PUL Fabric is a type of laminated fabric. PUL stands for Polyurethane Laminate. It can be pronouced either P-U-L or "pull". PUL Fabric is waterproof, so it is ideal for the outside of cloth diapers and diaper covers. Our PUL fabric also is breathable, so baby stays cool and comfy. All of the PUL fabric at Diaper Sewing Supplies is the Eco-PUL™ brand - a high-quality, made in USA PUL fabric. Read on to learn why PUL fabric by Eco-PUL™ is a smart choice for the environment and your baby.
PUL fabric by Eco-PUL™ starts with lightweight polyester interlock (knit) fabric. The polyester interlock is paired with TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane), a thin stretchy plastic film. These two components are bonded together into a single fabric using a combination of heat, pressure, and adhesive.
In the past, solvent-based adhesives were used to produce PUL fabric. However, the volatile organic compounds in the adhesive were not so good for the environment.
PUL fabric by Eco-PUL™ is made with a "green" adhesive that is solvent-free, environmentally friendly, and releases no volatile organics. Some people have called this newer type of PUL "TPU."
Eco-PUL™ is made in the USA.
You may see laminated cotton woven or knit fabrics available on the market - we do not sell or recommend cotton PUL, as it is difficult to achieve a truly waterproof finished product.
The most important characteristic of Eco-PUL™ is that it forms a waterproof barrier, while still being breathable. In this context, breathable does not mean that you can hold the fabric over your face and breathe through it. It means that the fabric releases heat and water vapor. This keeps the wearer comfortable. The dot pattern you see on the laminate side of our PUL allows for optimal vapor transmission. Eco-PUL™ is also stretchy for a close fit. Our PUL fabric has a soft hand, making it quiet not crackly.
Eco-PUL™ fabric is washable in hot water in commercial or home laundry. It resists abrasion, is UV stable (is not affected by sunlight), fire retardant, and anti-microbial. For more care instructions, click here.
Use PUL fabric anywhere you need a waterproof, fluid proof, breathable moisture barrier. Here are some examples.
PUL is easy to sew--just follow these tips!
PUL fabric by Eco-PUL™ is food safe under the GRAS program and CPSIA compliant. See certifications.
Eco-PUL™ is a fantatic modern fabric that has allowed families to save money (and the enviroment) by washing and re-using many types of household items. Plus, it comes in a wide range of colors and prints, upgrading utility goods like diapers into fashion statements.
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