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Pallas Textiles General Information

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A double-rub is a testing method that uses a special machine that passes a testing pad back and forth over the fabric until it is worn out. Each back and forth pass is known as a double-rub.
 


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Pallas warrants that all shipments are in accordance with the textile standards established by the Association for Contract Textiles (A.C.T.).

We guarantee satisfactory commercial performance of upholstery fabrics that have been properly installed, maintained and subjected to normal use in a single shift environment for three years from date of purchase.

In the unlikely event our product does not perform to commercial standards, when specified for the purpose intended, properly installed and maintained under normal conditions using appropriate cleaning agents and methods, Pallas will replace said fabric free of charge. We will not be responsible for any labor cost.

Any post treatment of fabrics managed by the customer (after shipment by Pallas) will void this warranty. This warranty applies only to the original purchaser of the fabric.

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Maintenance and Cleaning Information
Maintenance & Cleaning of Upholstery Fabrics
Proper maintenance of upholstery fabrics permits less frequent cleaning. Maintenance is routine, ongoing care that reduces the build-up of soil on the fabric’s surface and treats spots and stains. Vacuuming with a proper upholstery attachment should be done regularly and thoroughly to remove air-borne dust and lint. Promptly treat spots and stains. Cleaning periodically removes accumulated grime, helping retain a fabric’s original appearance as much as possible. Loose cushions should be turned and rotated to equalize wear and soiling levels. Protective arm covers and head rests should be cleaned to minimize difference between the appearance of these items and that of other exposed areas.

Cleaning codes apply to the outercovering fabric only and it is most important that the fabric not be over wet to avoid contact with filling materials. 

WClean only with water-based shampoo or foam upholstery cleaner. Do not over wet. Do not use dry cleaning solvents to spot clean. Pile fabrics may require brushing to restore appearance. Cushion covers should not be removed and laundered.

SClean only with dry cleaning solvent. Do not saturate. Do not use water. Pile fabrics may require brushing to restore appearance. Cushion covers should not be removed and dry cleaned.

WS Clean with mild determent or shampoo, foam or dry cleaning solvent as desired. Do not saturate with liquid. Pile fabrics may require brushing to restore appearance. Cushion covers should not be removed and dry cleaned or laundered.

XDo not clean with either water or solvent based cleaner. Use vacuuming or light brushing only.


Water based cleaning agents* are often classified as upholstery shampoo. They are usually commercially available as foams, concentrates, and dry components.

Cleaning can be either wet or dry, though some suggest a third category, damp.

Wet cleaning equipment using water is classified into two broad types:
Rotary or hand applied shampoo
Water extraction (sometimes inaccurately referred to as a steam cleaning)

Two of the damp processes with water are:
Dry foam
Rotary mop (bonnet)

Dry systems use a granule or powder that incorporates a cleaning solvent, or a non-water chemical solvent which allows soil to be removed by subsequent vacuuming.

Pre-test your cleaning method on an inconspicuous area of the fabric to determine if color bleeds, shrinks the fabric texture or character altered. If there is any doubt, seek the assistance of a professional cleaning service.

* Examples include Glamorene, Glory, Blue Lustre and Woolite.

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Here is a list of cleaning codes for Pallas Upholsteries. Please see the information  provided above in "Upholstery Maintenance and Cleaning Guide" for more information.

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Upholstery Cleaning CodeUpholsteryCleaning Code
Abstract ChevronWSLineWS
AdeleWSMajolicaW
AlgorithmWSMarblesWS
AmariWMarrakesh ExpressS
AphroditeWSMeadowrueW
ArtemisWSMelody MakerWS
AshaWMilanoWS
AthalieWSModern BlazeS
AuroraWMosaicS
BasaltesWSNappaWS
BevelSOff TrackW
BonnarooWOn The FringeW
BoulevardWSPainted StripeWS
BounceWSPatagoniaS
Busy BeeWSPatinaW
CarminWSPerfect PitchWS
CarnivaleWPetalsS
Cell TheorySPing PongWS
ChakraWPointWS
ChitraSPolka DottyWS
ChromaWPopcornWS
CompositionSPromenadeW
Criss CrossingWRacyW
CurveSRakuW
CybeleWSRavennaWS
DappleWSReel To ReelWS
Deeply RootedWSReverbWS
DeflectWSRooftopsWS
DelphiniumWRoundWS
DemeterWSRunning StitchW
Donegal PlainSSandstoneWS
Dot Dot DotWSSeeking TruthWS
Field PlayWSheepishS
FlameSSkipWS
Flexing MusclesWSolid FootingWS
FormulaWSpin ArtS
Fortune TellerSSpontaneousWS
FractureWSpot OnWS
French CrepeWSSpunWS
Friendship BraceletWSStamped OutWS
GatherWSStereo StripeWS
Gene PoolSStippleWS
GraphWSSuji StripeWS
GrasmereWSurfaceWS
GridWSSwingS
Grill ClothWSTatamiS
Ground BreakingWTempoWS
H2OSTerraWS
HalftoneSThe BurbsS
Hand-wovenWSTop ColorWS
HeritageWTransomW
Highway PatrolSTrellisS
HitchWSTulipsW
Holy CowWTurtle NeckWS
Holy Cow TooWTwineWS
HyperionWSUnraveledW
Infinite HelixWUnspunW
InlaySUrbanizedWS
InterlaceWSVespaS
JacksSWest BengalS
JuggernautWSWhimWS
KaraokeSWonder WheelS
Kwaart Work HorseWS
Laced Up S  
Larkspur   
Latifolia   
Le FleurW  


 

Bamboo Hitex® is a natural product that offers all the advantages of a natural product including minimal variation from dyelot to dyelot. During usage, the refined bamboo fiber, with its naturally lively surface, develops its own unique patina. Over the years, it will tell its own story about your life with the furniture.

All the same, adherence to a few simple rules will help your furniture upholstered with Bamboo Hitex® keep its beautiful form for a long time. Wear marks on the fabric, caused through the application of heat, moisture and pressure, can be diminished through a simple procedure using a moist cloth and a soft brush. Apply a damp cloth to the affected area, allow the moisture to penetrate the fabric and then briefly and gently brush the fabric.

The cleaning procedure for everyday care is just as easy. Using your upholstery tool and the lowest setting on your vacuum cleaner, vacuum the fabric. In addition to this, wipe the fabric with a damp, lint free cloth every once in a while. It is that easy.

No one likes a big red wine stain – this is also true for Bamboo Hitex®. The hollow fibers of bamboo that relate so beautifully to the air and the climate are equally open when it comes to absorbing spilled drinks. We recommend using caution when serving refreshments near this fabric. Throwing your slipcovers in the washing machine is also NOT recommended. Natural fibers have a tendency to shrink during the wash.

A spill should be removed as quickly as possible using a clean, dry and absorbent cloth. If a larger area is affected, wipe from out to in, and do not rub the spill into the fabric, rather draw the moisture out.

Only in the case that the stain does not come out should you then attempt to remove it using lukewarm water and a fine washable detergent. Using a soft sponge, lightly rub the foam into the fabric, then use an absorbent cloth to dab the moisture out. This process may need to be repeated. Then, allow the furniture piece to dry completely. To combat stains that have already dried into the fabric, we recommend employing the usual upholstery cleaning methods. One should spray the cleaning product, let it absorb into the stain, and then brush or vacuum the soiled area. To clean larger areas of upholstered furniture, we recommend a neutral,
fine washables detergent – no chlorine or acetone-based, acidic detergents.

In the case of greasy or oily stains such as shoe polish or lipstick, we recommend gentle dry cleaning.
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Regular Cleaning and Maintenance (Dirt, Dust, Grime): Clean the soiled area with mild soap and water, then immediately rinse with fresh water and wipe dry with a clean cloth.

Food Stains/Oils (Ketchup, Chocolate, Coffee, Tea, Juice): Wipe affected area with a soft cloth or soft bristle brush using a non-abrasive cleaner such as Formula 409® or Fantastik®. Then, immediately rinse with fresh water and wipe dry with a clean cloth. (Exception: Not for use on Heritage).

Healthcare Disinfecting: Clean the area with the CDC-approved 10:1 water and household bleach mixture. Then, immediately rinse the disinfected area with fresh water and wipe dry with a clean cloth.

Healthcare Stains (Blood, Urine, Betadine, Disinfectant): Clean the soiled area with a 20% (5:1) solution of water and household bleach. Then, immediately rinse the cleaned area with fresh water and wipe dry with a clean cloth.

Healthcare Wipes: Juggernaut, Nappa and Stipple are all approved for all healthcare wipes. Water rinse is still mandated for the patient's well-being as well as the longevity of the furniture. Juggernaut is also resistant to quaternary, phenol and ammonia-based chemical cleaners; extensive internal testing shows that Juggernaut stands up to many of these common cleaners and disinfectants.

Difficult Stains (Eye Shadow/Mascara, Lipstick, Crayon, Grease, Mustard):
Option 1: Clean the soiled area with a 20% (5:1) solution of water and household bleach. Then, immediately rinse the cleaned area with fresh water and wipe dry with a clean cloth.
Option 2: Clean the soiled area with a 50% solution of isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol). Then, immediately rinse the cleaned area with fresh water and wipe dry with a clean cloth.

Ink Stains (Ballpoint Pen, Permanent Marker, Paint): Rub the marked area with undiluted isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol). Then, immediately rinse the cleaned area with fresh water promptly after applying the alcohol. NOTE: It is not guaranteed that ink stains can be removed. To achieve best results, it is recommended to clean the stain immediately

NOTE: If water or cleaning agent is left to sit on this material, it may leave a white residue/stain. It is important to rinse and wipe the material dry immediately after cleaning.

To achieve the best results in all cases, it is recommended that the stain be cleaned immediately.

The information in this polyurethane cleaning guide refers to performance in specific tests under laboratory conditions. This information is not a guarantee and does not relieve the user from the responsibility of the proper and safe use of the product and referenced cleaning agents.

 

Machine wash with mild soap or detergent, on a synthetic setting with high water levels and mild agitation, temperature should not exceed 160°F. Do not use bleach or fabric softener. Wash with like materials. Extract gently.

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Sta-Kleen provides upholstery protection without a slick or stiff top coat. Sta-Kleen is not a topical treatment. It is a permanent application chemically bonded to the fabric during the manufacturing process. Cleaning tough stains is a breeze, and Sta-Kleen has staying power -- for the life of your furniture.

Sta-Kleen alleviates the need to use active solvents or other harsh cleaning solutions. Ballpoint pen or permanent marker can be dry erased. Tough food stains like ketchup and yellow mustard can be easily removed. Topical antiseptics, lotions and creams that would stain conventional urethane upholstery forever are wiped away. Regular cleanings and the removal of difficult stains will not damage nor diminish Sta-Kleen's finish, performance or high-style appeal.

Day-to-Day Cleaning: Remove ordinary dirt and smudges with mild soap and water. A 5:1 ratio of water to bleach solution may be used as a disinfectant. Rinse the surface with clean water after disinfecting. Dry with a soft, lint-free cloth or towel. The use of conditioners or protectants is not required, nor recommended, for use on Sta-Kleen upholstery -- its cleanability is permanent and won't wear out.

Stain Removal: Upholstery protected with Sta-Kleen is resistant to most common stains. To keep your furniture looking new, stains such as ballpoint pen or permanent marker can be dry-erased with a clean, lint-free cloth. Gently rub the area until the stain has been removed. Wet or gooey stains such as food stains (e.g., ketchup or yellow mustard) or topical stains (e.g., antiseptics, lotion and cream) should first be wiped off with a clean cloth or sponge, then follow the instructions above.

Stubborn Stains: If a ghost stain remains, apply a small amount of household rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol) to a clean, lint-free cloth and rub the stain until it has been removed. Rinse with a clean, damp cloth and go!

Healthcare Wipes: Juggernaut, Nappa and Stipple are all approved for all healthcare wipes. Water rinse is still mandated for the patient's well-being as well as the longevity of the furniture. Juggernaut is also resistant to quaternary, phenol and ammonia-based chemical cleaners; extensive internal testing shows that Juggernaut stands up to many of these common cleaners and disinfectants.

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Resilience represents the latest technology in faux leather and vinyl protection, enhancing performance where it is needed most.

Prompt cleaning is always recommended. Recommended cleaning steps are listed by type of stain. For best results, follow cleaning steps in order.

Recommended Care and Cleaning Steps

Step 1: Mild soap and water, then rinse with fresh water and wipe dry with a clean cloth.
Step 2: Wipe affected area with a soft cloth or soft bristle brush using a non-abrasive cleaner, i.e. Formula 409 or Fantatik. Rinse with fresh water and wipe dry.
Step 3: 10% solution of household bleach and water. Rinse with fresh water and wipe dry.
Step 4: 25% solution of alcohol and water. Rinse with fresh water and wipe dry.
Step 5: 25% solution of lighter fluid or nail polish remover and water. Rinse with fresh water and wipe dry.

Regular Cleaning and Maintenance: Step 1
Dirt, Dust, Grime

Healthcare: Steps 1, 2 and 3
Betadine, Blood, Urine

Oils (Organic and Petroleum Based): Steps 1 and 2
Chocolate, Coffee, Juice, Ketchup, Tea

Difficult Stains: Steps 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
Crayon, Eye Shadow/Mascara, Grease, Ink/Permanent Marker, Lipstick, Mustard, Paint

Note: The use of commercial vinyl conditioners and protectants in NOT RECOMMENDED.

The information in this cleaning guide refers to performance of Resilience in tests conducted under laboratory conditions. This information does not imply a specific guarantee and does not relieve the user from the responsibility of the proper and safe use of the product and referenced cleaning agents.
 

Cleangene is a ground-breaking coated fabric technology featuring an advanced polymer system that offers the highest level of stain resistance and clean-ability. This proprietary non-toxic and earth-friendly technology is inherent in the material make-up, so it will not dissipate or weaken over time. Cleangene allows the use of undiluted Isopropyl Alcohol or high concentrations of Bleach as well as a variety of commonly used commercial cleaners thus prolonging the aesthetic beauty and performance of the upholstery.
 

Bella-Dura fabrics are inherently stain resistant, so a mild soap and water solution is all that is needed to remove most stains. Any cleaning product that can be used on indoor/outdoor fabrics is safe to use on Bella-Dura® as well as bleach for tough stains. Always rinse with clean water and allow to air dry. Take care when mixing cleaners with bleach and work in a well ventilated area. Bella-Dura® fabrics are woven with fibers that dry easily; Bella-Dura® fabrics should always be air-dried and never tumble-dried.

 



 


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Nano-Tex® Information

 


BioAM Antimicrobial Information
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Crypton® Information
Crypton fabrics are engineered to be stain, water and bacteria resistant. The key to Crypton fabric is its weaving process coupled with its proven barrier that allows nothing to penetrate upholstered cushions.

Pallas Textiles offers multiple fabrics with Crypton technology:

AmariLatifolia 
AshaMache
AstranceMajolica
AuroraMasada
BelaMeadowrue
ChakraOn The Fringe
ChromaPrisim
ChrysanthumRaku
DelphiniumRidge
FrescoRunning Stitch
FurrowTerrazzo
GrasmereTransom
IllusionUnspun
Impasto
Kwaart
Larkspur


 

The following products may be used to safely clean Crypton fabric, following the manufacturer’s recommended instructions. As with all cleaners, the fabric must be rinsed thoroughly. If you do not see your cleaner on this list, please fax the MSDS to Crypton, Inc. at 248-855-8490 for a quick response.



Cleaner/
Disinfectant 
Active Ingredient Disposition 
409Quaternary AmmoniumNo issues at 10 exposures 
3M Neutral QuatQuaternary Ammonium No issues at 10 exposures
Accel TB Hydrogen Peroxide No issues at 10 exposures 
Acetone Acetone UNACCEPTABLE 5+ exposures in the same area may compromise moisture barrier 
Asepticare Quaternary Ammonium No issues at 10 exposures 
Cavicide Quaternary Ammonium, Alcohol No issues at 10 exposures 
ChemSpec Sulfonates No issues at 10 exposures 
Citrus H2O2 Hydrogen Peroxide No issues at 10 exposures 
Clorox Cleanup (bleach)* Hypochlorite Disperse dyed polyester: Exceeding 10% bleach for 10 minutes can results in color loss.
UNACCEPTABLE Cellulosics will have color loss. 
Clorox Wipes* Hypochlorite No issues at 10 exposures
Crypton Gold Sulfanates No issues at 10 exposures 
Crypton Purple Ethoxylate No issues at 10 exposures 
Discide Quaternary Ammonium, Alcohol No issues at 10 exposures 
Febreze Ethanol No issues at 10 exposures 
Greased Lightning* Alcohols, Sulphonic Acid No issues at 10 exposures 
Hydrogen Peroxide Hydrogen Peroxide No issues at 10 exposures 
LysolPhenols, Quaternary Ammonium No issues at 10 exposures
Oasis 146 Quaternary Ammonium, Alcohols No issues at 10 exposures 
Oxivir TB Hydrogen Peroxide No issues at 10 exposures 
PDI Sani Wipe Quaternary Ammonium, Alcohol No issues at 10 exposures 
Scotchgard OxyHydrogen Peroxide, Propanol No issues at 10 exposures 
Teflon Carpet and Upholstery  No issues at 10 exposures 
Viraguard Isopropanol No issues at 10 exposures 
Virasept Hydrogen Peroxide, Acetic Acid No issues at 10 exposures 
Virex TB* Quaternary Ammonium No issues at 10 exposures 
Virox 5 Hydrogen Peroxide No issues at 10 exposures 
Wexcide 128 Phenols No issues at 10 exposures 
Windex* Ammonium, Alcohols No issues at 10 exposures 



*For polyester/rayon fabrics, these cleaners can cause color loss or discoloration of the fabric.

Only select fiber types have been reviewed for color loss. Results can vary by fiber type and fabric construction. Always check an inconspicuous area first. Thoroughly rinse cleaner/disinfectant for optimal performance and appearance retention.

For some specific healthcare concerns, such a C Difficile, a spore that requires bleach cleaning, the CDC (Center for Disease Control) instructions require a 10 percent bleach, 90 percent water mixture to effectively kill the growth. Any 100% polyester Crypton will safely withstand such cleaning, and there will not be any color loss after allowing the mixture to remain on the surface for the required 10-minute dwell time. Simply rinse the solution after cleaning using standard extraction equipment. Bleach cleaning, or bleach accidents will never affect the Crypton barrier, but some fibers that are cellulosic like rayon can encounter color loss quickly when they come into contact with bleach.

http://www.cryptoncare.com/bleachcleanable.
 

Crypton fabrics use an environmentally friendly patented process to integrate performance into every fiber (unlike applied coatings, topical treatments or laminates) with its revolutionary technology -- INCASE fabric protection. This formulation and the use of Silver Ion technology provides multiple levels of fabric protection such as stain, water and odor repellency and bacteria resistance. Most spills on Crypton fabrics clean easily by wiping up the spill with a clean cloth. For dried stains or more difficult stains, a soap-and-water mixture can be used. A five-year warranty guarantees that no spills, stains, fluid or bacteria will ever penetrate this amazing upholstery fabric with permanent moisture barrier.
 



 


Wall Covering Information
General Instructions

STORAGE
Paper products must be stored in upright position in order to eliminate crush marks.

CAUTION: Material must be examined prior to installation. No claims will be allowed for hanging the wrong color or pattern. 

  • Wallcoverings should be tested by hanging no more than three sheets.
  • No claims allowed for labor charges or consequential damages under any conditions.
  • Wallcoverings can display certain irregularities that are inherent to the manufacturing process.
  • Walls should be mirror smooth for optimum results.

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All stains on papers should be treated as soon as possible with clean water, by using a soft cloth (white) or sponge. For harder stains a mild detergent solution with warm water can be used, being careful not to flood the surface. Abrasive rubbing of spots should be avoided, discoloration and delamination may occur. More care should be taken in cleaning any dark colors because of the possibility of causing "light marks". Occasional vacuuming will aid in maintaining the paper product's fresh look.

 



 


ACT Performance Guidelines
 Abrasion - Abrasion is the ability of a fabric to withstand damage from wear and rubbing. There is a general contract specificaton as well as a heavy duty specification.

Application  Passes
General Contract Upholstery ASTM 3597 modified (#10 cotton duck) 15,000 double rubs Wyzenbeek Method
Heavy Duty Upholstery
ASTM 3597 modified (#10 cotton duck) 30,000 double rubs Wyzenbeek method or ASTM D4966 (with 21 oz. weight) 40,000 rubs Martindale method

 

 Fire Retardancy - Flammability testing determines a fabric's resistance to burning.

Application  Passes 
Upholstery California 117

Direct Glue Wallcoverings

ASTM E 84 (adhered method)

Panels and Upholstered Walls

ASTM E 84 (unadhered method)

Drapery

NFPA 701 Small Scale
 

Colorfastness to Wet & Dry Crocking - Colorfastness to wet & dry crocking refers to the rubbing off of color from the fabric onto clothing, hands or other materials and can occur under wet or dry conditions.

Application  Passes 
Upholstery
AATCC 8-1974 Dry Crocking, Class 4 minimum Wet Crocking, Class 3 minimum

Direct Glue Wallcoverings

AATCC 8-1974 Class 3 minimum

Panels and Upholstered Walls

AATCC 8-1974 Class 3 minimum
Drapery
ASTM D3691-AATCC 8-1974 (solids). ASTM D3691-AATCC 116-1974(prints) Class 3 minimum

 

 Physical Properties - Three physical property tests include: brush pill test to determine a fabric's pilling. Breaking/tensile strength is the ability of a fabric to withstand tension without breaking or tearing. Seam slippage is the pulling apart of fabrics at the same time.

Application  Passes

Upholstery

Brush pill - ASTM D3511, 3-4 minimum
Breaking strength - ASTM D3597-D1682-64 (1975) 50 lbs. minimum in warp & weft
Seam Slippage - ASTM D3597-D434-75 25 lbs. minimum in warp & weft


Panels and Upholstered Walls

Breaking Strength - ASTM 1682-64 Grab Method 35 lbs. minimum in warp & weft
Seam Slippage - ASTM D3597-434-75 25 lbs. minimum in warp & weft


Drapery

Seam Slippage - ASTM D3597-434-75 for fabrics over 6 oz./sq. yard. 25 lbs. minimum in warp & weft
Seam Slippage - ASTM D434-75 for fabrics under 6 oz./sq. yard. 15 lbs. minimum in warp & weft
 

 Colorfastness to Light - Colorfastness to light is the degree to which fabric will retain its color when exposed to light.

Application  Passes 
Upholstery AATCC 16A-1974 or AATCC 16E-1976 Class 4 minimum at 40 hours
Direct Glue Wallcoverings AATCC 16A-1974 or AATCC 16E-1976 Class 4 minimum at 40 hours
Panels and Upholstered Walls AATCC 16A-1974 or AATCC 16E-1976 Class 4 minimum at 40 hours
Drapery ASTM D3691 16A-1974 or ASTM D3691 16E-1976 Class 4 minimum at 60 hours