Milton (Leicester) Ltd are the sole UK agent and distributor for Ferrari® a manufacturer of innovative technological fabrics utilizing high performance recyclable composite membranes for marquees, tents and structures.
We have been proud to supply Weatherill Brothers Marquees for many years, who produce marquees of an excellent quality using the best technical materials available on the market. Our marquee fabrics are manufactured using the unique and exclusive patented Ferrari Precontraint® technology.
In this process the high tenacity polyester base fabric is under constant tension in both the warp and weft direction during the coating process. When the high performance surface polymers are applied, both the warp and weft yarns are completely straight and the tension produces a flat coating surface, allowing a thicker coating to be applied compared to conventional coated fabrics.
This results in the following advantages:
Ensures exceptional dimensional stability almost identical in both warp and weft directions.
Excellent resistance to elongation. The stability and regularity of the yarns result in 3 times less elongation in the weft direction than conventional coated fabrics.
A greater coating thickness for outstanding longevity. The Ferrari Precontraint® technology produces a lighter weight fabric and a thicker surface coating protecting the yarns. This technique provides greater ease of handling and a longer life due to the added protection from UV light and other adverse environmental conditions.
After coating our marquee fabrics are treated with a high performance lacquer (an alloy of fluorinated and acrylic resins). This helps to maintain the appearance of the structures over time.
The Ferrari® 502S marquee fabric supplied to Weatherill Brothers also comes with a 5 year limited warranty, CR treated Yarns (capillary resistant yarns to help avoid wicking) and is flame retardant to BS 7837. We have also recently achieved a Euro class rating of B S2 d0 according to the European norm EN13501-1.
Like Weatherill Brothers, Ferrari has a total quality and environmental approach. Ferrari are ISO 9001 registered and obtained its first ISO 14001 certification in 2003.
In recent years Ferrari have developed the Texyloop® technology specifically for the recycling of composite PVC membranes and textiles. Through the management of its end of life products Ferrari® are committed to sustainable development.
We look forward to many more successful years of business with the dedicated team at Weatherill Brothers.
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