ProSoft Foodsafe Waterproof PUL fabric 150cm wide. 1mm thick, weight 155 gsm.
Available in increments of half a metre or a metre.
We use this fabric to line our handmade wet/dry bags, pot covers and reusable bread bags – it is brilliant! The fabric texture on one side is a light brushed polyester and the other a shiny pliable waterproof coating. The fabric is very flexible and when sewing it is much easier to sew with the brushed side of the fabric on the outside, however, when this is not possible, I would recommend that you place a layer of Vlieseline Stitch N Tear over the shiny side and sew through this rather than fight against the shine. I would also recommend that you use fabric clips to hold multiple layers of fabric together to prevent the PUL from being pierced unnecessarily.
The fabric washes beautifully and the manufacturer states that their tests show that it will withstand 300+ washes, which makes for a great reusable fabric for multiple purposes. You do get what you pay for, there are other brands out there which do not hold the same certifications, which may contain nasty chemicals and have not been tested as rigorously as this brand. When it comes to wrapping food I personally want to know that there is nothing nasty leaching out of the fabric and that is why I am happy to use this fabric to make snack and lunch bags for my children from it.
The manufacturer states its uses as being – The number one choice for lining snack and lunch bags, wet/dry bags, bakery bags, bibs and playmats, cloth diapers (nappies), wet bags, diaper bags and travel bags, shower curtains, outerwear, mattress covers, camping gear, hospital sheets and covers, sanitary and incontinence products & other waterproof products – and I must say that I agree with them completely.
The Manufacturers Product Description:
Uniquely food safe. The ONLY PUL to be tested for food safety. It is CPSIA certified, meeting stringent standards by the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission on lead and phthalates and flammability. It is also certified for repeated-use food storage per 21 CFR 175.300 and compliant with 21 CFR 177.1680 and 175.320.
Great durability – The top-selling food-safe fabric in the world which is durable and tested to withstand 300 washings.
Eco-friendly, super soft, breathable and flexible
Unique process permanently melt-bonds specially-treated TPU film to the fabric without toxic solvents. The process emits no toxic waste or VOC’s that are harmful to the environment.
The fabric is manufactured with no harmful chemicals or finishes in controlled conditions in American textile mills.
Dry: Tumble Medium
Iron: Warm iron if needed on the brushed fabric side only
Bleach: Only non-chlorine bleach if needed
Important note – The fabric has been tested to meet with the US Consumer market, through the CPSIA. This testing is stricter than that carried out in the UK. However, if you are making products to distribute and/or sell then we recommend that you seek advice about the food safe requirements in your country.