Thread: Why use PUL?
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Old 04-30-2006, 07:57 AM   #5
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Re: Why use PUL?

Originally Posted by Hillbilly Bunny
Yes, it's more breathable, softer, and more durable then nylon
What makes PUL more durable? Nylon is basically plastic, so I figure it probably lasts for just about ever. It does it landfills anyway. I just figured out that I have diapers made of nylon (which is what gave me the idea to look), and they are my most reliable diapers. When I pour water on the nylon it puddles up like on a rain coat and just sits there.

I have a question about breathability, too. Just because a fabric doesn't let water through, doesn't mean it can't let air through, right? Water is a much bigger molecule than air, I think, so couldn't nylon and PUL be about as breathable (which isn't much anyway).

On a side note, I tried sewing with it last night, and it's a pain in the butt. I think I'm going to try fusing the layers together before I sew.
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