Chemical free flame retardants, are they available?

Chemical free flame retardants, are they available?

We look at the information and research around the use of flame retardants and what options are available for chemical free fire retardants. British furniture fire safety standards are acknowledged as being the highest in Europe but at what cost? Simply put, in order to achieve these standards, UK furniture is reported to contain more […]

What is SMS or spunbond meltblown spunbond?

Spunbond Meltblown Spunbond, commonly known as SMS is a tri laminate non woven fabric. It is made up of a top layer of spunbond polypropylene, a middle layer of meltblown polypropylene and a bottom layer of spunbond polypropylene. How is SMS manufactured? This fabric involves two components, spunbond polypropylene and melt blown polypropylene. In a […]

Are non woven processes impacting on textiles?

Are non woven processes impacting on textiles?

From disposable shoe covers to filtration materials and a whole host of unimaginable products in between, the non woven industry is big business. With the demand for non wovens in their current format continuing to grow at a rate of approximately 6% per year, global demand for this product is estimated to be over 12 […]

Disposable Products – Why use them?

Disposable Products – Why use them?

We are continually expanding our sales of disposable products due to our customer’s requirements but what has prompted the swing towards single use items? Are we just a throw away society? In our fast paced consumer society where it has become in many cases cheaper to buy a new printer than replace the ink cartridges, […]

Spunbond polypropylene and spunlace – the difference

Whilst created using similar manufacturing techniques Spunbond polypropylene and non woven spunlace (also known as hydroentangled, jet entangled or spunlaced) are fabrics with differing characteristics and uses. What is the manufacture process? Broadly speaking, the following stages are involved in the manufacture process: Extrusion, cooling and filtering, spinning, drawing, web formation and bonding. The extruded […]

Is your sofa increasing your risk of cancer?

Is your risk of cancer increased by your sofa? Our fire retardant inerliner could provide a solution. Our natural fire retardant interliner is produced without chemicals. This is particularly relevant in a week where it is claimed that flame retardants are linked to a 74% increase in thyroid cancer over the last 10 years. Evidence […]

Where did Felt originate from?

Felt may be the oldest fabric and felting the oldest textile process in existence. As felt is not a woven product and therefore does not require a loom for its production, it was made relatively easily in ancient times. It is believed that during the Middle Ages, St. Clement, (who later became the fourth bishop […]

Discounted polyester stitchbond available

Unraised polyester stitchbond available at discounted rates. We have approximately 10,000 linear metres of 180gsm 10 gauge stitchbond fabric for immediate sale. The fabric is 1.4m wide and in roll lengths of approximately 300 to 400 metres. Please note this image is for indicative purposes only: To discuss price and delivery please Contact us Contact Middle […]

Spotlight on spunbond polypropylene

General information: Spunbond polypropylene is a textile material that is composed of thermally bonded, continuous filaments in a web-like structure. This gives it a good tear and puncture resistance with high tensile strength in all directions. The material is strong and light and resists moisture, staining and chemicals. Being constructed of 100% polypropylene it can […]

Increased demand for FR interliner

Demand continues to grow for our fire retardant interliner developed using wool and FR viscose blends. This locally produced high specification fire retardant felt is proving not only popular in the UK but also abroad, enabling us to further extend our exporting portfolio. Our FR interliner is a wonderful natural product, that can be used […]