The WorkPro™ Series was developed for Work Trucks such as the F150, Silverado, Dodge Ram, Tundra and Titan. We offer a selection of fabrics that can handle a variety of environments for Landscapers, Contractors, Construction sites, Mining operations, Oil and Gas fields etc.
1. Hygienic Automotive Vinyl Seat Covers are a cornerstone for Base Work Trucks in the Automotive Industry. It may be offered as an OEM Entry Level fabric, but it has stood the test of time as a Classic material. It’s easy to Wipe Clean, it Blocks Water and Dirt from penetrating through to the original auto upholstery. During the Pandemic, it attracted the attention of Ford Ambulances, Food Delivery, Police, Firefighters, Toyota Taxi Cabs etc. as a seating surface that could easily be disinfected to provide sanitary seating for the occupants of the vehicles.
2. Northwest Outlaw Saddle Blanket Seat Covers were popular in the 1970s throughout North America. They featured a modernized version of the Mexican Saddle Blanket material with multi-color yarns throughout the material and Solid Color Stripes representing the main color. It’s a very heavy woven fabric with a very rough acrylic backing. The acrylic scratches and devalues leather interiors and leaves a bunch of acrylic shavings on the original upholstery.
We Upgraded the Quality of the Backing and changed it from acrylic to a soft Non-Woven material. With this change, it now gently buffs factory leather interiors, leaving them unharmed and the backing also acts like a dust catcher not allowing dust to grind into the original material. Although its national popularity has diminished, it is still a very popular fabric for Chevy Silverado Seat Covers in the Western United States and Western Canadian Provinces.
3. Northwest’s Ballistic Seat Covers feature a 1050 Denier weight with bright reflective yarns. It’s has an attractive pattern that’s a cross between an Oxford Weave and a Cotton Twill design. This is a Durable Heavy Weight fabric with DWR (Durable Water Repellant) Top-Coat and Polyurethane Under-Coat for fabric stability and Extra Waterproof Protection. It can handle heavier weight, but depending on how much use it gets, it’s not as Abrasion Resistant as the next fabric. Under most conditions it is a very good performer.
4. Atomic 600 Denier fabric is the go-to material among Heavy Industry clients. It features a 600 x 600 polyester construction that is very tightly woven to increase the density of yarns per square inch. (Similar Competitor materials only have a 300 x 600 construction) This is our most versatile fabric and is used as an Accent fabric with a wide variety of our other materials such as Camo and OEM. It also features a DWR (Durable Water Repellant) Top-Coat and Polyurethane Under-Coat for extra sturdiness and Extra Waterproof Protection. Over the years it has become a fan favorite for F150 and Dodge Ram Seat Covers.
When we first consider a fabric we always look at the Wyzenbeek test results.
This is also known as the double rub test. This is a durability test that was developed by 20th century inventor Andrew Wyzenbeek. A piece of automotive fabric is placed on top of a half-cylinder covered in a #8 cotton duck fabric. The half-cylinder then rocks back and forth simulating, in this case, the action of someone sliding into his car seat and sliding out. This is one double rub.
The second factor we look at is UV light protection. After many test samples, we decided to include a grade 3.5 UV light protective coating (200 hrs). The fabric will still fade over time but, at a much slower rate. Grade 1 coatings leave fabric feeling very natural but, with almost no protection, the color black would turn to brown in one year. Grade 5 coating does a very good job for protection but, makes the fabric quite stiff. Outdoor furniture is often receive grade 4.0 – 5.0 coatings.
The third consideration is flammability. Our fabrics are FR coating and depending on the style of fabric they’ll pass either the FMVSS302 (Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard) or CPAI 84 Sections 5 and 6.
The fourth aspect we take into consideration is a fabric’s ability to provide waterproof protection. Most of our fabrics offer high water repellency or are waterproof. Just as with outerwear, at some point due to normal use, the effectiveness of a fabric’s ability to repel water will diminish. You can restore the fabric by either spraying Scotchgard on our O.E fabrics or a DWR (Durable Water Repellant) on any of our others.
Technology has really changed what we can do with fabrics. A good example of that is the family of camouflage fabrics we offer. Realtree, Mossy Oak, and Fishouflage all require as many as 10 screens to produce the camo seat cover patterns we all love.
Our fabrics really shine in HD because of the quality of the image when using heat transfer paper and the fact that we use durable 600 denier polyester fabrics.