IFR Stretch Fabric
Side By Side Comparison Test
At Stretch Shapes, we use 5.9oz. Trapeze Plus® stretch fabric. Trapeze Plus® is 90% Polyester & 10% Spandex. It’s engineered for safety, durability, and high-performance stretch. Its tight warp knit increases fabric strength and puncture resistance. Its high stretch memory allows the fabric to recover to its original size more accurately when tension is relaxed, minimizing wrinkles and dimples.
Trapeze Plus® is available in bright white, and 15 additional colors, in a satin sheen finish. Trapeze Plus® is inherently flame retardant (IFR), and will remain flame retardant after repeated deep cleaning. It passes NFPA 701, CSFM Title 19, B1, ASTM E84, and CAN/ULC-S109-03 flame certification standards.
We put Trapeze Plus® stretch fabric up against the fabric of our leading competitors. Both pieces were cut fresh from a new roll of fabric, lit with daylight, then photographed. The color comparison reveals Trapeze Plus® to be a bright white, while our competitor’s fabric has a noticeable subtle yellowing. Whether using panels as a static white installation, adding color to panels with stage lights, or projecting images onto them, a true white surface is a preferable reference. You can rely on Stretch Shapes’ products made from Trapeze Plus® for consistent and reliable bright white fabric every time.
IFR Heavyweight Stretch Fabric
At Stretch Shapes, for our heavier option, we use 8.5oz. Trapeze Plus® Heavyweight stretch fabric. Trapeze Plus® Heavyweight is 95% Polyester & 5% Spandex. When excess stretch is difficult to manage, the Trapeze Plus® Heavyweight option is engineered to provide greater stability and less transparency. This fabric still maintains the high stretch memory and excellent recovery typical of all Stretch Shapes products — providing a wrinkle-free surface, while still allowing the fabric to recover to its original size when released.
Trapeze Plus® Heavyweight is available only in bright white. Trapeze Plus® Heavyweight is inherently flame retardant (IFR), and will remain flame retardant after repeated deep cleaning. It passes NFPA 701 Small Scale and CA1237 Sm flame certification standards.
Blockout Stretch Fabric For Printing
For all Stretch Shapes products offering printed blockout options, we use the Blockout Stretch Fabric. The fabric provides 100% blockout and zero frame shadowing, due to a one-sided black blockout layer. The Blockout Stretch Fabric can be ordered in sizes up to 9.75′ high x 24′ wide, and will stretch in length and width to the size ordered. Capable of high resolution printing at 150 DPI, this fabric is perfect for dye-sublimation printing and Borderless Graphic Panels.
This fabric is flame-retardant, REACH Compliant, OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100 Certified, and passes NFPA 701 flame certification standards.
Blockout Projection Stretch Fabric
For all Stretch Shapes projection screens offering blockout capabilities, we use the Blockout Projection Stretch Fabric. The optic white stretch fabric is ideal for high-resolution projection needs, providing 100% blockout and zero frame shadowing, due to a one-sided white blockout layer. The Blockout Fabric has a 4-way stretch capacity, allowing it to expand to size for easy installation. It can be ordered in sizes up to 10′ high x 90′ wide without incorporating seams or shadows.
The fabric is flame-retardant and passes NFPA 701 flame certification standards.
All projection screens using Blockout Projection Stretch Fabric have reinforced corners for extra durability.