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FAQs

GENERAL

What does ATEX stand for?

Where is ATEX material manufactured? 

 

TECHNICAL

What does the four digit number after ATEX stand for?

Can you provide ATEX with different colours on the front and back face?

Can ATEX be supplied with stripes? 

Will silicone attract dirt more easily than other polymers?

What is the maximum width of ATEX?

 

 

Q: What does ATEX stand for? 

 
A: ATEX is short for "Architectural TEXtiles".

 

Q: Where is ATEX material manufactured? 

 
A: In Sherborne, the South-West of England, UK

 

Q: What does the four digit number after ATEX stand for?

 
A: The Four digit number refers to the minimum tensile strength in Newton per 5 cm . 
 


Q: Can you provide ATEX with different colours on the front and back face?

 
A: Yes, this is possible and subject to minimum order quantities. 

 

Q: Can ATEX be supplied with stripes?

 
A: No, stripe effects maybe achieved by printing with silicone based inks or by fixing cut strips in a different colour using silicone adhesives.  
 


Q: Will silicone attract dirt more easily than other polymers?

 
A: Other standard silicone coatings will attract dirt much quicker and cleaning will require more effort; however, all ATEX materials are finished with a hard silicone based top coat on both faces, which provides a “slick” surface to reduce soiling and the attraction of dirt long term. 
 


Q: What is the maximum width of ATEX?

 
A: The maximum width ATEX can be supplied as is 3050 mm.