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08–10 OCTOBER 2019 | NEC | BIRMINGHAM Seminar Programme 2019


Wool vs Polyester – Yarn Systems for Commercial Upholstery Fabrics

08 Oct 2019
Surface & Materials Hub
- Hall 9

This seminar covers the two main yarn systems used for commercial upholstery fabrics, how they are produced and the relative pros and cons of each. Each section compares the production & dyeing methods of wool versus polyester. The seminar also describes the five main performance criteria of fabrics and the BS standards and tests performed. It pays particular attention to the Fire Retardancy requirements and clarifies the requirements for UK projects. By the end of this seminar you should understand:
- How woollen and polyester fabrics are produced, from raw material production to finished fabrics.
- What the main performance requirements of upholstery fabrics are, and what should you look for.
- What the current UK requirements for fire retardancy are and which fabrics/yarn systems comply.
- How to quickly identify a fabric is fit-for-purpose based on five performance criteria.
- How to specify fabrics that meet basic and advanced UK requirements for commercial and public spaces.

Steven Pratt, Sales Director UK - Gabriel A/S

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