It is a surfacing prepreg that is easy to handle that provides good drapability
and tack to adhere to the mold tool for a highly efficient lay-up process.
Americhem continues to broaden its formulations for nonwovens; improving softness and drapability
Becerir, "Comparison of bending, drapability
and crease recovery behaviors of woven fabrics produced from polyester fibers having different cross-sectional shapes," Textile Research Journal, vol.
Generally, you want them to be hot in order to get any stickiness or drapability
to them, and if they're hot, you're usually not using your hands to work with them; you're usually using automated equipment.
Research is being conducted to increase the application of lyocell fibers in various applications because of their good drapability
, high tenacity, and highly absorbent nature.
After processing the finished fabric has an improved hand and look, as well as enhanced stability, drapability
, tailorability and luster.
Elasto UK has also developed softer grades that it says offer excellent drapability
. They can be used in water stop applications where the profiles may be coiled or need to be fitted around complex structures.
Another is that by altering the ratios of hydrophilic pulp and hydrophobic polymer, a wide range of material properties can be yielded, including web stability, drapability
, thickness and hand feel.
The behaviour of an embroidery garment in the process of wear is studied by measuring the embroidery design drapability
, bending length, and crease recovery before washing as well as after 10 and 30 washing cycles .
"As alternatives to PVC, Medalist compounds exhibit practical handling advantages in surgical or clinical settings, including superior 'drapability
' for reduced cable clutter, better elastic memory in coil cords, and a softer, more supple feel."
"Modern factories have given the old foam-backed products a much better hand and drapability
," said Barry Goodner, vice president of merchandising, soft windows, for Springs Global.
This biodegradable thermoplastic imparts good foldability and drapability
, aids printing, and adds moisture barrier.