Antimicrobial Solar Control and Outdoor Fabrics by Phifer and Microban®

Phifer Incorporated is a leading manufacturer of insect screening, solar control fabrics, outdoor furniture and cushion fabrics plus other related engineered mesh and wire products.

Mold and mildew are the sworn enemies of outdoor fabric. These microorganisms thrive on heat and humidity and when they get a foothold in your fabric, they can be extremely destructive and even leave your brand- new cushions and upholstery slimy, smelly and stained. They can also cause structural damage to the fibers and shorten the overall life of your fabric.


Antibacterial fabric that has been treated with Microban​ has a huge leg up on untreated fabric of the same type. Antimicrobial fabric is easier to maintain and much less likely to have to be replaced due to damage from harmful odor and stain causing bacteria.

Microban also enhances the durability of Phifer fabric. Mold and mildew literally eat away at fabric, which can cause weak spots, splitting and tearing. By keeping microorganisms at bay, Microban​ can extend the lifetime of your fabric and outdoor furniture.

Phifer fabrics with exclusive Microban antimicrobial protection are produced to inhibit the growth of bacteria, mold and mildew that can cause stains, odors and degrade the fabric. As Microban protection is infused into the fabrics during manufacturing, Microban technology provides continuous cleanliness protection against microbes, keeping shades and blinds cleaner and fresher for longer than ever before.


Available in a range of colors and openness factors, SheerWeave® fabrics can be used to create an array of different window treatments such as Roman shades, solar roller shades and vertical blinds. SunTex® exterior sun shading mesh, Phifertex®designed fabrics for outdoor furniture applications, and TuffScreen® heavy duty insect screening are other Phifer fabrics with Microban protection are GREENGUARD ® certification to ensure environmental safety and superior indoor air quality performance.


Phifer fabrics with Microban antimicrobial product protection can also be used across a wide array of industries, including building construction, healthcare and hospitality.

All of Phifer's vinyl-coated polyester mesh fabrics are infused with Microban protection.

Phifertex® might be right for you if …

  • You live in an area with frequent inclement weather or extreme seasons
  • You want to protect your sling furniture investment with a fabric that will not rip, fade or sag
  • You want to change the color or pattern of your current sling chair
  • You want a fabric that is GREENGUARD® Certified
  • You desire a fabric infused with mold, mildew and odor-fighting capabilities like Microban®
  • You care about outdoor fabric made in the U.S.A.

Phifer materials with Microban antimicrobial technology offers added protection anywhere you can imagine.

Check out the Microban and Phifer marine case study here!