The evolution of outdoor furniture: A dive into technical fabric advancements

Outdoor furniture endures a barrage of weather conditions year-round, from UV exposure to rain and mould. Hence, the fabrics used must not only be technically advanced but also highly resistant. Recognising this need, Serge Ferrari, a leading manufacturer of flexible composite materials, has developed two specialised product ranges for outdoor furniture applications: Batyline and Stamskin.

Technically advanced and highly resistant outdoor fabrics by Serge Ferrari

The Batyline range, powered by innovative Smart Yarn technology, offers high dimensional stability, making it perfect for both sling and upholstery applications. Meanwhile, the Stamskin range, featuring Smart Coating technology, excels in resilience and durability, making it an excellent choice for upholstery.

Endorsed by prominent international outdoor furniture manufacturers, Batyline has revolutionised outdoor living comfort. This 100% recyclable fabric, known for its cool and breathable properties, offers exceptional durability. Its versatility allows integration with various frame materials, from teak to aluminium, blending modernity with lightness seamlessly.

The latest addition to the Batyline range, Elios, introduces a patented weave that combines performance and durability with a unique softness. Phthalate-free and easy to clean, Elios ensures a healthy and comfortable outdoor experience year-round.

Batyline Elios outdoor upholstery fabric is Phthalate-free and easy to clean

Serge Ferrari understands the pivotal role fabric plays in distinguishing outdoor furniture brands. Hence, the Group develops its own pigments to offer a diverse palette of colours and shades, available in various finishes and textures. For over three decades, leading outdoor furniture brands such as Expormim, Roda and Fermob have trusted Serge Ferrari fabrics for their distinctive design and unparalleled technical properties.

Technically advanced and highly resistant outdoor fabrics by Serge Ferrari

Committing to sustainability with Batyline and Stamskin

Committed to minimising environmental impact, Serge Ferrari prioritises the development of longer-lasting quality fabrics. Both Batyline and Stamskin fabrics are ISO 14001 and Greenguard Gold certified, as well as phthalate-free. Most Batyline products also carry Oeko-Tex certification, ensuring they meet stringent environmental and human health standards.

Outdoor fabric for colour-fastness, abrasion resistance, cleanability, fire resistance, and broad colour palette

Advantages within the Stamskin range from Serge Ferrari

Within the Stamskin range, all three fabrics — Stamskin Top, Stamskin Top Club, and Stamskin Zen — meet the highest technical and aesthetic standards. Stamskin Top, known for its durability and ease of maintenance, is ideal for intensive-use outdoor furniture. Stamskin Zen, on the other hand, offers antimicrobial and antiviral properties, making it perfect for healthcare, wellness, and childcare facilities.

In addition to its fine grain and compliance with cytotoxicity standards, Stamskin Zen stands out for its virucidal and antibacterial qualities. Phthalate-free and easy to clean, Stamskin Zen ensures a hygienic and safe environment for users, making it the ideal choice for medical contexts, wellness centres, and kindergartens alike.

The evolution of outdoor furniture fabric signifies a shift towards not only aesthetics but also functionality and sustainability. With innovative solutions like Batyline and Stamskin, Serge Ferrari continues to lead the way in redefining outdoor living experiences.

Synchron Markings is the local distributor of Stamskin and Batyline in Southern Africa. For more information, contact us on

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