An inherently FR polyester yarn created by adding phosphate during the yarn production process. Trevira is a trademarked yarn and is used globally for many contract applications.
Trademarked name for a highly durable acrylic yarn made by Bayer in Germany, which has a popular history in cost effective velvet production.
Microfibre is a term for fibres with strands thinner than one denier (1/60th of a human hair). Fabrics made with microfibres are exceptionally soft and hold their shape well. Microfibres are so fine it is difficult for moisture/stains to penetrate the yarn giving them an inherently easy care finish. If microfibre is made from a synthetic yarn the fabric will be washable and generally stains will be relatively easy to remove.
In summary, fabrics are only as good as the textile fibres they are constructed from. If you understand the fibre and its inherent characteristics within a fabric you can better understand the performance and potential application. Not discussed above are the combination and blending of fibres within fabrics, these should always be considered along with the technical specifications of a finished fabric.
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