Types of Fabrics Finished

H & C Whitehead is a recognised world class textile finisher with nearly 90 years experience in fabric finishing an extensive and diversified range of textiles. We are a leader in the coating and finishing of woven and non-woven fabrics.

With a combination of our skilled workforce and innovative technology we are proud to be working with a number of iconic British companies producing high end luxury brands.

Curtains

Any composition or blends, typical finishes include wash and tenter, desize and tenter, wet and tenter or wash and resin.

Upholstery

Any composition or blends, typical finishes include wash and tenter, FR backcoat, stain resist, decatize, anti pill and tumble.

Sheeting

Polyester/cotton or 100% cotton.Normally a crease resist resin finish with softener is applied on this material.

Shirting

Polyester/cotton, 1oo% cotton, or cotton/wool blends. A crease resist resin finish with softener, and an optional calendar is the normal finish for this material.

Uniforms

Any composition or blend. A petrol repellant flurochemical is often applied to this type of material.

Mattress Fabric

100% cotton, 100% polyester, or polyester cotton blends. A non durable flame retardant, together with a non durable anti microbial is the typical route for this type of cloth.

Dress Fabric

Usually polyester or polyester nylon, a cylinder shrink finish is often used for this type of material.

Raincoats

100% Cotton. A high concentration flurochemical gives the desired shower resistant finish.

Interlinings

Any composition or blend. Typical finishes include autoclave, a high pressure steaming machine, and stiffener, for woollen cloths, resin and decatize for cottons, and stiffener for polyester tie interlinings.

Matting

Any composition. Typical finish would involve latex coating.

Deck Chair Cloths

Usually cottons.  A P.V.A. stiffener is normally given to this type of fabric.

For more information on the types of fabrics H & C Whitehead work with please contact our company, details supplied on the Contact us page.

Burberry fabric for raincoats

We deal with a large variety of fabrics, supplying many large brands and stores.

Curtain material is typically finished with a wash and tenter.

Curtain material is typically finished with a wash and tenter.

Fire Resistent coatings applied. Stain Resistent coatings applied.