Last Update July 21, 2016

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PLASTEXTIL S.A.S., is one of the most renowned companies in the vinyl textile industry in Colombia. With over 50 years of experience in the sector, the enterprise is dedicated to the manufacture of rubber textiles mainly of PVC material, using coating and laminating processes. The Company specializes in the distribution of high quality products to various market sectors, such as tents, awnings and umbrellas for the agro-industrial, mining, construction, military and residential sectors, among others. PLASTEXTIL S.A.S. develops new products on a daily basis, and uses cutting-edge technology, according to customers’ special requirements.

PLASTEXTIL S.A.S. is an active member of the IFAI (Industrial Fabrics Association International) since 2006, an organization that supports industrial textile activities. The Company is also a member of the IGS (International Geosynthetics Society) and participates in many trade fairs and conventions.

The Company is ISO 9001:2008 certified by Bureau Veritas for the design, production and marketing of vinyl textiles, under Certificate No. 221805.

PLASTEXTIL S.A.S. applies several production processes including coating and laminating. The coating process (impregnation) is universally recognized as the most efficient method for the manufacture of high endurance tarpaulins for truck covers, tensile structures, warehouses and similar applications.

PLASTEXTIL S.A.S. is a pioneer in the development of strong and durable materials, through the impregnation process, i.e. the spreading of fluid PVC over a textile (which is usually a very strong polyester fabric) that penetrates the fabric resulting in the excellent adhesion of the materials and preventing the PVC from coming off the fabric under high stress conditions. This process also reduces the shrinking that tends to occur over time in the tarpaulin.

All products of PLASTEXTIL S.A.S. contain high quality pigments and other additives, which perform really well when exposed to UV rays. Further, and thanks to the cooperation with the Swiss company SANITIZED, PLASTEXTIL S.A.S. has standardized a treatment for protection against algae, fungi and bacteria (with the latter covering a wide spectrum of micro-organisms) that could affect the tarpaulins. Moreover, the Company’s tarpaulins have an adequate amount of vinyl, which makes the products more durable in time and easier to repair.

PLASTEXTIL S.A.S. also uses a lamination process, i.e. the manufacture of a PVC film that is applied on a fabric, either on one side or both sides, according to the requirements of the customer. The appearance and properties of the final product depend on the type of the fabric in use. Through the lamination process are created products, such as lightweight textiles with excellent endurance to UV rays. The pigments utilised are of high quality, and for this reason PLASTEXTIL’s products are recognized to be among the best in the market in terms of durability, flexibility and colour fastness. The lamination process is also utilised for the development of promotional materials, liners and vinyl fabrics, among others.

PLASTEXTIL's products can come with a matt or gloss finish, namely acrylic and polyurethane finish, allowing for a better product performance against environmental agents, as well as easier cleaning.

In order to improve the performance of the products, a special finishing treatment can be applied:

  • Double side finishing treatment,
  • Additives to improve resistance to high and low temperatures,
  • Fire retardant finishing.

PLASTEXTIL S.A.S. has developed various types of fabrics for the military sector with applications in Homeland Security and combat environments. Among the products developed are external lining for bullet-proof vests, military, general purpose and ranch tents, as well as mobile stretchers, backpacks, igloo tents, ponchos and truck covers, among others. Such textiles are very specialized and are compliant with specific military standards.

PLASTEXTIL S.A.S. has also developed some special products for the Navy, such as fabrics for inflatable boats, boat tents, upholstery, flooring, roofing fabrics, etc. These products have special properties in order to withstand the extreme marine conditions.

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Contact info #1

Gustavo Vasquez Famaya
+57 4 444 2440 ext 633
Technical Director
+57 4 444 2440
Cra 44 N° 28-36, Medellin, Colombia

Coating Services

PLASTEXTIL offers finishing services to companies in the manufacturing sector for the finishing of fabrics and clothing items. The Company also specializes in the application of coatings namely, fire retardants, anti-fluid, antimicrobial agents, waterproofing, polyurethane materials, etc.

Military Fabrics

PLASTEXTIL S.A.S. has developed various types of fabrics for the military sector with applications in Homeland Security and combat environments. Among the products developed are external lining for bullet-proof vests, military, general purpose and ranch tents, as well as mobile stretchers, backpacks, igloo tents, ponchos and truck covers, among others. Such textiles are very specialized and are compliant with specific military standards.

Tarpaulins for Trucks and Jeeps

For the SUVs and trucks market, PLASTEXTIL offers two excellent fabrics, CHEROKEE and CHEYENNE that can be cut according to customers’ needs and are also available in different colours and prints.

Textiles for Tents, Awnings and Umbrellas

Commercial fabrics has been an important pillar for the company’s development and growth. PLASTEXTIL has established itself as a leader for this category, with products that suit the needs of the industrial, recreational and residential sectors. The company offers a wide range of materials that meet customers’ expectations in terms of price and delivery times.

PLASTEXTIL's products can come with a matt or gloss finish, such as acrylic and polyurethane, to improve product performance against environmental agents and allow easier cleaning.

A special finishing treatment can also be added:

• Double side finishing treatment,
• Additives to improve resistance to high and low temperatures,
• Fire retardant finishing.

The company’s products are made of highly resistant pigments, can withstand UV rays and are resistant to micro-organisms, such as algae, fungi and bacteria.

Sauleda Acrylic Textiles

In order to complement the product line of tents, awnings and umbrellas, PLASTEXTIL has created a strategic alliance with SAULEDA S.A., a renowned European manufacturer of acrylic canvas.

SAULEDA’s acrylic textiles come with a 10 year guarantee for protection against defects and the deterioration of the fibre and colours. These textiles provide high resistance to decay, ripping and environmental pollution and they are also air permeable and water repellent.

Tarpaulins for Heavy Duty Transport Vehicles

For many years PLASTEXTIL has been providing the ideal materials for the covering of heavy cargo trucks and jeeps.

These textiles are specially coated or laminated and are specifically engineered to withstand extreme weather conditions and provide an excellent resistance to UV rays.

Vehicle Covers

The rain, sun, dust and other weather conditions can damage the coating of vehicles. To prevent this, PLASTEXTIL has developed a full line of PVC laminated, non-woven fabric covers for vehicles. The line consists of three products: TEAM COVER, PAJAMAS COVER and COVER PLUS.

Industrial Clothing

PLASTEXTIL has in its product portfolio a specialized line of tarpaulins specifically designed for the clothing industry.

Medical Line

PLASTEXTIL has a specialised line of products to meet the needs of the hospital sector, namely linings for surgical beds, curtains, protective bed linen, etc. These products have antibacterial resistance, are easy to clean and disinfect and are resistant to organic fluids.

Tarpaulins for Marine Use

PLASTEXTIL S.A.S. has also developed some special products for the navy, such as fabrics for inflatable boats, boat tents, upholstery, flooring, roofing fabrics, etc. These products have special properties in order to withstand the extreme marine conditions. Some products of this line are the RACE CANVAS and the BOAT CANVAS.

Additionally, Sauleda provides excellent solutions for the marine environment, namely LAMILITE HR 2000, a flooring that provides resistance to the harsh marine environments.

Flooring Systems

This product line is one of the most traditional in PLASTEXTIL’s portfolio and offers a wide variety of options for customers’ needs. PLASTEXTIL’s floors are made of compact PVC and are categorized according to the level of use and ability to withstand extreme temperature changes.

Plastextil S.A.S.

  • Cra 44 N° 28 36, Medellin, Colombia
  • +57 4 444 2440 Ext.: 633
  • +57 4 444 2440
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