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Article Date: 06/25/2012
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Adler Hears Input on Upholstered Furniture
Commissioner Robert Adler June 19 queried upholstered furniture stakeholders about changing designs. He asked specifically about new fabrics and if they were chemically different from previous ones. Joe Ziolkowski, executive director of the Upholstered Furniture Action Council (UFAC), detailed varying thread counts, combinations of fibers and fiber content as well as complex, high-end fabrics known as jacquard. He offered the analogy that in extreme conditions, jacquard can be like embroidering the Mona Lisa and that determining which elements to test ... Log in to view full article.