Oct 25, 2009 at 11:27 am #1240558
Joshua SBPL Member
Does anybody know where I can find some reflective 30D silnylon? Seattle Fabrics no longer has it listed on their website.Oct 25, 2009 at 11:33 am #1539510
Sarah KirkconnellBPL Member
@sarbarLocale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
I'll admit – we are who bought the remaining stock up this year from them. From what I have researched it is no longer produced, so you might get lucky with a small shop having some….Oct 25, 2009 at 2:07 pm #1539550
Franco DarioliBPL Member
Titanium Goat used that stuff, maybe they can sell you some or can tell you were to buy it.
This one looks like a heavier version , described as 70D Silver Aluminized Slicker Ripstop
maybe worth asking them too..
FrancoOct 25, 2009 at 3:09 pm #1539567
Eduard MostertBPL Member
I'm not sure if this is what you are looking for, but you can try Rockywoods.com They have some black reflective 1.9oz ripstop nylon. Navigation on the site is easy. Just look for "Reflective Fabrics" under "Navigation" on the left side.
EduardOct 27, 2009 at 7:48 pm #1540287
Sam FarringtonBPL Member
@scfhomeLocale: Chocorua NH, USA
You might try Warmlite in NH. They sell fabric, and were selling silnylon tents with reflective fabric the last time I checked less than a year ago.
Sam Farrington, Chocorua NHOct 28, 2009 at 3:31 pm #1540572
>> Bender <<BPL Member
SeattleFabrics.com has 1.9oz (before coating) 70D reflective ripstop. Be warned they take there time shipping even in stock items.Nov 29, 2010 at 8:42 pm #1669230
You can get aluminized polypropylene fabric from Innovative Insulation, Inc. under the Temptrol name. This is 95% reflective to infrared heat. Good for summer and winter use.Nov 30, 2010 at 4:06 pm #1669469
Colin KrusorBPL Member
@ckrusorLocale: Northwest US
I was interested in the Temptrol fabric when I ran across it several years ago, but immediately had concerns when I read the claims on the website. The website is brimming over with pretty juvenile misrepresentations, and it gives the impression that the manufacturer's business model includes exploitation of people who lack a science background.
But, I decided that the material itself might prove to be worthwhile, despite the sleazy company, so I looked into it a bit more. A quick google search turns up many unhappy customers. The aluminum coating comes off almost immediately. One of these accounts can be found in a thread on Hammockforums:
Polypropylene has too little surface energy. Plasma treatment of the substrate and ion sputtering (not vapor deposition) would be required in order to get a good aluminum/polypro bond, and those processes would make the price prohibitive.Dec 2, 2010 at 6:57 pm #1670297
Josh LeavittBPL Member
@joshleavittLocale: Ruta Locura
How much do you need we have some kicking around the shop. Send us an email.
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