Athletic Fabrics by ABC Industries Present a New Spin on Traditional Reinforced Construction
The Duravider family of fabrics offers increased material resilience for curtains, pads, mats, covers, and tarps.

Winona Lake, Indiana – Expanding upon its diverse line of industrial textile fabrics, ABC Industries, Inc. has engineered Duravider RS and Duravider, a family of reinforced PVC fabrics especially suited for athletic product manufacturers. Duravider’s high-strength construction is ideal for a variety of athletic applications, including gymnasium divider curtains, wall impact pads, tumbling mats, equipment covers, and field tarps.

Duravider RS RipStop-reinforced fabric was specially designed with curtains in mind.  The uniquely constructed tri-laminate features sequentially-staggered, heavyweight polyester yarns that capture puncture points and prevent them from spreading.  By stopping small snags from becoming major tears, Duravider RS curtains can be easily repaired with a simple patch rather than incurring the expense of a costly curtain replacement.

In addition to easy, affordable maintenance, Duravider RS’s RipStop composition provides increased durability without significantly adding to the overall fabric weight.  The extra protection makes Duravider RS more resistant to common abrasion and impact damage experienced in athletic environments.

Ideal for wall pad, tumbling mat, equipment covers, and field tarp applications, Duravider fabric is offered in conventional 9x9 reinforcement.  Unique among its competitors, conventional Duravider fabrics meet the flame test standards of California Fire Marshal and NFPA701 Method 2.   This added peace of mind is critical for scholastic environments where child safety and liability concerns are at the forefront of construction design. 

Rob Jones, Eastern Region Sales Manager for ABC’s Industrial Textile Fabrics division commented, “Our customers continue to express their appreciation for the soft-hand and attractive appearance found in the Duravider family of products.  The added abrasion and outstanding strength of Duravider makes it a durable choice for any athletic fabric application.”

Duravider RS is offered in 14 oz./yd.² and 18 oz./yd.², while conventional Duravider is available in 13 oz./yd.² and 18 oz./yd.  All Duravider RS and Duravider fabric rolls are 61” wide.  Standard colors include yellow, gray, white, black, blue, green, and red.  Custom roll widths and colors are available with a minimum purchase.  All solid-colored Duravider fabrics feature UV resistance, color stabilization, and mold and mildew inhibitors and are made in the U.S.A. at ABC Industries’ Winona Lake, Indiana manufacturing facility.     

In addition to solid-color fabrics, ABC offers 14 and 20 mil double-polished clear material for curtain vision panels.  Both double-polished clear materials are available in industry-standard 54” rolls.  As a value-added service, the double-polished clear materials can also be lamination-sealed to either Duravider RS or Duravider at ABC’s manufacturing facility.

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