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Buyer's Guide Fabrics

Abbreviations used on this site

Find your way around the technical specifications of our wide range of flame retardant fabrics, with this list of abbreviations.

Flame Retardant Standards

In order to provide the maximum safety level for our worldwide customers, ShowTex conducts a variety of Flame Retardant standard tests for all fabrics.

Stage velvets & mohair theatre curtains

Cotton, polyester and mohair velvet curtains are the most traditional flame-retardant fabrics for theatrical drapery. Manufactured as luxurious front theatre curtains and valences, borders, legs, and stage backdrops, they serve a decorative purpose on stage while benefiting lighting and sound conditions.

Acoustic indicator

Our textiles are constantly tested by our acoustic engineers to offer you the ultimate noise controlling solution. In order to obtain the best sound solution for your needs, let us guide you through our acoustic indicator.

Touring Proof fabrics

A great collection of foldable, crease-free and easy to transport fabrics which are durable enough to take on tour!

Curtain Openings

Here's an overview of the traditional front curtain openings used in theatres. Depending on the type, front curtains consist of a single section or two sections that can travel horizontally or vertically.

Theatre terminology

Have you ever wondered what certain theatre terms mean? We thought we’d help you understand some of the commonly used theatre terminology and clear up the confusion.

Printing Techniques

ShowTex is equipped with 3m and 5m large scale printers for all your wide format printing needs. This guide will help you choose the right material, finishing, and printing method to obtain the best result.

The Blackest Black

Black drapes are everywhere onstage, from Opera to Rock ‘n Roll. With less than 1% light reflection, The Ultrablack velvet velour fabrics from ShowTex are made from the blackest material in the world.

Curtain Pleats & Finishes

Curtains can be sewn flat or with fullness and finished in numerous ways, according to the fabric, application, and dimensions of the curtain. Here's an overview of possible pleating.

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