Solutions Showcase: Covering All the Possibilities
Cover Material Sales Inc., Worcester, Mass.
(800) 225-7132 or (508) 771-4900
Products: CM cialux—a dyed and finely woven rayon cloth with tissue-paper backing, imported from Italy. The substrate may be foil-stamped, screen-printed and blind-stamped, and is available in 27 colors. CM Sedona 17 Cover—simulates the feel of kidskin leather. Aqueous coating on both sides makes it resistant to moisture and staining. CM econo-cloth—a 100-percent-cotton base with a durable, aqueous acrylic coating. CM C-cloth—an aqueous, acrylic-impregnated cloth that meets American National Standards Institute and National Association for State Textbook Administrators standards for C-Group bookcloth. Available in 16 colors. Well-suited to textbooks, reference, trade and library binding. CM amari—a bonded leather manufactured with 100-percent leather fibers. Available in four colors. Often used for Bibles, diaries, portfolios, hymnals and photo albums. CM amari plus also available, in eight colors, with calf embossing.
Cromwell Leather Group, Mamaroneck, N.Y.
Products: Cromwell Bonded Leathers—comprising 300+ products from four distinct product lines (Taratan, Taratan II, Excel-Tan and Eurobind), designed to look and smell like Cromwell Genuine Leathers. Can be shipped in rolls or sheets.
Ecological Fibers Inc., Lunenburg, Mass.
Products: Rainbow Coated Cover Materials—solvent-free, manufactured with environmentally sound, water-based acrylic coatings. Available in a variety of prints, embossing, finishes and colors. Rainbow Book Cloths—paper-backed textiles featuring rich colors and consistent weaves.
FiberMark, Brattleboro, Vt.
Products: FiberMark offers 50+ brands, including: Beluga by Skivertex—a specialty material reminiscent of luxurious, aquatic leathers popular in the 1800s; Cheshire Linen Cover—a linen-finish cover stock with a durable matte coating; Iridescents by Corvon—a latex-saturated cover material with iridescent coating; Kensington by Skivertex—a “luxurious” bonded leather; Kivar Sutton—a lightweight, latex-saturated cover material that simulates the look of cloth; Silktouch Thermo by Skivertex—“the look and feel of soft, nubuck leather,” with a thermo-reactive coating; Suedel Luxe—a “velvety” faux suede; and Tacca Flauto—an alternative to leather.