News and Information

   2018 BDNY show November 11th -12th

   Still confused about California's Proposition 65?

   California 117 Test - simplified

   Rush Hour Stock - 200 yards+

   Writer's Block Collection

   Tweak It

   Tweak Me Now Form

   Polyurethane Fabrics — Everything You Always Wanted to Know*

    


2018 BDNY show November 11th -12th

Add Douglass Fabrics Booth 1078 to your BDNY event map now!



Experience the allure of our newest collection Orient Express through pattern, texture and color. The aesthetic appeal of time-honored Asian techniques are brought to life in this global collection.



Relax and take a sneak peak at the upcoming Bella-Dura® Zen Collection.



Get a free pass to the expo on us with this link.


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Still confused about California's Proposition 65?

You are not alone trying to decipher the various ins and outs of California's Prop 65!

What started out in 1986 as a "safe drinking water" California law has evolved over time requiring businesses to provide a clear and reasonable warning before exposing individuals to products containing chemicals that may cause cancer or reproductive harm.


Please note that businesses could face serious legal repercussions if it is determined that a Prop 65 warning was not included when it was required. When your company intends to use Douglass Fabrics as a component in a product(s) sold into the State of California, we recommend that you take steps to determine whether the warning requirements apply.


Remember your company is solely responsible for determining whether your finished consumer product needs to be labeled in compliance with Prop 65.


Additional information can be found at… www.p65warnings.ca.gov.


Our team is available to assist you further with any questions or concerns you may have on our products. Please contact info@dougind.com for additional information.


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California 117 Test - simplified

The newly revised Cal 117 2013 test method uses a cigarette as an ignition source where the earlier version used an open flame. Both methods evaluate the ease of ignition along with the char length to determine a pass/fail rating. In accordance with the updated testing requirements, all new fabrics (introduced January 1st 2015 and beyond) shipped to the State of California, must pass Cal 117 2013.


All upholstery products introduced prior to December 31st 2014, are "grandfathered in". However, depending on the local fire marshal' s requirements, furniture manufacturers and end users in California can still use the original Cal 117, UFAC or NFPA 260 certificates going forward.


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Rush Hour Stock - 200 yards+

Check out this listing of all the upholstery and vinyls in our warehouse with at least 200 yards in stock, also showing availablity within 3 weeks. Please note that there will be changes over time. After opening either document, click on the embedded link to place an on-line inquiry, or contact Customer Service 800-950-3684 for up-to-date availability.

View or download:    PDF    Excel    version


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Writer's Block Collection

The six polyurethane patterns in our Writer's Block Collection all are finished with a proprietary ink resistant technology. This finish offers the highest level of cleanability available in the market. With its repel & release stain-inhibiting system, Writer's Block prevents ink and other stains (including indigo dye) from setting into the material and allows for easy cleaning.

Find out more about this new finish here

View the Writer's Block Collection here.

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Tweak It

 

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Tweak Me Now Form

 

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Polyurethane Fabrics — Everything You Always Wanted to Know*


(*But were Afraid to Ask)

Confused about Polyurethane coated fabrics?


We are here to help! Download a PDF version of the “Guide to high performance polyurethane upholstery fabrics”.

It is a quick and easy resource with visual references and answers to basic quiestions such as:
  •    ◊ Why use polyurethane?
  •    ◊ What is polyurethane & How is it made?
  •    ◊ What are the environmental benefits?
  •    ◊ What makes it suitable for contract use?
  •    ◊ What is Hydrolysis?
  •    ◊ Tips for upholstering with polyurethane
Hopefully this guide will answer many of the questions that you may have.

It is important to note the upholstery methods for Polyurethane differ from vinyl but they can also differ from Polyurethane to Polyurethane based on the quality of resin, total weight and the backing fabric used.br>
Click here to see our Collection of Polyurethane Fabrics.

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CLEANGENE IS:
  •    • PVC free
  •    • Formaldehyde free
  •    • Phthalate free
  •    • BPA free
  •    • Lead & heavy metal free
  •    • Non-toxic
  •    • Low VOC

VERSATILE
Whether used in a hospital, restaurant, or any other high traffic area, products featuring Cleangene technology are the perfect solution for all interiors that demand durability, high performance and ease of care.

AREAS:
  •    • Healthcare
  •    • Hospitality
  •    • Restaurant/Food Service
  •    • Corporate/Office
  •    • Educational Facilities
  •    • Assisted Living
  •    • Residential Interiors

APPLICATIONS:
  •    • Upholstery
  •    • Chairs
  •    • Booths
  •    • Task Seating
  •    • Headboards
  •    • Upholstered Walls
  •    • Wrapped Panels


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