Members of CFFA who belong to the Performance Products Division manufacture chemical fabrics and film used in numerous applications such as contract upholstery, pool liners, and transportation interiors.

This website provides extensive information on coated fabrics including FOCUS, an informational series of articles on topics such as Performance, Product Safety, Sustainability, Fire Performance, Infection Control, Phthalates and Proposition 65.

Standards which have been developed by a team of industry experts evaluate product characteristics that ensure reliability, consistency and performance of coated fabrics for their intended application. Extensive information on technical topics such as mold & mildew, surface tension and thermal shrinkage is also included.

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Continuing Education

Take our Coated Fabric Construction and Testing course. To learn more,

Industry Standards

For industry standards on upholstery fabrics, marine, swimming pool liners and more.


All building materials have an environmental footprint. The most successful product manufacturers actively implement programs to continuously reduce that footprint over the product lifecycle. To read more, CLICK HERE


Which coated fabric is the better choice for upholstery, polyurethane (PU) or polyvinyl chloride (PVC)? The answer likely depends on design goals and the intended application. To read more, CLICK HERE

Proposition 65

Proposition 65, the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, requires businesses to provide a “clear and reasonable” warning before exposing people to the more than 800 chemicals that are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm, also known as “Listed Chemicals.” To read more, CLICK HERE