In addition to making your own homemade DIY packraft, this TPU Coated Nylon can also be used for many other homemade adventure products. From cycle bags/panniers to waterproof stuffbags/dry bags.
Our fabric is comparable to the fabric used by other packraft manufacturers.
It is abrasion-resistant, tear-resistant, resistant to low temperature and ageing.
Can be heat-sealed to be completely airtight and waterproof.
210D TPU Coated Nylon Fabric is sold from the roll by the metre.
All orders are approximately 1.48 metres wide (usable width) – Select the quantity for the length (in metres) you require.
Please note: Due to the manufacturing process, the TPU surface may show streaking. Although this does not affect the performance of the product.
Commonly asked questions.
Which iron do I use for heat-sealing?
We have used both the Jamara Pro Star iron and the Prolux Digital Iron. We’ve had far more consistent results heat sealing with both of them, although it should be mentioned they are far larger and slightly inconvenient to work on the smaller seams and tight areas. This is where this Smaller Electric Iron comes in, it maintains its temperature well, making it a brilliant iron for tight areas.
All of the above irons will be suitable for heat sealing. Whichever heat sealing iron you use, ensure it can reach 220 degrees and can continuously operate around this temperature as this is the approximate temperature required to activate our TPU fabrics.
What is heat-sealing?
All our fabrics have a technical coating called thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU). This coating makes it possible to essentially stick the fabric together without having to mess around with glue! The TPU coating can be activated when heated with hot air or an iron. If you hadn’t guessed already from our name- we use an iron. Take a look here for more information on ‘what heat-sealing is’.
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