CFFA is an international trade association representing manufacturers of polymer-based fabric and film products used in the building and construction, automotive, fashion and many other industries. Chemical fabrics and film are polymer-based products processed in sheet form and either attached to a fabric backing (to make chemical fabrics) or used without backing (to make chemical films). Member companies of CFFA use any number of polymers to make their products, including polyvinyl chloride (PVC or vinyl) and polyurethanes (PU). 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. Industries across the globe rely on these polymer-based performance products for their durability, versatility, and lasting value to make an array of products better.
CFFA's program certifies products to CFFAHealthcare-201 - Minimum Performance Standards for Vinyl-Coated and Other Chemical Coated Upholstery Fabrics for the healthcare environment.Learn More
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The upholstery materials preferred for CDC-designated non-critical furniture applications in healthcare settings share certain characteristics. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, these same characteristics have even broader applicability.Learn More