Polyester is a plastic, invented in Britain in the early 1940s by two gentlemen working with synthetic polymers. In the 1950s, it be comes popular for its easy care, drape, and versatility.
Polyester is slippery and silky in feel.
Polyester fabrics have a "less natural" feel when compared to similarly woven fabrics made from natural fibers, e.g., cotton.
Nylon is a synthetic fabric made from petroleum products. It was developed in the 1930s
Nylon is light in weight, good tensile strength. It also takes dye easily.
Like most petroleum products, it has a very slow decay rate, which unfortunately results in the accumulation of exhausted nylon products in landfills around the world.
Round, smooth, and shiny filament fibers
Pongee is the most suitable fabric for umbrella products in recent years. It is a soft thin woven cloth. Umbrellas made in China are very likely to be made from a mixture of Polyester and Pongee.
Pongee is valued for its light weight, incredible tensile strength, durability, dye easy and resistance to damage.
Smooth, soft and Non-shiny characteristic makes Pongee looks like natural fabric such as cotton.
PVC is called Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
It is the only material can make the transparency canopy.
It is cheap, easy to assemble and durable.
However, it is easy to stick together, therefore manufacturer need to place powders on the canopy.
Degrade very slowly. In some cases, burning plastic can release toxic fumes
Environmental friendly fabric.
Oxford fabric is widely used in outdoor or beach umbrella.
Oxford cloth utilizes a warp that that combines two fine filaments that are woven together to create a basket weave pattern that is sturdy.
Nano+ umbrella use Nano technology mimics the lotus effect with nanotechnology. It achieves superior water, oil, soil repellency and excellent UV-blocking effect. Nano+ umbrella use fiberglass and aluminum as the main frame and shaft material to enhance the windproof effect but light in weight.