Textile Finishes and Backings

We offer the following finishes and backings on many of our fabrics to enhance their performance or to achieve the specification requirements of a manufacturer.

Finishes

We offer the following finishes on many of our fabrics to enhance their performance or to achieve the specification requirements of a manufacturer.

With the exception of Crypton Green, unless otherwise noted in our Price List, these finishes must be added to our stocked fabric and can add up to two to three weeks to a delivery time, unless otherwise noted in our Price List.

It is sometimes possible to achieve faster turn around times with added freight and handling charges.

PFOA-Free Stain Resistant and Antimicrobial Finish for Privacy

A special non-leaching treatment effect against “superbugs” such as MRSA, gram positive and gram negative bacteria. Also effective against mold, fungi and algae. This finish can be used for cubicle and drapery fabrics. This treatment has excellent durability, and will withstand 100 washings.

PFOA-Free Stain Resistant Finish Combined with Antimicrobial Finish
Minimum Order - 5 yards
5 - 86 yards - $300 Minimum charge
87+ yards - $3.50/yard

Flame-Retardant Finish

Fabrics are immersed in a chemical bath to render them flame retardant. The tests which can be passed by treated fabrics will vary depending on the fabric's contents. Most of our fabrics can be treated to pass the NFPA 701 standard.

No Minimum Order
1-32 yards - $175 Minimum Charge
33+ yards - $5.50/yard
Up to 60" width

Knit Backing

Improves the dimensional stability and opacity of a fabric.

Minimum Order - 15 yards
$15.00/yard

Alta for Drapery

Alta Drapery is a permanent, application based performance treatment that delivers new levels of performance and cleanability. The Alta Drapery treatment makes the treated fabric stain repellent, and enables it to comply with drapery flame codes.

Minimum Order - 200 yards (existing colors)
For Fabrics above 72" width
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PFOA-Free Stain Resistant Finish

Technology builds breakthrough spill resistance right into the fibers of the fabric, outperforming and outlasting traditional stain resistance fabric treatments without changing the natural look and feel of the fabric. It is undetectable and breathable.

Minimum Order - 5 yards
5 - 39 yards - $175 Minimum Charge
40+ yards - $4.50/linear yard

PFOA-Free Stain Resistant Finish for Upholstery

Couples the high performance stain resistance with a breathable moisture barrier using environmentally friendly components. The optional antimicrobial treatment provides the ultimate in fabric protection specifically designed for healthcare. The durable antimicrobial finish protects against microbes (mold, mildew, fungi, bacteria, including superbugs like MRSA), and controls micro-organisms by reducing odors and stains caused by microbes. Available for fabrics 54” wide. Inquire for wider widths.

PFOA-Free Stain Resistant Finish with Moisture Barrier
Minimum Order - 5 yards
5 - 29 yards - $260 Minimum charge
30+ yards - $9.00/yard

PFOA-Free Stain Resistant and Antimicrobial Finish
Minimum Order - 5 yards
5 - 56 yards - $250 Minimum charge
57+ yards - $4.50/yard

PFOA-Free Stain Resistant and Antimicrobial Finish with Moisture Barrier
Minimum Order - 5 yards
5 - 29 yards - $260 Minimum charge
30+ yards - $9.00/yard

Moisture Barrier

Adds a breathable moisture barrier using environmentally friendly components. Fabric must have PFOA-Free Stain Resistant Finish.

Minimum Order - 10 yards
10 - 34 yards - $200 Minimum Charge
35+ yards - $6.00/yard

Crypton® Green

Crypton is a specially engineered fabric system with an integrated moisture barrier that ensures stain, mold, mildew, bacteria and odor resistance. Crypton is not a compatible finish for every fabric. Fabrics are specifically woven to be compatible with the patented Crypton Green system to ensure consistent and optimum performance. The Crypton Green finish is currently the most environmentally responsible finish in the market; Cradle to Cradle Basic certified by MBDC.

GreenShield™

GreenShield™ is a low fluorocarbon stain resistant, water repellent finish treatment, certified by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) as an Indoor Advantage Gold Product. GreenShield™ is formaldehyde free, produces no VOCs, and uses one third the chemicals (of) other finishes without changing the hand-feel of the fabric or compromising moisture resistance, stain resistance and flammability.

PFOA-Free Stain Resistant Finish for Plush Fabrics

A specially formulated finish that has been the choice of hospitality and aircraft clients for more than 20 years. It is non-flammable, safe for ‘dry clean only’ and heat sensitive fabrics and does not create any noticeable change in hand. Velvets and other “high-end” fabrics can be treated without flattening or changing their aesthetic value.

PFOA-Free Stain Resistant Finish for Plush Fabrics is a 100% Fluorochemical resin with an odorless solvent carrier.

Maximum width 54”
Minimum Order - 5 yards
5 - 23 yards - $125 Minimum Charge

24+ yards - $5.50/yard

InCase

InCase is an anti-microbial stain repellent treatment powered by Crypton technology. Applications include upholstery, drapery, wallcovering and topical bedding. SCS Indoor Advantage Gold. To clean, use soap water, detergent solution or dry cleaning solvents. 

SBR

SBR (Styrene-butadiene rubber) is a synthetic rubber backing that provides a barrier to prevent bleed-through of adhesives for upholstery fabrics. It also provides stability and ease of handling the fabric for some furniture manufacturers.

Backings

The following options provide a barrier to prevent bleed through of adhesives for upholstery and panel fabrics. Improves the ease of handling the fabric for some manufacturers. Certain lighter weight fabrics require stain repellent treatments before receiving this backing. A new environmentally advanced polyester backing is now available in place of acrylic backing. This chemistry facilitates recyclability of polyester fabrics. The following backings are done at a standard 54” width, please inquire for wider widths.

Acrylic
Minimum Order - 15 yards
15 - 40 yards - $200 Minimum Charge
41+ yards - $5.00/yard

Acrylic Backing Combined with PFOA-Free Stain Resistant Finish
Minimum Order - 15 yards
15 - 43 yards - $275 Minimum Charge
44+ yards - $6.50/yard

Acrylic Backing Combined with PFOA-Free Stain Resistant Finish and Anti-Microbial Finish
Minimum Order - 5 yards
5 - 38 yards - $225 Minimum Charge
39+ yards - $6.00/yard

X-Protect Sit™

X-Protect Sit is proprietary technology which prevents stains and moisture from passing through the textile to the seat cushion. It is water, solvent and bleach cleanable. Can be cleaned with hospital grade disinfectant cleaner. Prevents bacterial and fungal “strike through.” With X-Protect Sit, Xorel is 100% water repellent.

Minimum Order - 5 yards

X-Protect Wall™

X-Protect Wall is proprietary technology which prevents stains and moisture from passing through the textile. It is water, solvent and bleach cleanable. Can be cleaned with hospital grade disinfectant cleaner. Prevents bacterial and fungal “strike through.” With X-Protect Wall, Xorel is 100% water repellent.

Paper Backing (for Non-Xorel Products)

Provides a backing for those fabrics suitable for direct wall application. Prevents bleed through of adhesives during installation.

Minimum Order - 15 yards
15-30 yards - $180 Minimum Charge
31+ yards - $6.00/yard - (including Baumann fabrics)

Heavy Acrylic Backing

Provides a backing for some fabrics suitable for direct wall application. Prevents bleed through of adhesives during installation.

Heavy Acrylic
Minimum Order - 15 yards
15 - 64 yards - $350 Minimum Charge
65+ yards - $5.50/yard

Heavy Acrylic Backing Combined with PFOA-Free Stain Resistant Finish
Minimum Order - 15 yards
15 - 68 yards - $475 Minimum Charge
69+ yards - $7.00/yard

Non-Woven Backing

A special backing which builds opacity of the fabric, to prevent substrate transmission, shadowing, and adhesive bleed through. Adheres to water based adhesives. May be preferable in handling for certain manufacturers.

Minimum Order - 5 yards
5 - 36 yards - $250 Minimum Charge
37+ yards - $7.00/yard

Microventing

Microventing is a process used to produce a breathable material. It is most commonly used on wallcoverings in areas where moisture and high humidity are present. Microventing allows the moisture to pass through the material. Microventing is not a guarantee against fungal growth, but a precautionary measure.

Minimum Order - 5 yards
$200 Setup charge required for orders under 1000 yards
$3.50/yard

Puncture Resistant Backing with PFOA-Free Stain Resistant Finish

PFOA-Free SRF & Puncture resistant backing offers stain protection and military grade, puncture resistant protection from stiletto heels and other sharp objects. It is a great application for high traffic areas, protecting the fabric from unsightly tears, helping them look better and last longer.

Minimum Order - 20 yards
20 - 29 yards - $540 Minimum Charge
30+ yards - $19.00/yard