Fabric / Textile Composition Abbreviations Chart

Posted by Mark 09/08/2014 0 Comment(s) Technical,

Upholstery & Curtain fabric manufacturers often use abbreviations to represent certain compositions. Below you can find a selection of these abbreviations and their English translations that we’ve found. If you know of any that should be on this list, comment below.

 

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