SolarMax™ brand nylon was introduced by
DuPont in 1996 to promote superior ultraviolet resistance and appearance
benefits of a family of nylon yarns for use in outdoor fabric applications.
product line includes 200-denier bright and semi-dull lusters, and 30-
to 210-denier high-tenacity yarns.
DuPont nylon yarns have enjoyed excellent
performance for many years in applications such as flags, banners, hot-air
balloons, parachutes, sportchutes, life jackets, and tents. Inherent
strength and built-in ultraviolet resistance, using a base type 6,6
nylon, allows superior performance over type 6 nylons and polyesters
of similar fabric constructions.
For bright color or sparkling luster applications,
the use of the bright or high-tenacity yarns makes attractive fabrics
while maintaining even dye appearance and good screen printing/dyeing
processing. Use of bright-luster yarns will also provide enhanced brilliance
for higher-intensity screening graphics.
Flags and banners of DuPont SolarMax
have inherent weather- and UV-resistance properties that last. Flag
enthusiasts prefer the snappy way in which flags of DuPont SolarMax
nylon "fly" -- a snap that polyester or other fabric blends don't provide.
Banners constructed of DuPont SolarMax ensure them an extra long
-- and colorful -- life. DuPont tests show the performance of SolarMax
when compared to other fabrics.
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