Fabric Specifications

MELFABCO fabrics have been developed and continuously tested to meet the standards and criteria required by its customers.

Our fabrics are generally produced, dyed & finished at an I.S.O rated plant. Most are woven with Inherently Fire Resistant fiber (yarns) creating a fabric which in unaltered form will remain fire resistant for the life of the product. The finished fabric constructions vary and specifics are provided upon request.

The pertinent fire resistant tests passed are:
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 701-1999 (Small Scale).
The NFPA 701-1989 (Large Scale).
ASTM E-84 Class 1 or A.
City of New York Board of Standards and Appeal Bulletin # 44 ( Cal. No. 294-40-SR)
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Office of the State Fire Marshall Section 13115 Registration No. F-23200 thru 03
No Fiber Glass or Asbestos are used in products we manufacture.

General Test Information

Test Name / Method

Test Detail


Gas Fading   > 4.0
Colorfastness-Crocking Dry > 4.0
  Wet > 3.0
Colorfastness to Washing-IIIA Shade Change > 4.0
Colorfastness to Solvent Spotting   > 3.5
Colorfastness to Light 40 Hours > 4.0
Recovery Recovery < 5.0%
Seam Slippage   > 15 lbs
Tensile Strength   > 50 lbs.
Tongue Tear   > 6.0 lbs.
Texture Distortion 2 lb. load < 0.15 inches
Flammability – 16 CFR 1610   Class 1
Flammability – NFPA 701-99   Pass

Care Instructions – Care Code P (for Polyester fabrics)
Machine Wash – 120 F – 160 F
Wash Darks Separately
Tumble Dry – medium – remove promptly
Use steam iron – low setting
Fabric softeners not recommended
Do Not Dry Clean
Fabrics, in the form purchased, will meet NFPA standard 701-1999 test Method 1 for curtains and drapes.

Melfabco, Inc. makes no representation or warranties and shall have no responsibility or liability for the fabrics meeting NFPA standards 701-1999 test method 1 for curtains and drapes after any additional processing.