You say P-U-L I say PUL. But lets face it, both are easier to say than than polyurethane laminated fabric! But what is PUL?
It was originally used in creating medical materials where they needed a durable material that could be washed and dried many times, but it’s used most extensively now in reusable nappies and diaper wraps.
A variety of fabrics or fabric blends, such as 100% cotton weaves, cotton/polyester blends, or pure polyester knits can be laminated and all are known as PUL. For nappies though polyester-based PULs are the best as they prevent wicking far better compared to cotton (which can suck moisture to the exterior of the nappy making it damp).
It’s waterproof so well suited to the task of being the outside layer. It can be produced in loads of print designs and so it’s not only practical it’s great to look at too. It is also breathable and has a slight cross-grain stretch so is great for making wet bags for nappies and swimwear.
It is very thin and light – most of ours is 1mm thick and approx 155 GSM. When coupled with suede cloth as a lining, it makes a particularly lightweight and slim nappy that is durable and reliably waterproof.
It is machine washable up to 60C and can be dry-cleaned.
We stock a wide range range of PUL fabric in plain and print designs.