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Backing & Finishing Performance


As a British manufacturer of textile lamination we can offer enhanced performance fabrics using our in-house backing & finishing facilities.

When comparing standard untreated fabrics with treated backing fabrics the benefits show an increase in stability, durability and resiliency. Enhanced fabrics are more suitable for non-traditional application where delicate fabrics like Silk for example would be very challenging to use. Some of these include chairs, sofas, headboards, wallpaper, books and a variety of commercial applications.

Below we have a table showing the comparison of standard fabrics vs. enhanced fabrics which is engineered for a stronger and high quality performance with a longer lifespan.

The performance of enhanced fabrics is based on the subject of the type application required and the environment.

For example, if the fabric is situated in an environment with plenty of natural sunlight, such as blinds or curtains the application of FR blackout backing will enhance the performance of the fabric entirely offering protection from UV rays.

For a list of applications and recommended usages, please see table below:

Key Terms:


Drapery: curtains & blinds

Upholstery: chairs, sofas, headboards, pelmets, sectionals, dining chairs

Wallpaper: vertical surfaces, wall panels, wall coverings

Fashion Accessories: handbags, wallets, jackets, apparels

Home Décor: lampshades, decorative cushions, bed runners and throws

Commercial Usage: restaurants, hotels, bars, cruise ships, yachts, offices, retail showrooms, private jets, theatres, event halls