or combustible, keep it
away from ignition sources. Follow the manufacturer's label instructions
and all precautions. Consult the Material Safety Data Sheet (M.S.D.S.).

Dab a clean white cloth in mineral spirits, getting it damp but not
dripping wet.

Dab the edge of the adhesive mark, wetting the adhesive and a
small area around it.

Lightly rub or brush the adhesive to get it to form a ball and roll off
the suede.

Avoid pushing the softened adhesive into the suede.
After the
adhesive is gone, brush the suede, still moistened with mineral
spirits, with a soft brush to break up any residual adhesive and blot
with a clean dry cloth.

Mineral spirits dry slowly so it may be necessary to speed up the
process by blowing warm dry air over the spot. If the spot appears
dark when dry, there may be a little adhesive left in the suede.
Rewet with mineral spirits, brush, and blot.

Sometimes the mineral spirits may leave a ring. If this happens,
lightly brush the ring with a cloth dampened with mineral spirits,
then brush the suede lightly as you dry it with a hair dryer.
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CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS
FAUX LEATHER MATERIALS
NYTEK®, a specially engineered nylon fiber matrix, is designed with a
built-in stain resistant finish that will not wash or wear off and does not
require a topically applied spray. The following simple cleaning methods
will ensure the long-lasting beauty and elegance of these NYTEK®
products.
Ordinary Cleaning
Ordinary dirt, smudges and water-soluble stains such as coffee, tea, juice,
soft drinks, milk, beer, and wine can be removed with mild soap and
water. Use a clean cloth or soft sponge to dab the stain with soapy water.
Remove the soap solution by wiping the area with a cloth and clean water.
Dry with a soft lint-free cloth or towel.
Stubborn Stains
Very stubborn stains or non-water soluble stains can be removed with a
mild solvent such as naphtha (lighter fluid, paint thinner). Lightly wipe the
stain with a clean cloth moistened with solvent. Blot the area with a dry
cloth and dry.
Ink and Magic Marker Stains
Many ink and magic marker stains can be removed using a solution of one
part Wisk detergent and one part rubbing alcohol. Dab lightly with a moist
cloth, but do not rub. As the ink loosens, blot the area with a dry cloth.
Repeat if necessary. Rinse with a cloth dampened in clean water, and dry
with a soft cloth.
Commercial Installations
For general cleaning of commercial installations, use mild soap and water.
Avoid using cleaners containing abrasives or bleach. Disinfectants can be
used provided they are evaluated beforehand.
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Technical bulletins
outlining specific cleaning and disinfecting procedures for NYTEK®
products used in health care applications are available.
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NON-SUEDE CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS
To Remove Stains:
1. Select the appropriate cleaner according to the chart below.
2. Begin with the cleaner listed first and allow spot to dry.
3. If stain remains, proceed to the next recommended cleaner.
STAINS
CLEANERS
Coffee, Tea, Milk
1
Juice, Soft Drinks
1
Wine, Beer
1
Mustard, Catsup, Chocolate
1
Cooking Oil, Mayonnaise
1
2
Crayon, Lipstick
1
2
Urine, Blood
1
Body Oils
1
Ink
3
Grease, Shoe Polish, Motor Oil
2
1
Furniture Polish
2
1
CLEANERS
1
Mild soap (such as Joy, Dove, Ivory or other hand-dishwashing
liquids) and water. Use a clean cloth or soft sponge to dab the stain
with soapy water. Remove the soap solution by wiping the area with
a cloth and clean water. Dry with a soft lint-free cloth or towel.
2
Mild petroleum solvent such as naphtha (lighter fluid) or mineral
spirits (paint thinner). Lightly wipe the stain with a clean cloth that
has been moistened with solvent. Blot the area and allow to dry.
3
One part Wisk detergent and one part rubbing alcohol. Dab lightly
with a cloth that has been moistened with the solution. Do not rub.
As the ink loosens, blot the area with a dry cloth.
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Repeat if
necessary. Rinse with a cloth dampened in clean water and dry with
a soft cloth. Ballpoint pen ink can be removed with Maji-Clean Ink
Sticks that are available through Majilite.
NOTE: Exercise proper care when using solvents or solvent cleaners.
Some solvents are flammable. Read and follow manufacturer’s directions
on labels. Use with adequate ventilation and wear protective gloves.
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CARE AND CLEANING GUIDE FOR NYTEK® PRODUCTS
USED IN HEALTH CARE APPLICATIONS
NYTEK® faux leathers are used in dental chairs, examination tables,
hospital furniture, and other health care products that should be cleaned
and
disinfected
frequently.
Majilite
has
evaluated
several
cleaners/disinfectants and recommends the following:
Cleaning: Wipe the NYTEK® with a mild soap and water solution using a
soft clean cloth or sponge. Avoid cleaners containing abrasives. Rinse
with clean water, dry with a soft cloth or towel.
Disinfecting with bleach: Clean the faux leather of gross filth (loose dirt
and debris). Prepare a bleach solution at the desired concentration up to
10% (5000ppm available chlorine).
Use an EPA registered product
whenever possible and follow the manufacturer’s label instructions. Spray
to wet the surface with the bleach solution. Allow it to remain for no longer
than 10 minutes. Thoroughly rinse with clean water. Allow to dry before
use.
Disinfecting: The following products are acceptable based on testing:
Dilute as directed and apply according to the manufacturers label
instructions.
PRODUCT
TYPE
MANUFACTURER
Birex se
Phenol
Biotrol International
MaxiSpray
Phenol/Glutaraldehyde
Henry Schein
Omni II
Phenol
Certol International, Inc.
Phenol
CalTech Industries, Inc.
ProSpray & ProSpray Wipes
Phenol
Certol International
Sporicidin
Antimicrobial
Phenol
Contec, Inc.
Antimicrobial
Phenol
Contec, Inc.
Precise
Hospital
Foam
cleaner
Solution
Sporicidin
Towlettes
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Procide Spray
Phenol
Certol International, Inc.
Cetylcide II
Quaternary compounds
Cetylite Ind. Inc.
Madacide IFD
Quaternary compounds
Mada Medical Products, Inc.
Cavicide
Quaternary compounds
Metrex Research Corp.
17% isopropanol
Maxi Spray Plus
Quaternary compounds
Metrex Research Corp.
17% isopropanol
Sani-Cloth Plus
Quaternary compounds
PDI
10-12% isopropanol
Sani-cloth HB
Quaternary compounds
PDI
Majilite does not include Iodophors, such as Biocide, Wescodyne,
ProMedyne and Iodofive, on the acceptable list at this time due to
concerns about possible staining of the NYTEK® surface.
The company does not recommend use the following products on
NYTEK®:

Alcohols such as isopropyl alcohol and ethanol

Products with levels of alcohols above 20% such as: Coe Spray II
“The Pump,” DisCide Ultra Disinfectant Spray, Citrex Hospital
Spray Disinfectant, Super Sani-Cloth, DisCide Ultra Towelettes,
Lysol, Lysol II, Lysol Professional
Majilite does not endorse any particular product’s specific ability to clean
and/or disinfect; we only verify that the approved products have been
shown not to harm the NYTEK® finish. Our evaluations were based upon
the disinfectants as currently formulated and may not reflect possible
future reformulations or modifications by the manufacturers.
Majilite continues to examine the effects of various commercial
disinfectants on NYTEK®. Our laboratories are available to test specific
products upon a customer’s request.
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The NYTEK® faux leather collection includes:
Action, Attaché, Baby
Ostrich, Brushed Finesse, Burnished Metal, Cane, Courier, Deco, Destiny,
Finesse, Glazed Finesse, Grandeur, Metals & Pearls Finesse, Moccasin,
Nuance, Panache, Pearl Raindrop, Prestige, Satchel, Starlite, Vista etc.
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NYTEK® CLEANING
REMOVAL OF BALL POINT PEN INK FROM NYTEK® FAUX LEATHER
Cleaning ink stains varies because different inks are composed of different
materials. However, clean any ink spot as soon a possible to increase the
chances of removal. Begin working with small areas, starting with the
least visible area to test the cleaning technique’s success.
Majilite’s Ink Removal Stick is designed for removal of ink, lipstick, and
other stains. It can be used on any of our faux leather products. It is not
recommended for NOVASUEDE®. Use the stick as directed on the label.
Rub some onto the stain, wait thirty seconds and remove the stain with a
clean cloth.
Repeat if necessary.
For stubborn stains, allow the Ink
Removal Stick gel to remain on the material overnight.
Ink Removal
Sticks can be ordered from Majilite Customer Service for a nominal fee at
978-441-6800.
In place of the stick, use the following procedure with common ingredients:
1.
In a small cup, mix one-part full-strength Wisk detergent with one
part rubbing alcohol, which is commonly composed of 70%
isopropyl alcohol and 30% water.
2.
Wet a small portion of a soft white cloth and apply the cleaning
solution to the ink stain and blot up the stain. Do not rub. Blot the
cleaning solution with a dry cloth and repeat step 2 several times
to extract as much of the stain as possible. This will keep the ink
from spreading unnecessarily.
3.
Dab a soft or medium bristle toothbrush into the cleaning solution
and gently brush the stain in a swirling motion. As the ink loosens,
blot the cleaning solution with a dry cloth and repeat step 3 until
the stain is gone (usually about 3 or 4 times).
Use the least
amount of solution possible and clean and dry in several steps
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rather than saturate the NYTEK® material and attempt to extract
the stain all at once.
4.
Extract the cleaning solution from the NYTEK® with a damp cloth.
Several rinses will be necessary to extract all the soap. Wisk has
a characteristic blue color and may impart a blush tinge to lighter
colors but this will disappear as the Wisk is extracted with a damp
cloth.
5.
Allow the fabric to air dry or dry with a hair dryer on a warm setting.
6.
Check for residual soap evidenced by a bluish color or a soapy
feel. If necessary, repeat steps 4 and 5.
For general cleaning, use water and a mild soap such as Woolite following
the manufacturers directions.
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NYTEK® CLEANING
BLOOD

Take appropriate precautions to prevent the spread of disease
when handling blood or blood products.

Most fresh blood stains can be removed by wiping with a damp
cloth or sponge with cold water

For fresh blood, pat the stain with a cloth dabbed in cold water and
then blot the stain with a clean dry cloth. Repeat the process until
no more blood transfers to the cloth.

Dried blood may be more difficult to soften and remove.

Before washing, gently scrape the dried blood with a fingernail file
or similar object. Avoid bruising the suede. Use a soft toothbrush
to break up the blood, then use the cold water and cloth method
discussed above.

If the water alone does not work, try a diluted solution of a mild
soap, such as Woolite, Joy, Dove, or Ivory, in cold water.

The rest of the blood should flake off fairly easily once some is
removed. Follow the washing with an appropriate disinfectant.

Do not use warm or hot water as it may set the blood stain into the
suede.
Please see our discussion of disinfectants in the section on CARE AND
CLEANING GUIDE FOR FINESSE® IN HEALTH CARE APPLICATIONS.
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NYTEK® CLEANING
PAINT
Wet Paint: Water Based:
Blot up as much of the wet paint as possible; avoid spreading it. Wash the
material with warm soapy water, then follow with warm water to remove
the soap residue. Use a soft toothbrush to extricate paint worked into the
valleys of the leather grain. Do not scrub the material; rather use a soft
swirling motion to loosen the paint.
Wet Paint: Oil Based:
Blot up as much of the wet paint as possible; avoid spreading it. Wet a
soft cloth or sponge with mineral spirits and wipe up the paint residue.
Mineral spirits is a clear water-white solvent sold in hardware and paint
stores, often as paint thinner for oil-based paints. A combustible liquid, it is
a distillate of petroleum and has a mild odor similar to kerosene. Keep it
away from ignition sources, use with adequate ventilation, and follow the
manufacturer's label instructions.
Avoid alcohols, ketones such as
acetone, and nail polish removers.
Several cleanings may be necessary to remove the last of the paint and to
avoid a hazy or chalky appearance on the NYTEK® surface once the
solvent has evaporated. In the final cleanings, be sure to use a new,
clean cloth to avoid transferring paint back to the NYTEK® surface.
Dried Paint: Water Based or Oil Based:
If the paint has dried, work on small areas. Wet the paint with mineral
spirits. The mineral spirits will help to loosen the dried paint from the
NYTEK® surface. The dried paint must be gently scraped off using a
fingernail or a fingernail file to get under the edge of the paint.
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NYTEK® CLEANING
MASKING TAPE
One of the side effects of masking tape being left on NYTEK ® for a
period of time, e.g., when a plastic cover is inadvertently taped to a chair’s
upholstery during packaging, is that some of the adhesive remains on the
surface of the material after removal. These rubbery adhesives do not
clean well with soap and water or spray cleaners.
Cleaning the Tape Adhesive

Remove as much adhesive as possible by applying fresh masking
tape to the affected area, rubbing it lightly, and then pulling it off
rapidly.

The new tape will not form a strong bond to the NYTEK® surface,
but will stick to the adhesive residue on it and will pull some of it off.

Working with a small area at a time, wet the edge of the adhesive
with a clean white cloth with mineral spirits.*

Gently roll the adhesive into a ball and pull it off the NYTEK®
surface.

After the adhesive has been removed, clean the affected area with
mineral spirits and a new clean white cloth. Wipe off any excess
and allow the piece to air dry.
Some adhesive remains if the
affected area still feels sticky or has a hazy appearance. Repeat
the process until the NYTEK® is restored to its original color and
gloss.
* Mineral spirits is a clear water-white solvent sold in hardware and paint
stores, often as paint thinner for oil-based paints. A combustible liquid, it is
a distillate of petroleum and has a mild odor similar to kerosene. Keep it
away from ignition sources, use with adequate ventilation and follow the
manufacturer's instructions. Avoid alcohols, ketones such as acetone,
and nail polish removers.
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NYTEK® CLEANING
WHITE-OUT, LIQUID PAPER OR SIMILAR CORRECTION FLUIDS
Wet White-Out
Correction fluids will dry in one to two minutes, so quick action is
necessary. If the White-Out is still wet, blot it with a cloth, sponge or paper
towel. Avoid spreading.
Dried White-Out
Rub masking tape on the dried spot, pulling it off quickly. Push the tape
down into the grain with the wooden handle of a kitchen utensil . Repeat
three or four times until White-Out no longer transfers to the tape.
To clean a large spill or several spots:

Work with a small area or one spot at a time.

Dip a soft toothbrush into mineral spirits,* shake off the excess,
and brush the remainder of the stain in a circular motion. The
White-Out will fade as it begins to dissolve.

Blot it up quickly with a clean, dry soft cloth to avoid spreading.
Several cleanings may be necessary to remove all of the White-Out
and to avoid a hazy or chalky appearance on the NYTEK® surface
once the solvent has evaporated.

In the final cleaning, use a new, clean cloth to avoid re-transferring
the White-Out. If necessary, lightly scrape the last of the White-Out
from the valleys of the leather grain with fingernails.

Allow to air dry. If odor is a problem, wash out the mineral spirits
with soapy water or a dilute solution of Woolite or a mild
dishwashing liquid.
*Mineral spirits is a clear water-white solvent sold in hardware and paint
stores, often as paint thinner for oil-based paints. A combustible liquid, it is
a distillate of petroleum and has a mild odor similar to kerosene. Keep it
away from ignition sources, use with adequate ventilation, and follow the
manufacturer's instructions. Avoid alcohols, ketones such as acetone,
and nail polish removers.
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NYTEK® CLEANING
GLUES
The chemical composition of glues varies widely and it may not be
possible to remove every glue from NYTEK® products. For water-based
or rubber-based (in petroleum solvent) glues, the following procedure may
be helpful:

Working with a small area, wet a clean white cloth with mineral
spirits.*

Wet the edge of the adhesive with the mineral spirits, and gently
roll it into a ball, pulling it off the NYTEK® surface.

After the adhesive has been removed, clean the affected area with
mineral spirits on a new clean white cloth.

Wipe off any excess solvent and allow the piece to air dry. If the
affected area still feels sticky or has a hazy appearance, then some
adhesive remains.

Repeat the process until the NYTEK® is restored to its original
color and gloss.
*Mineral spirits is a clear water-white solvent sold in hardware and paint
stores, often as paint thinner for oil-based paints. A combustible liquid, it is
a distillate of petroleum and has a mild odor similar to kerosene. Keep it
away from ignition sources, use with adequate ventilation, and follow the
manufacturer's instructions.
Avoid alcohols, ketones such as acetone,
and nail polish removers.
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TOPICAL FINISHES: SCOTCHGARD AND TEFLON:
Majilite does not recommend using stain treatment products like
Scotchgard or Teflon on any of the finished leather grains of the NYTEK®
line. Refer to the CARE AND CLEANING section on NOVASUEDE® for a
discussion of these finishes.
These finishes change the fabric fibers’ surface tension by coating them
with a Teflon fluorocarbon resin or silicone that prevents dirt and liquid
spills from penetrating. The resin is applied via a spray, pad, or other
similar process. When the volatiles evaporate, the respective resins are
left behind, coated onto the fabric fibers.
NYTEK® products already have an inherently stain resistant finish. Liquids
bead up on them and are easily wiped up. Coating this finish with these
topical finishes will not cause water to bead up more. Also the Teflon
resin will not penetrate through the leather finish to coat the nylon
microfibers.
NYTEK® Does Not Need Vinyl Dressings and Leather Conditioners
Since NYTEK® does not contain oils or plasticizers like leather or vinyl, it
does not "dry out" or become stiff with time. It is not necessary to apply
anything to its surface to "restore it.” Periodic cleaning with soap and
water and sensible care and use are all that are needed.
Proper Cleaning Methods for NYTEK’s® Gloss and Simulated
Leather Surface
One of NYTEK’s® most appealing features is how it mimics leather’s gloss
and surface feel. Plus it’s easy to clean with water and a soft cloth or
sponge. If necessary, use a dilute solution of a mild neutral soap such as
Woolite, or a hand dishwashing liquid like Joy, Ivory Liquid, or Dove. Then
rinse the cloth in warm water, wipe the material and let it air dry. Once
dry, the original look and feel of the material should be restored.
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NYTEK® does not need special products like Armor All to restore its
surface since it does not contain oils or plasticizers that make it "dry out"
or become stiff with time. While our laboratory studies have not shown
them to be damaging to NYTEK®, they alter the gloss and surface feel of
the material, diminish its similarity to leather, and make it feel more like
plastic or vinyl.
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REPAIRING CUTS
Although resistant to most punctures and tears, there may be rare
occasions when NYTEK® grains are cut or bruised through abuse or an
accident. Because of the high tear strength of NYTEK® products, the cuts
don’t tend to spread but can be difficult to repair. Tape inserted behind
the cover to hold the thin material in place and close the cut will show as
an outline or ridge, known as " x-raying.”
Leather repair experts can remedy the problem if the cut or bruise has not
penetrated the nylon microfiber. They can be found on the Internet and or
through a referral from a leather upholsterer. They will apply waxes and
other coatings to match the color, grain, and gloss of damaged NYTEK®
products.
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IS BACKING NECESSARY?
NYTEK® products have good tensile and tear strength without backing.
However for some of NYTEK®’s applications, backing such as foam tricot
may facilitate easier installation and provide softness, acoustical
properties, and additional thickness. Polycotton sheeting backing may be
used to reduce stretch. Foam tricot or knit provides dimensional stability in
high humidity. All backings are made to order and add a week or two to
the delivery.
STANDARD BACKINGS
Poly/cotton Sheeting
NOVASUEDE® and all faux leather NYTEK® products being used for
wallcovering applications where standard or heavy duty water based wall
cements are applied can be backed with a polyester/cotton plain weave
sheeting. This takes out the stretch and provides dimensional stability.
Without the backing, the NYTEK® could be stretched during hanging and
then shrink after the adhesive dries, resulting in seam separation. The
cement used to adhere the sheeting to the NYTEK® also reduces the
tendency of the nylon microfiber matrix to absorb the wall cement. Refer
to the discussion in the WALLCOVERING section of this guide.
Poly/cotton sheeting backed NYTEK® also can be used in direct contact
cement applications when there are no rounded or complex shapes
involved and where maximum stretch is necessary.
The polycotton
sheeting firms the hand of the NYTEK®, so it is generally not
recommended for upholstery applications.
1/8 Inch Foam and Tricot
The standard backing for a marine headliner is 1/8 inch polyurethane foam
with a nylon tricot knit. The foam has acoustical properties and a soft
cushiony feel. The tricot knit supports the foam and provides a smooth,
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slippery surface to slide across a plywood panel when covering, and
prevents the foam from grabbing the wood and bunching when stretching
the material. Together the foam and tricot help stabilize the NYTEK® in
high humidity. If a customer wants foam padding under NYTEK® for a
headliner application, the installer should not glue NYTEK® to their own
foam. Spots can form if there is low bond of the cement causing bubbles
in high humidity conditions. If too much cement is applied, it could
saturate the foam resulting in thumbprinting.
Majilite uses a special
process to ensure a strong bond between the foam and the entire roll of
NYTEK®.
NYTEK® products with foam tricot can be used in stretch and staple
applications and must be stretched properly. Please see the suggestions
in the MARINE APPLICATIONS section of this User’s Guide.
These
backings also can be used in direct cement applications with contact
cements. Please refer to the suggestions in the DIRECT CEMENT
APPLICATION section of this User’s Guide.
1/16 Inch Foam and Tricot
Constructed the same as the 1/8 inch foam but thinner, this backing can
be used similarly. A thinner package may be necessary due to space
constraints, such as tightly fitting panels. A thinner foam will have less
tendency to form folds or creases on tight concave curves.
1/4 Inch Foam and Tricot
This version is available for special applications where a thicker material is
desired. It also is constructed the same way as the 1/8 inch package.
Cotton Knit
A cotton knit backing is available for special upholstery and other
applications. It provides dimensional stability while still allowing plenty of
stretch.
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NOVASUEDE® and NYTEK® products are used primarily in upholstery
applications that generally do not need backing.
Consult a Majilite
representative to determine whether a knit backing is advisable for a
particular project.
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