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July 2018

Polypropylene in Home and Commercial

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Polypropylene fibres are used in a range of home and commercial furnishings as a versatile, high performance solution.

For the home and commercial market, IFG Drake produce polypropylene PP filament yarn in a range of titres and a vast array of colours to satisfy a dynamic marketplace. Duron is a high quality, versatile and stain resistant multifilament yarn that is constructed in round, flat or delta cross sections for texturising and twisting, ideal for a range of furnishings.

Polypropylene’s resistance to hydrolysis means that it is unaffected by moisture, making it an obvious choice for using in the production of home upholstery and commercial products such as office carpets for a tough and hard-wearing solution. IFG Drake fibre products make stain resistant furnishings and are antibacterial, giving our customers long lasting, durable products.

With our specialist team we can also offer a UV stabilisation package which will prolong the life of your upholstery, giving it better resistance against UV and ensuring it keeps its colour for longer.

Our expert team of colourists can also produce our polypropylene multifilament yarns in a vast array of colours to give our customers fully bespoke furnishings, ideal offices and commercial areas.

Get in touch with IFG Drake today so that we can find a fibre solution to suit your needs.

Polypropylene in Tennis Courts

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With Wimbledon 2018 under way, we thought we’d share our knowledge of all things tennis courts!

Although the Wimbledon courts are real grass, for most clubs these are not viable options because of the low reliability, high maintenance and upkeep costs. Synthetic tennis courts are becoming increasingly popular and provide a solution where play performance is so similar to real grass, you wouldn’t notice a difference.

IFG Drake polypropylene fibres are designed in a crimped texture for tennis courts which permits a superior interlock between the fibres and sand. This texture allows for a rapid restoration to the surface because of the shock absorbing effect it creates, and the stabilised rootzone allows for better performance in wet conditions.

Compared to real grass courts, synthetic courts provide a solution in which tennis can be played year-round. Because of the stabilised rootzone, water is drained from the surface quickly, whereas with a real grass court it’ll become saturated and play will be impossible.

Investing in a synthetic tennis court also provides you with a multi-sport surface that can be suitable for a variety of sports which is particularly beneficial for clubs and schools, and because there is less upkeep compared to grass courts, maintenance costs are majorly reduced.

Choosing IFG Drake polypropylene fibres provides you with a cost-effective solution which have UV resistance additive based on your geographical location and can also be fully colour-customised. We have the ability to match our fibres to your colour choice, leaving you with a fully-bespoke surface. Just read our Barney case study here.

Overall, IFG Drake polypropylene fibres create a durable sports surface with exceptional quality. Customer satisfaction is our key priority, so get in touch so that we can find a fibre solution for you.