Characteristics of Drapes


Fabric

Special Characteristics

Resistance to deterioration by sun

Resistance to fading

Soil resistance

Flammability

Care

Cotton

Drapes well

Poor to fair

Good to very good

Fair unless treated

High unless treated

Washable

Acetate

Drapes well

Poor to fair

Fair to good

Fair to good

Burns quickly unless treated

Dry clean

Acrylic

Drapes well, may stretch

Very good

Very good

Good

Melts or burns

Washable

Modacrylic

Drapes well, may stretch

Very good

Very good

Good

Will not flame

Washable

Nylon

Builds up static

Fair to good

Fair to good

Good to very good

Melts

Washable, press on low

Polyester

Wrinkle resistant, drapes well

Good to very good

Good

Good

Melts & drops off in flame

Washable

Rayon

Drapes well, tends to stretch unless modified

Poor to fair

Fair to good

Fair to good

Burns like paper unless treated

Washable or Dry clean depending on label