Special Finishes

Abbotsford offers Nanosphere® technlogy...

NanoSphere®: naturally self-cleaning, Learning from nature

NanoSphere®, the nanotech-based finishing technology allows dirt and water to simply run off the surface of the textiles. This mimics the natural self-cleaning effect of certain plants whose leaves always remain clean, because dirt simply cannot adhere to the finely structured surface, and is easily washed off when it rains.

The function:

The natural non-stick and cleaning process, also known as the self-cleaning effect, is transferred to the surface of textiles by means of nano technology. Compared to traditional textile impregnation processes, NanoSphere® achieves significantly better results with regards to:

  • Water and dirt repelling properties
  • Oil repelling properties
  • Washing permanence

The protective function of NanoSphere® is still retained after frequent use and numerous washing cycles and has no effect on fabric, look, feel, breath ability or elasticity.

The benefits:

Water or such substances as ketchup, honey, coffee or red wine run off. And if they don't happen to run off of their own accord, they can easily be rinsed off with a little water. Cleaning or washing the textiles is significantly easier. The textiles require less frequent washing and are washed at lower temperatures.

Find out more on the NanoSphere® website click here

Green Issues

  • All Abbotsford fabrics are manufactured in Yorkshire in the UK
  • Using non metallic dyestuffs
  • Woven on high speed machinery that conserves energy

We are committed to ensure that all future fabric development meet our very high environment standards. We are all learning to recycle in order to reduce landfill, source virgin raw materials and give our waste materials a new lease of life.

It is not just our intentions to develop fabrics that look and feel great but they need to minimise their full environmental impact.

Whenever possible we learn from nature, this is totally in evidence in the stain repellent, Nano Sphere product.

Special Colour Dye

Because we have Dying & Finishing under one roof at Royd Works a bespoke product can be offered to for fill your project needs. This can be gained by the submission of any pantone colour/number or the submission of a colour sample. These would be analysed by experienced technicians working in a modern up to date laboratory. Once the colour has been approved by the customer the production would be monitored to meet the customers agreed delivery date. This service is offered for all projects large or small.