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PVC Vinyl Fabrics: What You Need to Know

Posted by Chad Twombly on Nov 28, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Choosing the right type of industrial fabric for your specific use can be challenging given the specific requirements of your desired use. Fortunately there are a a number of options, all with specific strengths and weaknesses. Some fabrics are highly durable, while others offer flexibility, others are inherently fire resistant, while others offer good abrasion resistance. Those inherent qualities might me that a fabric is good for the specific demands of the marine environment but not for aerospace.

However, off all the industrial fabrics currently available on the marketplace, only PVC vinyl fabrics offer the ability to have a variety of these characteristics making them suitable for a much wider range of different applications than other fabric options. 

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Mold and Mildew Resistance and Why it Matters

Posted by Chad Twombly on Nov 4, 2016 12:00:00 AM

When you with think of mold and mildew, you probably think about wet, cold places. But did you know that both types of fungus can grow on any surface? This means curtains, tent fabrics, awning fabrics, glass and even materials used indoors are vulnerable.

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Three Ways Herculite Performance Fabrics Impact the Bottom Line

Posted by Chad Twombly on Oct 31, 2016 10:00:00 AM

When purchasing performance fabrics for your organization, there are several variables that factor into making a decision. Companies want to invest in high-quality materials that increase the desirability of their product, while reducing cost. Similarly, the team at Herculite performance fabrics analyzes several factors, providing customers with products that fit their needs and improve their bottom line.

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The History of Synthetic Fabrics

Posted by Chad Twombly on Oct 11, 2016 8:28:00 AM


For about as long as humans have worn clothes and needed shelter, fabrics have been in use. Natural fabrics -- including but not limited to silk, cotton, wool, and linen -- are made from natural materials and were the only fabrics available for many years. As technology grew and advanced, people began to search for new options and attempted creating fabrics rather than using the ones that had always existed.

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Industrial Curtains: What are They?

Posted by Chad Twombly on Oct 7, 2016 6:24:20 PM



Do you know what industrial curtains are? You might have seen them at large food warehouses. They are the clear partitions you walk through when you go into a refrigerated section.

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Advances in Fabric Technology: A Look at the Future

Posted by Chad Twombly on Oct 5, 2016 3:39:10 PM

Technical fabrics, what are they? These specialty textiles include a variety of products including sports clothing, conductive fabrics used in spaceships, military and industrial grade tents, and more.

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The Use of Performance Fabrics in Sports

Posted by Chad Twombly on Jun 20, 2016 10:00:00 AM

When we think of sports, often times we overlook the fabrics that make up the uniforms, shirts, and other clothing for athletes. In fact, performance fabrics are tailored to the needs of several industries including sports, military, and industrial uses.

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Common Use of Performance Fabrics

Posted by Chad Twombly on Jul 30, 2015 8:44:00 AM

Specialty fabric products cover a wide range of products including things like awnings, marine covers, medical fabrics, industrial products, tents and other structures, and graphics and media products like banner signs. But as technology advances and we move into the next age of development we are starting to see more innovation and performance fabrics are becoming more and more versatile.

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How are Conductive Fabrics Used?

Posted by Chad Twombly on Apr 21, 2015 9:36:04 AM

We’ve all heard of cotton, wool, and silk fabrics and with technological advancements we’ve also know about moisture, mildew and ultraviolet ray resistant materials. But, do you know what conductive fabrics are and how they are used?

Lets take a quick dive into conductive fabrics, what they are, how they work, and ideal uses for them.

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Fire Retardant Fabrics 101

Posted by Chad Twombly on Sep 22, 2014 2:46:55 PM

Let’s take a look at inherently fire resistant fabrics. Before we get started, it’s important to note that no fabric is actually fireproof; given enough time, they will burn. That being said, there are some fabrics out there that resist fire more than others. For example, we all know that cotton burns easily and rapidly. However, fabrics like wool and Kevlar resist flames inherently because of the structure of the fiber. A tightly woven wool fabric will take longer to burn than cotton or linen.

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