Manufacturing site for Porelle membranes at King's Lynn, Norfolk
GIVING YOU THE ADVANTAGE
As a membranes specialist with over 40 years of experience, ® has created a wide range of membranes intended for lamination to create quality performance outwear. The waterproof fabrics by Porelle membranes are designed to provide maximum waterproofness, breathability, durability and protection.
BREATHABLE & WATERPROOF
The Porelle® membranes range has been engineered for extreme, high performance and to deliver waterproof consistency, durability and protection.
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The range has been designed to meet a broad spectrum of properties, including:
· Chemical resistant
· Cold and high temperature resistant
· Wash and dry-clean resistant
· Steam sterilisable
· Flame and abrasion resistant
· Thermally stable
· Anti-static resistant
Since its inception, has been closely working with Porelle®. The membrane that DexShell selected to use is a type of hydrophilic membrane in solid microstructure which therefore is much more durable than the microporous type of membranes (in sponge structure). When laminated to a fabric, Porelle® Sport can achieve waterproofness levels in water column tests in excess of 10,000 mm. It will retain this performance after multiple wash cycles.
Porelle® Sport has a solid structure that physically stops water-droplets and wind passing through the garment. The membranes waterproofness does not however, impede its ability to control the microclimate within the garment and allows water which accumulates as sweat, to escape the garment leaving the user dry whilst retaining temperature control.
Three layer fabric construction
Using the Porelle® membrane as interlining layer, DexShell has created a wide array of breathable apparel accessories featuring comfort and snug fit.