PVC Fabric-Backing Alternatives for Bags/Packs/etc?


(double post, also in Softgoods)

I’m a professional industrial designer in the softgoods industry- I design bags, packs, soft cases, and other similar products.

Over the next several months, my company is trying to adopt a PVC-free manufacturing initiative, among other Earth-friendly practices.

Can anyone offer some suggestions for a PVC fabric backing alternative?

We’re currently using PU, even triple PU coating, but it does not have the same unique performance characteristics as PVC.

As of now- we’re using a variety of Nylon fabrics, polyesthers, polyurethane, and canvas blends in the manufacturing of our products.

Suggestions? Pros? Cons?

Thank you- take care.