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Waterproof backing is a TPU plastic material with fire retardant properties fused to the back of fabrics to provide a liquid protection barrier designed for upholstery usage and much more.

This backing offers a range of impressive characteristics such as; excellent wear and tear, puncture resistance and good environmental durability to chemicals and bacteria suitable for the textile and medical industry.

This backing is often the designer’s preferred material because it offers outstanding design flexibility with its range and combination of useful properties, safety approvals and recyclability.


This waterproof barrier for upholstery must be used in conjunction with a schedule 3 interliner or fabric FR Backcoated before lamination.*Face fabric must be FR Treated before sending for backing service for commerical usage.

What can you use this for?

TPU is used in demanding technical applications across a wide range of industries including medical, personal protection, construction, textile, aerospace, automotive and recreation.

The applications are almost endless as this material is found all around us - in our homes as textiles and insulation, our hospitals as medical devices, our work place as furniture and soft touch surfaces, our cars as acoustic isolation and protective coverings, our aircraft as adhesive and inflatables, and even our clothes as waterproof linings. 


  • Eco-friendly

  • Resistance to hydrocarbons, chemicals, ozone, bacteria and fungus

  • Puncture resistance

  • Reinforces fabric

  • Liquid protection

  • Protects against wear-and-tear

  • Maintains the original quality of your material

  • Easy to cut and sew

  • Soft handle and flexible


Technical Specifications

Service Code: TPU/FR (Fire Retardant Waterproof Backing)

Composition: Thermoplastic Polyurethane

Width: 150cm

Weight: 122gsm

Colour: Cream

*must be used in conjunction with a schedule 3 interliner or fabric FR Backcoated before lamination.

It is recommended you send a fabric sample once processed with the service(s) required to a verified fire testing laboratory to test and receive certification of compliance for your intended application as a finished product.

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