July 3, 2019

Types of Industrial Fabrics

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You can find some industrial fabrics in design circle but mostly with synthetic and natural fibers because industrial fabric is used for more functional purposes rather than for fashion.

Common types of industrial fabrics:

 

QUILTED

Quilted fabric is used on bedding and blankets and it gives room a more traditional or classic design element. It presents a style rather than a type of fabric but the end result is often a blend of cotton, silk or wool or synthetic fibers including polyester.

VINYL

You will find traces of vinyl in apparel or sometimes in a home. The material is elastic and durable and features a sheen that is appealing for some design. 

FIBERGLASS

You won’t find fiberglass fabric on clothing or in bedding but the material is an excellent source of warmth and insulation and often found in walls and attics of homes.

CARBON

Carbon fabric is used for brake pad linings and other automotive and aircraft components. The material is flame-resistant and incredibly resilient to wear and tear but not common in home décor.

REFLECTIVE

You will find reflective fabric on safety gear and similar apparel and items due to its ability to reflect light a great distance. However, reflective fabric is not a popular choice for interior design.

LAMINATED

Laminated fabric is essentially a protective layer over synthetic or natural fabrics. You will see laminated fabric on accessories and handbags as well as some outerwear but it is not often used in home décor or design.

CREWEL

This industrial fabric is common in interior design and home décor. Crewel is very beautiful and popular. You will find it used in drapery, upholstery and bedding in a home as it features lustrous textures and colors. 

NARROW

Narrow fabrics are the most common type of industrial fabric. You see narrow fabric on shoe laces and strings. These fabrics are extremely durable and versatile and used for upholstery, apparel and other décor.

You do not hear as much about industrial fabric in design circles but it does serve several purposes in daily life.

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