Textile and Fabric Finishing

By following a programme of continuous investment in new technologies and equipment we are able to offer technological solutions to fulfil the ever changing requirements of our customers.


Our open width scouring range is used for the removal of fabric impurities which are often introduced during the manufacturing process, such as sizes, waxes and oils.


With the multiple configurations of our modem Stenters we are able to dry and chemically treat a wide range of fabrics up to 220cm wide. Our pre-programmable Stenter ensures our customers have batch to batch consistency of handle, shade and performance.


With our very own trade marked 'Tumbleasy' finish we can impart easy care properties this is ideal for washable loose covers and curtain fabrics.


Gives a light steam press used to impart lustre to woollen fabrics as a final finish prior to making up.


Applies heat and pressure, which impart lustre to cellulosic fabrics and is also effective in improving the handle of cotton and linen fabric blends.


Removes surface hairs on fabrics which reduce pilling and enhances the appearance.


Usually used for dress fabrics, softens the material, and helps enhance the design of the cloth.


H & C Whitehead are determined to ensure that our customers are provided with the highest quality products, and service.

We are committed to maintaining and monitoring our product by means of rigorous in-process testing in our own in-house quality control lab, and have a programme of continuous improvement.

Each batch of flame retardant backcoated fabric is tested to the relevant British Standards to ensure the process meets our clients and end customer's requirements. Samples are kept in storage for a minimum of 18 months and test results and records are kept for future reference.

For more information on the type of machines H & C Whitehead use please contact us, details supplied on the Contact us page.

Our fabric preparation capabilities allow us to scour and de-size a wide variety of fabrics up to 1900mm wide

With variable heat and pressure settings we can offer our customers a number of handle and appearance options with the calendar process