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New world of thought

The new world of thought in the 1960s was that everything had to be sustainable. Admiring the colourful plastic experiments and not the authenticity of the materials is no longer sought in the same way as before. Cotton became extensively used for home decoration. Textiles began to describe the lifestyle personality and were the choice of preference.

In the textile printing industry the invention of Lappi cotton satin which is ideal for taking reactive dyes making colours exceptional and good for multi-use as home decor, curtains or dressmaking was a game-changer and is still nowadays a success.

However, Metsovaara experimented with man-made fibres since the 1950s and was one of the very first to use Trevira CS, a fireproof polyester made by Hoechst AG, in 1980.

Metsovaara developed mainly curtains on Trevira CS. Even if the wool was most used some furniture fabrics were made with thick Trevira CS. A series of 3-D fabrics were also realized in 1982 on this fibre, a world first. 

Even satin cloths were woven on Trevira CS at her mill in Belgium from 1984 until 1990 and the result was excellent. Printing mills like Pausa AG in Germany or Lakatex BV in Holland were using the fireproof fabric for printing. 

Today fireproof polyester curtains are the most interesting and of the highest quality for contract and home use. And many qualities can be digitally printed maintaining the fireproof norms.

 

Back to history

New world of thought

The new world of thought in the 1960s was that everything had to be sustainable. Admiring the colourful plastic experiments and not the authenticity of the materials is no longer sought in the same way as before. Cotton became extensively used for home decoration. Textiles began to describe the lifestyle personality and were the choice of preference.

In the textile printing industry the invention of Lappi cotton satin which is ideal for taking reactive dyes making colours exceptional and good for multi-use as home decor, curtains or dressmaking was a game-changer and is still nowadays a success.

However, Metsovaara experimented with man-made fibres since the 1950s and was one of the very first to use Trevira CS, a fireproof polyester made by Hoechst AG, in 1980.

Metsovaara developed mainly curtains on Trevira CS. Even if the wool was most used some furniture fabrics were made with thick Trevira CS. A series of 3-D fabrics were also realized in 1982 on this fibre, a world first. 

Even satin cloths were woven on Trevira CS at her mill in Belgium from 1984 until 1990 and the result was excellent. Printing mills like Pausa AG in Germany or Lakatex BV in Holland were using the fireproof fabric for printing. 

Today fireproof polyester curtains are the most interesting and of the highest quality for contract and home use. And many qualities can be digitally printed maintaining the fireproof norms.

 

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