The word canvas is a generic term to describe an industrial cloth. A canvas is a heavy, strong, and rigid woven fabric that is made from cotton or synthetic (man-made) fibers, which is used for awnings, industrial covers, slipcovers alongside various other applications. A canvas comes in different grades, qualities, and weights. A canvas is usually offered in a basket or plain (oxford) weave pattern. We will review various weave patterns in a future article.
When trying to obtain a particular canvas for your project, the internet can be a helpful resource but can also be confusing because of the diverse available choices. Some example products made from canvas materials are, but not limited to: floor cloths, goat jackets, scuba divebags, awnings, boat covers, tipis, tents, shopping totes, punching bags, chaps, industrial pipe insulation, slipcovers, pet beds, luggage, tennis court displays, theater curtains, stage curtains, upholstery covers and various other products.
Ballistic fabrics are made from nylon yarn and are really strong. This synthetic nylon fabric is woven in a basket weave, and is coated with polyurethane on one side, which makes it highly water-repellent. Ballistic fabrics were first utilized in World War II for airmen. They would shield against small shrapnel and debris (flak). Ballistic fabrics are primarily used in motorcycle jackets and trousers, luggage and tiny packs. Ballistic nylons have high abrasion resistance and virtually no elongation.
Cotton Duck Canvas
Cotton duck is a woven canvas made of 100% cotton (natural) fiber. Popular work wear products are still made with a cotton cloth because of it’s breathability and durability. Heavy cotton duck can be used for tool bags and crafter provide bags. Some of the thicker duck fabric is used in heavy duty tool bags, which can be used by mechanics and linemen from the oil and gas industry. Cotton duck canvas is available in weights from 7 oz/sq yd to 30 oz/sq yd, and in a variety of colors. Waxed cotton duck is used for outdoor industrial covers. This cotton duck is treated with a wax finish which makes it watertight, and fire retardant. They’re used on farms to cover heavy equipment or even made into tarpaulins to wrap steam pipes throughout the winter. Light weight cotton duck is employed in a variety of upholstery applications. 7 oz duck can be utilised as curtain liners or artist canvas. 10 oz cotton duck is usually used in replacement slip covers.