July 15, 2011

GREEN BAY, WIS.Pallas® Textiles introduces its Science Matters collection. The Science Matters collection by Pallas Textiles communicates an elegant refinement, while its high performance attributes have been tested to withstand rigorous use, proven to perform even in the most demanding environments, from corporate to institutional, hospitality to healthcare.

“Science is intricate and awe inspiring,” said David White, vice president and general manager, Pallas Textiles. “While seemingly simple at first glance, the biological structures of science reveal a beautiful complexity up close. The Science Matters collection was inspired by the juxtaposition between the geometry and linearity of those structures with contrasting organic variations.”

Patterns include:

Cell Theory. Cells represent life. This regimented pattern of repeating circles magnifies the growing and shifting forms that differ from cell to cell. Large in scale, Cell Theory looks as if it is being viewed under a high-powered microscope. Cell Theory combines clean graphic color combinations with a smooth, satin finish. Cell Theory is available in 11 colors: Natural, Ecru, Mango, Poppy, Lavender, Berry, Citrine, Forest, Navy, Pumice and Espresso.
H2O. Inspired by the chemical structure of water, this repeating pattern layers hexagonal shapes to create a pattern on top of a pattern. Multiple hash lines appear to oscillate at certain points, drawing your focus to points that seem to float above the three dimensional surface. H2O is available in 13 colors: Natural, Ecru, Pumice, Mango, Poppy, Garnet, Plum, Citrine, Forest, Turquoise, Navy, Espresso and Carbon.
Gene Pool. Every person shares a singular trait – the human genome map. This pattern represents the 25,000 genes that make up the human genome. The banding shifts and changes to create an undulating stripe. Colors are mixed in bright combinations as well as complex neutrals. Gene Pool is available in nine colors: Natural, Mango, Garnet, Lavender, Citrine, Aqua, Navy, Cocoa and Midnight.
Flexing Muscles. Under a microscope, human muscles display a linear striation unique to anything else in human anatomy. Varying line weights create the illusion of multiple colors with a thread-like pattern. Printing on smooth, eco-friendly polyurethane portrays a strong linear pattern. Flexing Muscles is comprised of materials that allow it to be subject to a 5:1 water: bleach mix for aggressive stain removal, as well as infection control. The pattern incorporates the use of a silver ion antimicrobial and is available in 12 colors: Natural, Pumice, Scallion, Mango, Poppy, Plum, Citrine, Forest, Turquoise, Navy, Espresso and Midnight.
Heartbeat. The circulatory system supports the entire body as it loops its way around. Translating this texture and applying a unifying hue creates a delicate solid with varying surface depths. This soft, tactile, dimensional textile can be used for seating as well as drapery. Heartbeat is available in 16 colors: Ecru, Pumice, Taupe, Butter, Mango, Poppy, Garnet, Plum, Grass, Forest, Aqua, Ocean, Navy, Carbon, Espresso and Midnight.

Science Matters’ five patterns offer the ability to uniquely combine sophisticated color, texture, and pattern with the peace of mind of high performance fibers and finishes, ensuring long term satisfaction.

Gene Pool, Heartbeat, and Cell Theory are treated with Nano-Tex, an enhancement process that resists spills. H2O offers Greenshield, an environmentally safe high-performance nanotechnology that builds permanent spill and stain resistance into the fiber structure of the fabric, while preserving the hand of the fabric. Flexing Muscles offers silver ion antimicrobial protection, which inhibits the growth of stain – and odor – causing bacteria such as E. coli and Staph as well as other microbes. To resist abrasions, all patterns exceed 100,000 double rubs.

Weaving sustainability into the anatomy of the Science Matters collection, Cell Theory incorporates 22 percent post consumer recycled polyester; Gene Pool includes 10 percent post consumer recycled polyester; and Flexing Muscles features 100 percent biodegradable polyurethane.

About Pallas Textiles
For more than 20 years, Pallas Textiles has collaborated with some of the best-known textile designers to create an impressive portfolio of award-winning collections. Named for Pallas Athena, Greek Goddess of Weaving, Pallas Textiles offers sophisticated, elegant products that are smart, balancing high performance characteristics and environmental responsibilities. Collections include textiles for contract upholstery and panel systems, wall-coverings, textiles for healthcare environments and casements. Pallas Collections are designed to harmonize with the total interior environment and its furnishings. For more information, visit


Aiden McGuire
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