The balancing act of textile treatments

June 1st, 2021

The pandemic changed consumer lifestyles, with people working, exercising and eating at home. Those new habits translate into higher demand for stain resistance and other performance features in home textiles. Photo: © Alexey Rumyantsev, Dreamstime.com Fueled by consumer demand, textile treatments are evolving to provide an ever-growing array of performance benefits. This development has also […]

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Flammability codes—the basics

May 1st, 2015

Knowing what to ask and why can help fabricators sort out the complexities of FR codes and standards. Complying with flammability and fire resistance codes can be challenging for fabricators in meeting specific market and product requirements. Although the responsibility for flame retardance certifications falls largely to fabric suppliers, fabricators of everything from massive stadium […]

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