Volar Bio | Macaw

Upholstery fabrics from Ultrafabrics

Product description

A hybrid by design, the Volar Bio collection is the first of its kind and incorporates renewable, biobased materials. Designed to support eco-friendly specifications, Volar Bio combines subtle organic texturing with a semi-lustrous base. The unique matte surface will add a touch of understated elegance to any setting, without compromising the unrivalled performance of Ultrafabrics. Volar Bio has been recognized by PETA’s Vegan Homeware Award 2020, winning the organisation’s prestigious Innovation Award.

Application: Interior Upholstery

General Specifications
Proprietary Polycarbonate + Biobased Surface
65% Polyester, 35% Rayon Backing
Approx. 12.1 oz. Per Square Yard
Approx. 410 Grams Per Square Metre
Approx. 1.15 Millimetres
54 Inches / 137 Centimetres

ASTM D4157 / 300,000 Double Rubs (Wyzenbeek)*
BS EN ISO 12947-2 / 200,000 Rubs (Martindale)*
*meets or exceeds
14+ Weeks
ASTM D3690 Sect. 6.11 (Hydrolytic Stability)
ISO 1419 Method C (Accelerated Ageing)
Biobased Carbon Content:
ASTM D6866-18 (Method B)
ISO 16620-2; 2015
Adhesion of Coating: ASTM D751
Tear Strength: ASTM D2261
Breaking Strength: ASTM D751
Tensile Strength: BS EN ISO 1421

Light: AATCC 16.3, 200 Hours, Grade 4
ISO 105 B02, Grade 6
Crocking: AATCC 8, Grade 4-5 Wet & Dry

Flammability Requirements
• ASTM E84 (Adhered) - Class A
• CA TB 117 - Pass
• FMVSS 302 & 95/28 Annex IV - Pass
• NFPA 260 - Class 1
• UFAC - Class 1
These fabrics, when treated and/or used with other compatible
furniture components, have been shown to perform under the fire
test conditions of:
• ASTM E84 (Unadhered)
• BS 5852 Source 0, 1 & 5
• IMO FTPC Part 8 (Cig, Match & Crib 5)
• BS EN 1021 Parts 1 & 2


The first biobased high-performance fabric, Volar Bio is revolutionary in design and style. Committed to reducing our dependency on finite resources, we have incorporated renewable, plant-based materials into the multiple layers of our proprietary construction. Proudly touting a 29% Bio Preferred Program Label, Volar Bio was created for the designs of tomorrow. Maintaining the unrivaled performance of all Ultrafabrics materials, Volar Bio is bleach cleanable with an organic texture will provide a contemporary aesthetic to any setting.

Volar Bio received the Innovation award in the 2020 PETA UK Vegan Homeware awards, and most recently won the textile category of the 2021 Good Design Awards.

• Proudly touts a 29% BioPreferred Program Label
• Blends renewable plant-based and forestry materials into the multiple layers of our
proprietary Takumi™ Technology
• Combines forward-thinking innovation with unrivaled performance
• Reduces dependence on fossil fuel resources
• Designed to support eco-friendly specifications
• BioPreferred Program Certified, U.S. Department of Agriculture
• SCS Indoor Advantage Gold Certified and REACH compliant
• Tested to the ISO Standard
Manufacturer Ultrafabrics
Family Volar Bio
Architonic ID 20284420
Order number 630-2725

Also available in 14 other variants

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