PALMA ULTRA CRUISE LAMINATE
Palma is a composite laminate made with Recycled white rPET and white Ultra PE. The visual appearance is a full white sail.
PALMA ULTRA CRUISE= WHITE FIBER
New Palma Cruise Laminate line are cutting edge, UPE enhanced fabrics specifically designed for modern cruising boats and sailors who are interested in performance and good sail shape while enjoying their leisure time on the water. Cruisers like to go fast as well!
UPE is short for UHMWPE, which is an acronym for the chemical name of branded fibers like Spectra and Dyneema. UPE is a high modulus fiber like aramid (Kevlar) and carbon fiber. This means the fiber is very low stretch, which is important for good shaping holding, the key to boat speed. But unlike Aramid and carbon, UPE fiber is very tough and durable. It is exceptional in UV (much better than Dacron), hydrophobic (does not absorb water), and all but impossible to cut or tear, making it the perfect high modulus fiber for cruising sailcloth. The result is a high performance sail able to carry high loads without sail shape distortion, and at the same time being extremely durable and long lasting.
- Five styles with increasing density of warp fiber inserts.
- Polyester taffetas on both sides, which increase in weight on the heavier styles, for better abrasion and UV resistance.
- Low stretch.
- High durability.
- High percentage of re-cycled materials.
- No solvents or PFAS chemicals.