Anatomy of our contract grade vinyl fabric

Electron microscopes are used to investigate the ultrastructure of a wide range of biological and inorganic specimens including microorganisms, cells, large molecules, biopsy samples, metals, and crystals.

At Chieftain Fabrics, the electron microscope is often used for quality control and analysis.
Recently we caught the attached image in our lab which shows the side profile of our just colour range of vinyl.

False colour has been added to help differentiate the various layers at 100x magnification.


Electron Microscope Image of our contract grade vinyl fabric


In the image, starting at the bottom, you can see the strands of the cotton backing cloth with the adhesive layer on top.
Next is the foaming layer with unmissable ‘bubbles’ and on top is the lacquer layer.