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Old 12-09-2012, 04:07 PM   #21
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Re: How long does PUL last?

It depends on the type of PUL. I think I read the 'hot melt' produced PUL lasts about 100 washings. You can tell you have hot melt PUL if you look at the shiny side a see little adhesive dots. Solvent method produced PUL will last forever. I had Thirsties covers delam and crack by about 9 months of use and Flip covers after about a year. My BGs are still going strong after over 3 years of use.

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Old 12-09-2012, 07:54 PM   #22
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Re: How long does PUL last?

Seems like most PUL is rated by the manufacturer for 100-300 washes, depending on the manufacturer and type of PUL. The "dot"/non-solvent kind may not last as long, but is much more environmentally friendly. Personally I have some pockets (I think with solvent PUL) that have been used 9 years and are still going strong. Bummis uses 2 mil PUL, which tends to last long. But all PUL will wear down more quickly if any residue is left on the PUL while it is dried in the dryer. It really needs to be residue free before going into the dryer to help it last. I think when this doesn't happen is when we see covers that start to leak after 6-9 months.
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Re: How long does PUL last?

Seems like most PUL is rated by the manufacturer for 100-300 washes, depending on the manufacturer and type of PUL. The "dot"/non-solvent kind may not last as long, but is much more environmentally friendly. Personally I have some pockets (I think with solvent PUL) that have been used 9 years and are still going strong. Bummis uses 2 mil PUL, which tends to last long. But all PUL will wear down more quickly if any residue is left on the PUL while it is dried in the dryer. It really needs to be residue free before going into the dryer to help it last. I think when this doesn't happen is when we see covers that start to leak after 6-9 months.
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