Chicago, Illinois -- Three prominent contract distributors are introducing Sta-Kleen, a dry-erase urethane fabric, at the Hospitality Design Expo in Las Vegas, 19-21 May 2010, according to developer of the fabric, the Mitchell Group, of Niles, Illinois.
Mitchell Group has signed agreements with cf stinson, Rochester Hills, Michigan; Kravet Contract, Bethpage, New York; and Scott Fabrics, Memphis, Tennessee, to distribute Sta-Kleen, and these three will unveil what Mitchell claims is "the industry's first truly erasable faux leather urethane fabric," in Las Vegas.
Attendees will be able to test the erasability of the urethane fabric for themselves.
Sta-Kleen urethane fabric features built-in resistance to permanent damage from stains, the manufacturer claims. Most persistent stains -- permanent marker, ballpoint ink, yellow mustard, and Betadine antiseptic -- that would stain conventional urethane upholstery can be dry-erased from Sta-Kleen with a cloth. Any remaining ghost stain can be removed with household rubbing alcohol, Mitchell Group adds.
Announcing the new distributorships, Bill Fisch, president of the Mitchell Group, said, "Sta-Kleen urethane faux leather upholstery is made impermeable to stains through a proprietary bonding process. It creates new possibilities for hospitality and other commercial markets because it protects furnishings in high-traffic areas ...[and] reduces maintenance costs for the end-user."
Since the fabric is so stain resistant it makes upholstery that won't wear out, protecting furniture for as long as it lasts, the company says.