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Suppliers offer lightweight ripstop fabric

May 1st, 2008 / By: / Ask the Experts

Question: We’re looking for a very lightweight ripstop fabric, something around 20 denier. Do you know any suppliers?

Answer: By its very definition, ripstop is a lightweight fabric, with heavier yarns woven in a crosshatch pattern to help prevent ripping. It’s used in such applications as hot air balloons, kites and sleeping bag covers. One made with a 20 denier yarn is lightweight, even for a ripstop. Possible sources include Brookwood, Challenge and Contender USA.

SOURCE Bainbridge International Inc.

SOURCE Brookwood Companies Inc.

SOURCE Challenge Sailcloth Inc.

SOURCE Contender U.S. Inc.

Juli Case is IFAI’s information and technical services manager.

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