KUKA fabrics need to be treated with care ;) Here are some tips to follow in order to enjoy their quality and uniqueness for as long as possible:
Fabrics should not be rubbed together when wet nor wrung out. This is due to the print technology that we use - the print is most likely to be damaged on folds when wet.
During the first washing (both in washing machine or dry-cleaning) the excess of ink (not soaked during printing or fixation) is being rinsed. It may affect the initial look of the print.
Most vulnerable to washing are large areas printed in dark colours.
NANSUK, SATIN, PERKALE, LINEN, BAMBOO, LAWN
- wash in temperatures below 40 C/ 104 F
- use a gentle machine cycle
- spinning: max 400 rpm
Do not use bleach or any decolourisers nor strong stain removers.
We suggest to dry in a horizontal position and do not dry in tumble dryer.
For the best effect use dry-cleaning. This way fabrics will preserve their quality and uniqueness.
We recommend two types of dry-cleaning:
1. Water wash in the gentle cycle (in lower temperature). This one is the safest for KUKA fabrics due to the lower level of spinning.
2. Chemical wash in tetrachloroethylene in the gentle cycle (lower temperature). The effect is similar to the water wash.
Grammage describes how heavy a piece of the fabric is; it’s usually described by grams per square meter.
You could say that it tells us how heavy a square meter of a given fabric is.
Yes, our fabrics, wallpapers and posters are safe for children.
Firstly, our fabrics are certified by Oeko-tex Standard 100, a world-leading safety certificate for textile products. Products that receive this certificate are free of harmful substances in a concentration that could have negative effect on human health like pesticides, chlorophenols, formaldehyde, allergenic dyes, banned nitrogen-based dyes and extractable heavy metals.
Secondly, our wallpapers and posters have a DoP (Declaration of Performance) declaration confirming that they include no harmful compounds, such as PVC, heavy metals, solvents, formaldehyde, glass fiber. Cellulose used for production has FSC Certificate, and final wallpaper has CE marking, hygienic certificate and is certified B-s1, d0 fire retardant according to DIN EN 13501-1. Additionally vinyl coated non-woven fleece wallpaper has Bio-Pruf Anti-Bacterial wallcovering system (reducing the formation of unpleasant odors, molds, aesthetic problems on the surface).
Thirdly, we use water-based inks (pigment ink for fabrics and latex ink for wallpapers and posters) that are non-toxic.
Fourthly, our kids use the materials printed at KUKA :)