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What is flocking fabric? What are the pros and cons?

What is flocking fabric? The so-called flocking fabric is based on various kinds of fabrics. Nylon fluff or viscose fluff is planted on the front. Then, the fabric is processed by drying and washing. The suede fabric is rich in suede and soft to the touch. And it’s bright in color and unique in style. These fabrics are very warm. At the same time, it has a gorgeous and fashionable appearance. Therefore, it is favored by consumers. So, what are the pros and cons of flocking fabrics?

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At present, the general decoration cloth needs to be treated with antifouling. Cotton fabrics may have a better antifouling effect. But the effect of blended fabrics is not very good. Moreover, it will affect the original color and feel.

But the flocking cloth is constructed of nylon material. Nylon itself has certain anti-fouling properties. The antifouling property of the produced flocking cloth can be said to be the best. A boatload of dirt left on the cloth surface can be wiped clean with a cloth dampened with water. Such as ink, lead point pen, oil stains, etc., just add some soap to the clean surface of the cloth. Then, slowly scrub in circles for three minutes to restore the status quo.


The plush nylon of the flocking itself has a waterproof effect. If we add a waterproof treatment, the effect is better than any cotton upholstery.


General flocking cloth has anti-static properties.

Not lose hair

The basic criterion for testing whether flocking fabrics are qualified is whether to lose hair or not. Some counterfeit flocking fabrics will lose hair after a few touches, let alone rubbing them with your hands.

Soft touch

Swan feather is the softest and most tactile fur among animals. Genuine flocking fabrics will have a holy and delicate dry feeling. This soft and comfortable feeling is like holding a swan in your arms. Its feel is unmatched by other fabrics. Moreover, it is a fabric that is warm in winter and cool in summer.

Rich colors

The coloring of flocking is not as limited as other cotton or chemical fiber. Moreover, the fluff can achieve the effect of coloring through different process requirements. Therefore, the color of the flocking fabric is very rich. And we can dye it into different colors and patterns, etc.


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The stability of the fleece hand is not enough. This means that the fleece can be prone to hand drops, especially after multiple washes.

Flocking cloth will cause static electricity. Because the flocking cloth is mostly made of polyester. Polyester has poor hygroscopicity. Therefore, people may feel stuffy when wearing them. At the same time, it is easy to be charged with static electricity and easily stained with dust.

What’s the price of flocking fabric?

In recent years, a variety of flocking fabrics with various patterns such as printing or color grids have been sold on the market.

But, each merchant’s price is different. And the price difference is relatively large.

In general, the price of flocked fabrics with a higher width is less than 50 RMB per meter. The cloth with a lower width is about 10 RMB per meter. And then, flocking fabric has wide use in daily life. So, we can use it for making sofas, cushions, etc. This fabric is ideal for making winter ladies’ suits, skirts, children’s clothing, etc.

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Applications of flocking fabric

In fact, the surface of various product substrates can be flocked. And it is not limited by the shape and size of the plant. Such as: paper, cloth, non-woven fabric, artificial leather, plastic, glass, metal, rubber. There are also wood boards, sponges, gypsum boards, wood-based panels, blister sheets, foam, ceramics, and resins.


flocking sofa, fabric sofa, curtains made of electrostatic flocking cloth, etc.

Handicraft industry:

Toys, handicrafts, photo frame back panels, gifts, craft calligraphy and painting, artificial flowers, craft plastic lanterns, etc. in various styles and materials.

Packaging industry (packaging flocking cloth):

jewelry boxes, health care product packaging boxes, wine boxes, glasses boxes, and marriage certificates. Hangers, high-end document skins, wine bottles, bags, stickers, paper (boards), etc.

Printed flocking fabric

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Printing is a long process. Printed flocking cloth will be exposed to chemical additives, high-temperature steaming, reduction washing, etc. During this process, the flocking cloth should not be damaged. This is the requirement for flocking cloth.

Direct printing

Choose different printing methods according to the requests of the design. Moreover, if we can solve it by direct printing, we will not use discharge printing. Because discharge printing is more complicated than direct printing. Then, its cost is also relatively high. Besides, we use flat screen or rotary screen printing machines to print flocking fabric.

Dye selection

We use direct and reactive dyes to print viscose fleece. The process of direct dyes is simple. And the color spectrum is complete. But, the shade is relatively not bright enough. And the color fastness is poor. At present, there are some direct dyes with better color fastness. But the price is high. Only a few reactive dyes are suitable for printing.

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