News and Information

   California 117 Test - simplified

   Rush Hour Stock - 200 yards+

   Writer's Block Collection

   GSA Contract

   Tweak It

   Tweak Me Now Form

   Polyurethane Fabrics — Everything You Always Wanted to Know*

   Cleangene technology for polyurethanes

    


California 117 Test - simplified

The newly revised Cal 117 2013 test method uses a cigarette as an ignition source where the earlier version used an open flame. Both methods evaluate the ease of ignition along with the char length to determine a pass/fail rating. In accordance with the updated testing requirements, all new fabrics (introduced January 1st 2015 and beyond) shipped to the State of California, must pass Cal 117 2013.


All upholstery products introduced prior to December 31st 2014, are "grandfathered in". However, depending on the local fire marshal' s requirements, furniture manufacturers and end users in California can still use the original Cal 117, UFAC or NFPA 260 certificates going forward.


Additional information can be found here.


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Rush Hour Stock - 200 yards+

Check out this listing of all the upholstery and vinyls in our warehouse with at least 200 yards in stock, also showing availablity within 3 weeks. Please note that there will be changes over time. After opening either document, click on the embedded link to place an on-line inquiry, or contact Customer Service 800-950-3684 for up-to-date availability.

View or download:    PDF    Excel    version


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Writer's Block Collection

The six polyurethane patterns in our Writer's Block Collection all are finished with a proprietary ink resistant technology. This finish offers the highest level of cleanability available in the market. With its repel & release stain-inhibiting system, Writer's Block prevents ink and other stains (including indigo dye) from setting into the material and allows for easy cleaning.

Find out more about this new finish here

View the Writer's Block Collection here.

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GSA Contract

GSA Contract GS-28F-006AA

The U.S. General Services Administration, GSA for short, is the federal government's premier acquisition agency. Douglass has recently been awarded a new GSA contract and can supply fabrics, faux leathers, polyurethanes and vinyls for GSA Projects at the negotiated contract pricing, as well as C.O.M. (Customers's Own Material) under your manufacturer's programs.

For further information E-Mail: gsasales@dougind.com

View the Douglass GSA Upholstery collection here.
View the Douglass GSA Vinyl collection here.


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Tweak It

 

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Tweak Me Now Form

 

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Polyurethane Fabrics — Everything You Always Wanted to Know*


(*But were Afraid to Ask)

Confused about Polyurethane coated fabrics?


We are here to help! Download a PDF version of the “Guide to high performance polyurethane upholstery fabrics”.

It is a quick and easy resource with visual references and answers to basic quiestions such as:
  •    ◊ Why use polyurethane?
  •    ◊ What is polyurethane & How is it made?
  •    ◊ What are the environmental benefits?
  •    ◊ What makes it suitable for contract use?
  •    ◊ What is Hydrolysis?
  •    ◊ Tips for upholstering with polyurethane
Hopefully this guide will answer many of the questions that you may have.

It is important to note the upholstery methods for Polyurethane differ from vinyl but they can also differ from Polyurethane to Polyurethane based on the quality of resin, total weight and the backing fabric used.br>
Click here to see our Collection of Polyurethane Fabrics.

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Cleangene technology for polyurethanes

Cleangene is a ground-breaking coated fabric technology featuring an advanced polymer system that offers the highest level of stain resistance, abrasion resistance and clean-ability. This proprietary non-toxic and earth-friendly technology is inherent in the material makeup, 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 beauty and performance of the upholstery.

Specify polyurethane fabrics with Cleangene technology for high performance, long-lasting beauty and ease of mind.

DURABLE & CAREFREE
Cleangene technology will make your upholstery last longer and look better, even after continued use and repeated cleaning. Maintenance personnel no longer need to concern themselves about damaging the upholstery with cleaners that would normally break down polyurethane or vinyl.

CLEANGENE PROVIDES:
  •    • Exceptional inherent stain resistance
  •    • Resistance to undiluted alcohol
  •    • Resistance to strong bleach solutions (3:1)
  •    • Ability to remove tough stains with alcohol and bleach
  •    • Resistance to many commonly used commercial cleaners
  •    • Outstanding durability and abrasion resistance

EARTH FRIENDLY
Cleangene will make your interior environments cleaner, fresher, and more sanitary. The technology imparts performance without the use of PVC, formaldehyde, or heavy metals, and is non-toxic.

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CLEANGENE IS:
  •    • PVC free
  •    • Formaldehyde free
  •    • Phthalate free
  •    • BPA free
  •    • Lead & heavy metal free
  •    • Non-toxic
  •    • Low VOC

VERSATILE
Whether used in a hospital, restaurant, or any other high traffic area, products featuring Cleangene technology are the perfect solution for all interiors that demand durability, high performance and ease of care.

AREAS:
  •    • Healthcare
  •    • Hospitality
  •    • Restaurant/Food Service
  •    • Corporate/Office
  •    • Educational Facilities
  •    • Assisted Living
  •    • Residential Interiors

APPLICATIONS:
  •    • Upholstery
  •    • Chairs
  •    • Booths
  •    • Task Seating
  •    • Headboards
  •    • Upholstered Walls
  •    • Wrapped Panels


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