all-weather cover fabric just got better!
How can you make a fabric that's been selected as an OE choice for
luxury, high-performance and specialty vehicles and motorcycles better?
The worldwide patented EPIC by Nextec finish helps shed moisture and
stops dust, dirt and tree sap from reaching your vehicles finish.
The fabric "breathes" to allow moisture, condensation and heat to easily
escape from under the cover. The encapsulation technology goes
INSIDE the fabric, around the fibers, resulting in a silky smooth finish
that glides over fine paint finishes.
engineers have now married solution-dyed fibers to the EPIC finish
in an environmentally friendly process that features much lower CO2
emissions! Also called "dope-dyeing" the high-performance
polyamide fibers require no dyeing after weaving, saving water and
energy consumption and slashing wastewater, a byproduct of traditional
surface dye processing. Using solution-dyed fibers can save as
much as 1,000 gallons of water for every 1,000 yards of fabric produced!
permanency is the key
to our new WeatherShield HP - the color is extruded INSIDE
the fibers for maximum fade resistance, NOT a surface dye coating.
The result is a cover that's provides all-weather protection, machine
washable, fade resistant AND environmentally friendly!
For more information on how Nextec makes
"Performance Fabrics for the Real World"
photo gives you an idea how the immersion encapsulation coats the
fibers and fills the voids between the threads with a breathable barrier
to assure any moisture that does get under the cover (or heat on a hot
summer day) can easily escape through the fabric. During
evaporation moisture turns into vapor and the vapor is smaller than
water droplets so it easily transfers through the fabric. The
base, high-strength, polyester fabric is naturally UV resistant, but
we've added UV inhibitors to the polymers to help slow-down the
degradation that occurs naturally on anything exposed to sun for an
extended period of time.
- Weatherproof -
Fabric sheds water as soon as it hits the cover.
- Superior Dry Time -
Because the fabric sheds moisture it has an absorption factor of
only 2%, compared with up to 40% for standard woven and non-woven
fabrics. That means, if the cover has been sitting out in the
rain you only need to shake it and the residue moisture will easily
dry, in the trunk or on the car.
- Breathable - Allows
any heat or condensation under the cover to easily escape.
- UV Resistant -
Special additives prevent UV degradation and protect the vehicles
finish and interior.
- Dust-proof -
Patented fiber encapsulation process prevents dust from filtering
through the fabric.
- Scratch-less -
Polymers provide a silky smooth finish to the fabric and provide
superior paint protection. Nextec fabric has been tested at
1,000 cycles on abrasion wheels without scratching (surface must be
clean and waxed).
- Durable - The
encapsulation process is not affected by heat or cold and the
process won't degrade over the life of the fabric.
- Easy Care - Unlike
non-woven fabrics you can clean most car-size WeatherShield covers
in your HOME washer and dryer.
- Packs Small & Light
- All this protection in a lightweight package that packs into 1/4
to 1/2 the volume of multi-layer, non-woven
fabrics. That's a cover for a Honda Accord he's holding -
minimal storage space, but high-performance protection