About Unica Textiles

Unica Textile Mills SA has a proud history of manufacturing industrial fabrics, like Rip Stop Canvas and PVC canvas. The family owned company boasts decades of experience in the textiles industry, operating a fully integrated manufacturing facility in Pretoria West.

A level 1 B-BBEE company, the Unica factory is the first of its kind in South Africa. Here the full production cycle, from the preparation of raw materials through to the fabrication of finished product (tents, tarpaulins and protective wear) is done under one roof

The depth of experience of our staff means that we constantly work to the highest quality standards. Our aim is to constantly innovate and satisfy our clients’ needs, without compromising quality. To this end, Unica even has its own in-house laboratory and testing facility.

In this state-of-the art laboratory the correct coating chemicals, additives and dyes are mixed according to Unica’s proprietary recipe, ensuring a superior end product that adheres to both local (SABS) and international standards (ASTM 1019). Several quality control tests are performed throughout the production process and all final products are graded in terms of their finish and strength.

We pride ourselves on being flexible, allowing low minimum order quantities to make our product range accessible to more customers. We ensure fast turnaround times on any order by carrying sufficient stock of the most popular lines.

Unica offers clients comprehensive logistics support with an extensive fleet of vehicles, offering deliveries throughout southern Africa.

UNICA Textile Mills
Textile Recipe

Proprietary recipe

Different pastes for different products contain various ingredients (PVC, colour pigments, stabilisers, additives for water and stain resistance, anti-static, anti-fungal, flame retardant) to give the final products the desired qualities.

Quality Assurance

We are dynamic and forward thinking in our approach to business and are truly committed to meeting our customer’s needs for textiles that perform in demanding applications.

Our expertise in raw material inputs, together with our technical skills and production processes, allow UNICA Textile Mills SA to manufacture a comprehensive range of industrial textiles, each specifically designed to meet the strength, durability and safety requirements for their intended use.

Inspection

At the rolling stage, all fabrics are thoroughly inspected for consistency of coating and colour.

Textile Quality Control
Textile Testing

Testing

Our in-house laboratory and testing facilities provide us with a first-class level of technical support. Every fabric we produce is rigorously tested to ensure that they are produced within strict manufacturing tolerances, and are designed to perform consistently to exceptionally high standards.
Our testing regime is intensive and includes a wide range of industry standard testing procedures:

  • Tear test*
  • Tensile test*
  • Weldability test
  • Cracking & crease test
  • Rub test for colour fastness
  • GSM testing

* Complaint with SABS and ASTM1019 standards

Quality you can trust

Our years of experience in textiles will give you the trust you need, Unica Textile Mills SA has a proud history of manufacturing industrial fabrics, like SYNCA® and POLYVIC®