What is Dacron?


Dacron is a polyester batting that should be added to any foam surface so that it will not be exposed directly to the fabric. Dacron has many indispensable qualities.

What are some of these indispensable qualities?

First, batting (sometimes called by the brand name Dacron) reduces the friction foam has, and thus reduces wear to fabric.

Second, because polyester batting remains springy, it is ever ready to put some light pressure against fabric. This means that even as the fabric stretches with age (and always happens) batting will push against the fabric and keep wear-worn waves from developing.
Rolls of dacron
Dacron comes in rolls

And thirdly, and most importantly, batting fills in any slackness in how you've upholstered your furniture, cushion, etc. And because this will make your upholstered piece looks better.

So don't skimp and regret it later. Always add polyester batting to foam!

Fabric Farms Interiors sells a wide variety of upholstery supplies and tools, including polyester batting. Visit our website for more information.

By: Bernie Iven, Upholstery Manager

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