Defining FR Standards: BS5867 part 2 type A, B and C

The BS 5867 is a flammability test for fabrics for curtains and drapes in the British contract industry. Today we break down how the three distinct parts of this FR standard work. We explain different terms, and dive into the fascinating history behind the development of this fire standard.

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Explaining IMO/MED: the highest standard for fire-retardant fabrics

Our inherently fire retardant fabrics are certified as module E under the Marine Equipment Directive, the stricted FR standard in the world. Read more about this complex fire safety certification here.

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Defining standards: ISO 14001 for environmental management

This article defines the ISO 14001 standard, delving into environmental management systems (EMS) and what they mean for our customers, our manufacturing processes, and the environment around us.

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What are performance fabrics?

In this article, we look at the origin of the term 'performance fabric' and at different key fabric characteristics that ensure a fabric lives up to its ‘high performance’ label.

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What is the Global Recycle Standard?

We push ourselves with every new collection to create more sustainably. Today we look at the Global Recycle Standard (GRS) and what it means for us.

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Why sound absorbing drapery fabric is the perfect choice

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Help stop the spread of germs with FR-One Fabrics

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How to deliver even on a tight deadline with our fast-track service

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Fire Retardant Fabrics: Your top 5 questions answered

For many design projects, particularly those in the commercial arena, Fire Retardant fabrics are imperative. With stringent safety standards to comply with and the need to reassure the end-user, Fire Retardant (FR) fabrics become the essential choice. But with so many different kinds of FR fabrics on the market, researching your options can be a bit of a minefield.

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3 crucial quality questions you need to ask when specifying fabrics

If you're selecting fabrics for a commercial project such as hospitality or retail, it's important to take into account quality credentials like durability and performance.

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Fast Track

Google the meaning of the term ‘Fast Track’, and Wikipedia will tell you: it is the quickest and most direct route to achievement of a goal. The Merriam Webster dictionary explains it as a process or way of proceeding that produces a desired result quickly.

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