• TECHNICAL INFORMATION

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Technical Information

Our in-house technical team develop collections to meet the demands of contract specifiers, hotel groups, shipping lines and the healthcare sector, with products characterised by quality and longevity. All fabrics are tested for usage (martindale / rubs), washability and lightfastness. These collections include a number of flame retardant and Trevira CS ranges, blackout and dim out curtain fabrics, wide width voiles and sheers and outdoor fabrics.

In addition to this, many of our standard fabrics and wallpapers can be treated or modified in order to satisfy contract requirements. We are able to offer a variety of options: fabrics or wallpapers can be printed or woven on different substrates to provide flame retardancy or increased washability or durability; we can also produce special colourways on prints, weaves or wallpapers to match customers′ interior schemes.

Flammability

Many of our fabrics are flame retardant. We routinely carry out tests on Trevira CS and our other FR collections to ensure they meet worldwide standards such as: France – M1, M2; Germany - B1, B2, Italy – Classe Uno; Marine IMO 7 or 8 curtain or upholstery tests; UK - BS5867 Curtain or BS5852 Match and Crib 5 Upholstery tests.

Other Treatments

We also treat fabrics with soil or stain resist treatments and can provide mould or mildew resist finishes.

Special Colourways/Cloths

We are able to produce special colourways of prints, weaves and wallpapers, for example to match or co-ordinate with a colour from one of our print fabrics.

Alternatively we can colour match to samples. All samples are submitted for customer approval. Production takes between six to ten weeks.

Printed Fabrics

In addition to special colourways we can also print on different cloths. For example to provide a flame retardant fabric (Trevira CS); to meet a competitive price point; to make a fabric more durable for upholstery or simply to change the appearance. We also print directly onto blackout fabrics for hotel curtains which need no lining. Samples can be produced within two to three weeks.

Wallpapers

We produce special colours for approval, usually within two to three weeks. We can print on different substrates, for example on vinyl for increased durability/washability, also printing non-woven designs on paper for more competitive pricing. Our wallpapers are flame retardant to the Harmonised European Standard in EN13501.

Weaves/Embroideries

Special colourways of weaves can be produced.

Outdoor Fabrics

Our outdoor collections are produced by specialist factories with a wealth of technical experience. All our outdoor fabrics are engineered to meet the demanding requirements for wellness spa and poolside furniture and have very high resistance to fading. Typically they have a minimum light fastness rating of 6–7 and are fully washable with minimal shrinkage. All are mould, mildew, soil and stain resistant and water repellent, have high tear and tensile strength, and good abrasion resistance.

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