Heavy-Duty Curtain Fabrics withstand industrial environments.

Press Release Summary:

Supplied in 61 ft wide rolls, Duravider and Duravider RS meet flame test standards of California Fire Marshal and NFPA701 Method 2. Duravider RS, RipStop-reinforced fabric, allows repair due to Tri-laminate, which features sequentially-staggered, heavyweight polyester yarns that capture puncture points and prevent them from spreading. Also, composition promotes durability without significantly adding to overall fabric weight. This adds resistance to abrasion and impact.

Original Press Release:

ABC Introduces Duravider Industrial Curtain Fabrics Featuring Ripstop Reinforcement

Winona Lake, Indiana – Utilizing the sophisticated engineering of its industrial textile fabrics, ABC Industries, Inc. has developed Duravider and Duravider RS heavy-duty fabrics for the industrial curtain market.  Duravider’s rugged construction is ideal for the rigors of industrial environments, including manufacturing and assembly, paint and powder coating areas, rubber and plastics fabrication, woodworking shops, warehouses, and aircraft hangars.

Duravider RS RipStop-reinforced fabric reduces lifecycle costs by allowing for repair, rather than replacement, of damaged curtains. 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 tri-laminate 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 industrial environments.

“The toughness of our new Duravider fabrics rivals any product in the marketplace today,” remarked Rob Jones, Eastern Region Sales Manager for ABC Industries. “In spite of its toughness, Duravider is also a very flexible, soft-handed material for easier handling during the cut and sew or welding processes and offers a more polished look for the end user.”

Unique among its competitors, both Duravider RS and Duravider meet the flame test standards of California Fire Marshal and NFPA701 Method 2.  Duravider RS is offered in 14 oz./yd.² and 18 oz./yd.², while 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 Duravider colors feature UV resistance, color stabilization, and mold and mildew inhibitors.

In addition to solid-color fabrics, ABC offers 14 and 20 mil double-polished clear material for curtain vision panels.  The 14 mil material features an exceptionally low cold crack rating of -31° F (-35° C), perfect for cold storage or exposure to winter temperatures.  Both double-polished clear materials are available in industry-standard 54”.  As a value-added service, the double-polished clear materials can also be lamination-sealed to either Duravider RS or Duravider by ABC.

Duravider RS and Duravider industrial curtain fabrics are the first in a series of curtain materials to join ABC’s line of industrial textile fabrics. All Duravider RS and Duravider fabrics are made in the U.S.A. at ABC Industries’ Winona Lake, Indiana manufacturing facility.

About ABC Industries, Inc.

Founded in 1926 and headquartered in Winona Lake, Indiana, ABC Industries, Inc. produces industrial curtain, returnable packaging, recreational vehicle, and structural industrial textile fabrics for the North American market.

ABC Industries, Inc. is also a leading worldwide manufacturer of mine and tunnel ventilation products, as well as industrial ventilation ducting for HVAC, ground support, material handling, and military applications.  For more information about ABC Industries, Inc., visit www.abc-industries.net.


Abby Weiss

Marketing Communications Coordinator

ABC Industries, Inc.

Phone: 574.267.5166 x273



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