Panaz, manufacturer of ntract fabrics for the cruise sector, will be attending this year’s Cruise Ship Interiors (CSI) Design Expo Americas 2023 at the Miami Beach Convention Centre.
Throughout the show, which is taking place on the 6th – 7th June, Panaz’s team will be available on stand 801 to showcase its Neon Noir range, whilst discussing the importance of fire retardancy and the benefits of fabric anti-microbial protection for latest industry projects, the company said.
Panaz’s Neon Noir collection is influenced by environmental issues, including single-use plastic waste and the iconic graphics of the 1980s.
Arranged within a setting of bold colours and meta-morphosising nature with symbols of waste and decay, the contract fabrics collection combines bold images with powerful messages, Panaz claimed.
Neon Noir features three unique digital print designs that can be reproduced on a variety of basecloth options suitable for upholstery, curtains, cushions and accessories.
This provides designers with the freedom to incorporate the collection into a variety of design schemes as a leading feature, in a range of designs and spaces, such as cabins or restaurants.
Neon Noir can be printed on basecloths that provide contract quality flame retardancy, as well as Panaz’s Shieldplus anti-microbial technology, which delivers long-lasting protection against viruses and bacteria.
The basecloths have also undergone the Wyzenbeek Rubs testing process, demonstrating the fabrics’ ability to meet the requirements of the most demanding environments.
Dafydd Watkins, Panaz Head of Global Cruise Sales, said: “At Panaz we know that the cruise industry presents designers with a really challenging commercial environment. With Panaz’s experience and commitment to innovation and design, we are positioned at the forefront of industry advancements and are committed to long-lasting, productive relationships with our clients, providing them with technically superior fabrics without design compromise.
“This is why we are delighted to be able to offer engaging and evocative designs like Neon Noir that still meet the needs of the cruise industry,” he said.
Panaz will also be discussing the fire retardancy specifications required for the cruise industry, including marine standard IMO testing, as well as the EU Marine Equipment Directive (MED) Wheelmark and the importance of achieving both standards, without compromising on aesthetics.