Black Duck Canvas Products has a long established reputation for high quality and have developed over many years, a robust, well designed seat cover that will offer the best protection possible to your vehicle seats. Because of this reputation, they take quality control measures very seriously.
Quality to the Max
After researching many different seat covers, materials & construction methodologies worldwide, Black Duck Canvas believe they have developed the absolute best available product available anywhere for the protection of your vehicle seats, 4×4 seats & machinery seats to date.
Over the years Black Duck Canvas have been continually adjusting & modifying the composition & manufacturing processes to arrive at the carefully selected properties that they have identified as being essential to give the necessary strength & comfort that their seat covers now provide.
The end result of all the research and development is that they now have a specifically modified blend of cotton / polyester ‘canvas’ with the specifically required properties, manufactured on state of the art machinery right here in Australia, that gives the seat covers many special features and they have developed a system of manufacture exclusively suited to the product that they specialise in, Black Duck Seat Covers!
The use of the right mix of Polyester (the strength component) means these seat covers have a very high strength rating and they are extremely durable and hard wearing.
Several factors must be taken into account to give the maximum comfort without sacrificing the legendary durability. The cotton is part of the secret that provides the comfort, another is the proofing process. This involves a special blend of modified waterproofing and rotproofing agents being impregnated into the fabric itself. It is a very critical process which involves treating and also ‘heat setting’ the fabric through a system of huge machinery (the length of the complete line is around 60 meters) and it requires very close tolerances to achieve the correct desired results.
Some types of canvas are very harsh. The cotton mix and direction (the warp and the weft) is one of the key factors contributing to the comfort of Black Duck Seat Covers, and, as a result, comfort is maintained for long periods.
Max Water Resistance
Once again, the cotton / polyester mix and the treatment process has been refined over many years to come up with a waterproof product, which prevents stains on the seats from liquid spills. This also includes agents to prevent deterioration of the fabric structure from atmospheric effects, including the effects of UV radiation and mildew etc.
Seats need to breathe or they become musty and lose their ‘new car’ smell. Black Duck Seat Covers keep your seats like new and increase your resale value. You will find them comfortable to sit on all year round – not hot and sweaty like vinyl.
Eliminate wear caused by grit and dust. The sand grit and dust that gets into everything, penetrates through cloth type seat covers and eats away at your seat trim and stitching. Black Duck Seat Covers are fully dust proof and completely eliminate grit and even fine dust, from damaging your vehicle seats.
Max Safety (for Vehicles with Seat Fitted Airbags)
Side airbags are an important innovation in vehicle safety equipment for protecting occupants in side impact crashes. These airbags are designed to reduce the risk of injury to the pelvic and lower abdomen regions. These airbags may also offer protection in rollover crashes or when two vehicles collide at an angle.
Side airbags are generally fitted in the outer cushion of the front seats, in line with the occupants ribcage, and inflate between the seat occupant and the door.
You can check if the car is equipped with side airbags, or where they are located, by looking at the outer stitch point on the seat for a small tag that says “airbag”. In the case of a door-mounted airbag, there is usually a small plastic badge that says “airbag”.
For cars that have seat-mounted side airbags you should not fit non certified airbag compatible seat covers as they could interfere with the deployment of the airbags.
These are not to be confused with curtain airbags, which drop down from the roof along both sides of the cabin.
Black Duck airbag compatible range of seat covers are tested and certified by a government approved testing authority, to be fitted to selected vehicles with seat-fitted side airbags. They use technologically advanced manufacturing techniques which allow the required air bag release in the event of an accident, without compromising the safety of the vehicles occupants; for greater peace of mind. You can view a sample test report here.
Warning: Only those Black Duck Seat Covers that are labelled as being Air Bag Compatible are to be fitted to vehicles with seat mounted air bags. Black Duck seat covers must not be fitted to seats containing side impact airbag components unless they are the correct seat covers with the appropriate certification. 4WD Parts and/or Black Duck Canvas Products accepts no responsibility or liability if this warning is not adhered to.