Fothergill Engineered Fabrics Ltd weave specialist alternative fibres to satisfy bespoke customer requirements, such as stainless steel and hybrid fibre blends. We also offer specialist finishing / coating applications to further enhance fabric properties.
A wide variety of chemical treatments are offered to improve fabric properties and/or to make fabrics more suitable for customers’ further processing. Fabrics are also offered laminated to aluminium foil or coated with elastomeric or other proprietary coatings.
Varying weave constructions produce different physical characteristics, which may be beneficial for a particular usage.
The four principal weaves are:
- Plain for abrasion resistance and stability. Ideally suited to flat surfaces.
- Twill for covering curved surfaces.
- Satin more suitable for draping providing increased flexibility.
- Matt similar to plain, but with greater strength.