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What differentiates Sta-Kleen Polycarbonate from other
companies offering polyurethane with stain resistance
is its cross-linked chemicals embedded throughout the
product. In most other products, polyurethanes have
a top-coat finish: the product is made, a top coat is
sprayed on, and that’s the stain-resistant finish. “The
problem with that is over time the top coat wears away,”
Blesius noted. “The stain resistant finish may be around
for a while, but after time it may very well wear off. The
stain-resistance in StaKleen never wears off, which is a
key product feature.”
OPPOSITE The original Sta-Kleen was introduced in 2010 with 15 patterns.
Since then, styles have been both added and removed from the line. At
press time, there are 35 patterns available, with 15 new options projected
for launch in 2018, which will bring the Sta-Kleen line to 50 patterns.
Sta-Kleen Polycarbonate (SK-PC) will be a new brand for Mitchell. The
initial offering of SK-PC will consist of four patterns: Donegal, Matrix,
Sammie, and Sawcut. Sawcut (featured above) features embossing,
“created by way of a roller that moves over the coated fabric and puts
indentions into the polymer that hasn’t hardened yet,” Blesius explained.
“The indentions will be slight grooves, highs and lows to offer some depth
to the pattern as opposed to it being just flat.”