Batyline® mesh is a French-made material. It is an extremely durable and high quality material consisting of a polyester fiber covered by a coating of PVC, making it nearly impossible to tear. It is 100 percent synthetic and resistant to rot and mildew. It is also highly resistant to UV radiation and fading – although as with all materials left outdoors, slight discoloration is unavoidable over time. The membrane is flame retardant, although the material can melt near a heat source (e.g. from a cigarette burn). It can withstand temperature extremes, ranging from -30 degrees Celsius (-22 Fahrenheit) to 70 degrees Celsius (158 Fahrenheit). Direct contact against heat lamps, lights or other heat sources should be avoided.
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The flexibility of the material is ideal for clients who want to avoid the need for cushions. Also, its resilient properties make it an ideal material to place close to swimming pools or in other moist environments with chlorine or salt water. Batyline® mesh has a maximum stretch of only 3 percent, so expect very little sagging. It also has a memory – it will slowly regain its original shape after it has been used, especially when placed out in the sun. Avoid sharp objects from coming in contact with the material, as it can be cut.