Today, Pointe has the largest selection of faux leathers in the world. With thousands of stocked SKU's, Pointe has become synonymous with dependable quality and innovation.
AIR SI, silicone hybrid fabric was launched. With unparalleled soft hand/touch and pure matte/waxy surface, it is not only aesthetically beautiful, but one of the most durable coated fabric passing one million double rubs. 3 patterns of 24 colors each were launched.
Silicone Hybrid, new technological break-thru was achieved by combining silicone with polyurethane base. This patent-pending technology created new coated fabric category - inherent ink/stain resistant silicone top, and performance driven polyurethane base – the best of both worlds. Silicone is now affordable to all industries. Ultra-soft, pure matte/waxy, AIRE SI and digitally created ATELIER VIRTUAL are the two product lines launched.
FAUX LEATHER COLOR SOURCE BOOK was introduced in conjunction with selected distributors. The binder contained over 1,400 sku’s organized by color. This has become the only reference designers would ever need when selecting coated fabrics.
New silicone fabric is successfully developed under the name of ZIRO. Produced in pure silicones with zero solvents or PVC/PU, zero anti-bacteria chemical, zero flame retardant, it is the greenest fabric that passes CAL-01350 with extreme strength, and unsurpassed ink/stain resistance.
ZENUS, new breed of graffiti-free textile was born. The concept of ZENUS emerged after launching the first graffiti-free faux leather in the industry. The benefits and widespread usage of this technology on faux leathers compelled us to embark on creating a graffiti-free textile. After many years of trial & error, ZENUS was born that exceeds even the highest of our expectations. Created with multiple patents, ZENUS is marketed through the authorized distributors all over the globe.
New SKINTEX HP formulation was developed and put under production. It is virtually unbreakable with the best performance properties in the industry proven by vigorous comparison tests. Millions of yards of SKINTEX were sold over the 15 year period, and became the industry standard of the performance polyurethanes.
Pointe launched its textile division, which includes wovens, velvets and blackouts. The CONTEXTURE collection brings to the customers, affordable yet durable woven materials.
After years of R&D, Pointe launched the industry's FIRST ink-resistant / graffiti-free faux leather to the market, SKINTEX-SF. With this new technology, all stains and pen marks can easily be wiped away with just a dry towel. This is in addition to being bleach and alcohol cleanable. This breakthrough revolutionized the contract market in terms of durability and cleaning, and made many companies scramble to emulate its technology.
Pointe launched NUVTEX collection, its first running vinyl line with exclusive Natural Surfacing Technology. Utilizing unique technologies such as urethane baking, spray printing, free flow ink printing, etc., the deep texture and natural look of NUVTEX helped push Pointe to the mainstream.
Pointe International was founded in 1993 by Samuel K. Jung, with 20 years of coated fabric experience in a multinational company.
Material creation is accelerated, and many new technologies are being perfected for the birth of new category of the products.
Pure 100% silicone, ZIRO (R) is officially launched in Jun., 2016 with initial 3 patterns of 24 colors each immediately available through authorized distributors. It is the most eco-friendly coated fabric to date with inherently ink/stain resistant properties.
Digitally created, ultra-strong BEYOND vinyl line was successfully developed. With its exclusive ClearShield TM + Graffiti-Free (R) technology, it passes 500,000 double rubs, and the surface is beyond reach of scratches or harsh cleaning chemicals. The surface is created digitally and textured to have the utmost aesthetic appeal. Beyond is one of the strongest vinyls in the marketplace, and customers can feel safe and relieved at last.
New ATELIER line of innovative coated fabrics was launched. DIMENSIONAL, IMPRESSED METALLICS, BEADED and PLEATED are the first introduced. All are the first in the world, and swept many industry awards with great popularity.
All CONTESSA line of polyurethanes are being upgraded to ultra-strong, solvent/DMF free CONTESSA+. It has extreme surface strength with 10 weeks hydrolysis, and complies with California 01350 VOC standard for healthy environment. CONTESSA+ will be the workhorse for the next century as a true, full leather grip, polyurethane alternative to genuine leathers.
Pointe initiated the industry's first move away from the use of phthalates in vinyls. All new PVC production was switched to "Green Vinyl Formulation" eliminating the use of phthalates, formaldehydes & heavy metals to be in compliance with California Proposition 65.
Due to ever-increasing stock, we have moved our warehousing complex to a larger, state-of-the-art, 100,000 sq. ft. facility in Northvale, NJ, just 25 minutes outside of Manhattan, New York City.
With the extreme success of the SKINTEX-SF graffiti-free line, Pointe introduced NEW WAVE, a PVC graffiti-free line. NEW WAVE Visage and Prima were the first two patterns introduced.
Launched CONTESSA, a line of polyurethanes known for its soft touch and full leather grip. An affordable, luxury green alternative to PVC.
The polyurethane faux leather collection, SKINTEX, was launched in 1999. The first pattern unveiled was an ostrich design inspired by the fashion runway. Coated fabrics in the market before this point were mostly basic and institutional looks. With the launch of the new haute look patterns, SKINTEX helped fuel an explosive growth in the use of faux leathers.