We carry multiple synthetic coated fabrics such as polyester twill, ballistic nylon, taffeta, poplin, denier nylon and denier backcloth. Remember the higher the denier, the thicker the fabric! Our customers create high quality products that last because they have a firm understanding of the materials and trust the product they are purchasing. We offer varying weaves, weights, thickness, and colors. Check out our selection below.
Are you unsure of the texture, color, or if the fabric will meet your needs? Be sure to request a swatch to see and to feel the material you will be working with. Our materials help create bags, luggage, banners, clothing, and tool belts, to name a few.
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Natural fabric materials have been found and sourced for a long time. Cotton, silk, rayon, and wool are fibers used most commonly, but some resources that have been utilized more recently are bamboo and hemp. As common fibers were used in production more often, people wanted to find inexpensive ways to replicate the materials. Therefore, duplicate products created while respecting a nonrenewable resource.
In the 1800s there was progress in creating these synthetic materials, but they were often slow processes that would not meet the demand. However, creating a synthetic material was continuously progressing and just a few decades later completed. Wallace Carothers created the first fully synthetic fabric-nylon. Created in the 1930s around World War II, this invention allowed for previous materials made of silk to continue to be manufactured and purchased at a fraction of the cost.
Synthetic materials continued to be created or used to coat fabrics because they extend the life of materials. They are more durable, with properties such as being waterproof, stain resistant, or fade resistant.
Synthetic and coated fabrics have a wide use in the military, industrial, and commercial field. Awnings, flooring, building materials, parachutes, ropes, cookware, and medical materials are all commercial uses that are mass sold. Synthetics are used in construction, hospitals, and to create uniforms that protect those that serve in military branches.
Taffeta and Poplin are synthetic coated fabrics that are a simple weave allowing them to be adaptable for higher end attire like gowns, inside of curtain, or table clothes. Therefore, the smoothness of the materials makes them a desirable fabric to please the senses. Minimal wrinkling can be expected.