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The Benefits of Using a Mattress Protector

Mattress covers are important for many reasons. This investment is often overlooked, but a high-quality mattress protector will enhance your sleep experience through thermoregulation, comfort and hygiene. If you don’t already have one, what you are about to read will likely convert you to not being...

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Fabric Treatments to Protect Your Textiles

Taking textiles to the next level since 1978, Finlam Technical specialises in protecting fabrics from humidity, heat, UV, fire, stains, fraying, mould and mildew, and more. Our specialised treatments enhance certain characteristics in textiles, which is of great benefit to healthcare, safety, and military industries. Our...

Why Textile Laminations Will Change Your Life

Lamination is an increasingly important technique for adding value to textiles. The application for laminated textiles is widespread across a variety of technical textile sectors, and laminated materials cut across all industry segments, making our lamination capabilities extremely valuable and versatile. Lamination enhances and extends...

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Shocking Facts About the Textiles Industry

Whether you’re talking trendsetting or not, we all wear clothes on a daily basis. As such, the textiles industry worldwide is valued in billions – proving its immense growth and power. South Africa has been fighting to revive its threadbare textile industry for decades since...

Fire Protective Textiles are Crucial to Many Industries
Fire Protective Textiles: The Basics

Next to paper, fabric is probably the most flammable material there is. Yet, with the right treatment, any knitted, woven or non-woven fabric can take on flame retardant qualities of almost sci-fi proportions. Finlam produces a variety of fire protective textiles and we make them in...

How Outdoor Textiles Benefit from High UPF Rating

Outdoor textiles are expected to withstand a number of environmental factors that ultimately work to wear them down, both aesthetically and physically. Outdoor textiles with a high UPF rating are much better suited to withstand the sun’s powerful rays, and to better protect anyone who...

Our Durable Outdoor Textiles

Finlam Technical understands that outdoor textiles need to be durable and robust against the elements in order to provide maximum protection to our customers. We carry Riptech, Contour and SunX ranges of outdoor textiles available with various protective finishes for a variety of applications. Learn...

Fabric lamination: how it works
How does lamination work?

You will probably have noticed that we have an array of products that are all laminated in uniquely different ways. This may lead you to think: “What exactly is the common link? What is lamination?” We thought we would put together a short answer to...

What is Antimicrobial Fabric?

Finlam Technical has numerous capabilities when it comes to treating fabrics to better protect themselves and their human users from unpleasant and unhealthy substances. Antimicrobial fabric is particularly useful in a medical environment, but first, we chat about how antimicrobial is applied to textiles and...

Applications for breathable material: mountaineering gear
6 Uses for Breathable Materials

Finlam Technical manufactures a variety of waterproof and breathable materials. These are fabrics that have been laminated with membranes made from polyurethane, polyester, PVC, PTFE and bi-component PTFE. Our membranes are designed for the dual purpose of excluding water from the outside but also allowing...