Flammable Fabric Facts

Why are Certain Fabrics More Flammable?

When looking at the list of the most flammable household fabrics, there is a clear reason why these fabrics are responsible for so many fires. The common denominator is a basic compound used to produce the fabric called cellulose.

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Even though these fabrics may vary in look and feel, they are all manufactured using cellulose fibre so on a base level, their structure and formation are very similar. Find out more about which popular fabrics have the highest level of flammability and what you can do to drastically reduce the danger.

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Techno Look Leatherette Vinyl

The ultimate vinyl leatherette collection for upholstery, interior design and statement detailing. We have nine vinyl leatherette’s in this collection, all in classic blacks and silvers ranging from soft to a very strong metallic.

 

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Waterproof Water Repellent or Water Resistant?

Rain is part and parcel of living in England, yet we are constantly battling with it in a fight to defend ourselves and our property!

water on rip stop fabric

Though it’s essential for trees, plants, and our bodies to survive, we often need to control the water around us, as futile as this seems. We are of course extremely fortunate to  live in a part of the world where rain is plentiful. This gives us lush green landscapes, an abundance of farm fresh food and reservoirs full to the brim with rainwater ready to be converted into clean drinking water for the whole country. Continue reading “Waterproof Water Repellent or Water Resistant?”

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Transparent Translucent Opaque Examples

See Through or Not See Through!

opaque translucent and transparent fabric

The Difference between Transparent, Translucent and Opaque Fabric may seem fairly straightforward to a lot of people working with textiles. But as with many things, some fabric does not fall easily into specified categories.  In normal day to day situations transparent means completely see through. Just a few materials fall into that group, plastic, glass and very clear PVC natural crystal can all be seen through with no haze or texture. With fabric though, the physical state of the group is slightly different.

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Calculating Fabric Weights

Finding out the exact weight of a fabric can be a little tricky at times and it doesn’t help matters when one company may use a slightly different method than another. We need to know the weight of the fabric before working with it, this is even more important when buying fabric online when you can physically feel the fabric.

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Laminated Hessian Fabric

Pretty and Tough

Classic rough weave Hessian fabric with the extra element of a very useful laminated surface applied to the back of the fabric. The traditional rough jute fibres are loosely woven into a simple mesh weave which would normally let water through, but with the clever addition of the laminate backing stops liquid passing through the fabric. 

We have a range delightful colours in the Laminated Hessian to choose from bright cheerful shades to natural Hessian all at £3.99 a metre and measuring 120 cm wide. These bright colours are popular with arts and craft makers, school projects and visual merchandising.

View the Hessian colours available on our website at fabricuk.com – we can offer free fabric samples

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Self Adhesive Fire Retardant Hessian

This Hessian or burlap fabric holds all the classic qualities of jute Hessian, but also boasts a handy self adhesive backing along with a fire retardant coating.

The backing is protected with waxed paper which you can simply peel off to reveal a sticky coating covering the back of the Hessian so its ready to use for large or small scale projects.

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Self adhesive hessian fabric, easy to peel of backing paper

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Calico Fabric Fire Retardant

Proban Treated

Fire retardant calico is pre treated with Proban, this is an inherent fire retardant chemical used on fabric that requires durable and trustworthy treatment. Proban is a registered trademark, any fabrics treated with Proban must meet part of the licensee agreement which means fabrics are made to last and are put through a vigorous test for their wash durability.

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Hessian Fabric Coloured Jute Cloth

Classic jute hessian available in a large range of fabulous colours . The hessian is constructed in the same way as our natural option, then solid dyed to produce seventeen great colours to choose from.

 

 

 

Jute fibres are woven into a course weave cloth which is semi opaque, you would be able to see any background colour behind the fabric. This gives the fabric a weight of approximately 275 grams per square metre, an average medium weight for hessian, perfect for the many tough tasks it can handle.

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Sound Proofing And Enhancing With Acoustic Foam

Two clear reasons for the application of sound regulation foam are to either reduce the sound waves or to enhance them.

We shall be looking into these two reasons along with just a little bit of the science behind why the foam works so effectively.

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