Different Types of Fusible Interlining Used in Garment Industry

What is Fusible Interlining?

It is one kind of interlining that is fixed with the garment components by applying heat and pressure for a certain period of time. Various types of fusible interlining that is significantly used in the apparel manufacturing industry have been mentioned in this article.

Classification of Fusible Interlining:

It is classified into six types. Those are-

  1. PVC coated interlining,
  2. PVA coated interlining,
  3. Polyethylene coated interlining,
  4. Polyester coated interlining,
  5. Polyamide coated interlining,
  6. Polypropylene coated interlining.

All the above types of fusible interlinings have explained in the below:

1. PVC coated fusible internings:

  • PVC (polyvinyl) coated is used as a resin coating.
  • PVC coated is suitable for both dry cleaning and washable garments.
  • It is significantly used for making coat type garments.
PVC coated interlining

Fig: PVC coated interlining

2. PVA coated fusible interlinings:

  • PVC (polyvinyl acetate) is used as a resin coating.
  • Polyvinyl acetate coated interlining is not dry cleanable and it has limited washability.
  • Low pressure and temperature are required here which is used between the leather and far materials.
  • Here, the resin is normally in the form of a continuous plasticizing coating on the base fabric.
  • PVA coated fusible interlining is rarely used in the garments manufacturing industry.
PVA coated interlining

Fig: PVA coated interlining

3. Polyethylene coated fusible interlinings:

  • Here, polyethylene is used as a resin coating.
  • The impact of varying the density of the resin is to give a greater resistance to dry cleaning solvents and a higher softening point with increasing elasticity.
  • Polyethylene coated fusible interlining is used in the collar, the cuff of the shirt.
  • The fabric which is attached to this type of interlining can be washed in water.
Polyethylene coated interlining

Fig: Polyethylene coated interlining

4. Polyester coated fusible interlinings:

  • In the case of polyester coated fusible interlining, polyester is used as a resin coating.
  • Here, polyester resins are used in washable dry cleanable garments. Because polyester is less water absorbent than polyamide.
  • Polyester coated fusible interlining can be used in all types of garments.
  • This is termed as ideal interlining.
  • It is available in the market though costly in price.
Polyester coated interlining

Fig: Polyester coated interlining

5. Polyamide coated fusible interlinings:

  • In the case of Polyamide coated fusible interlinings, polyamide is used as a resin coating.
  • Polyamide coated interlining is widely used in dry cleaning solvents.
  • Higher temperature fusing is done for the garments which are washed at 60-degree temperature.
Poly amide coated interlining

Fig: Polyamide coated interlining

6. Polypropylene coated fusible interlinings:

  • Polypropylene coated fusible interlining is similar to the properties of polyethylene coated interlining.
  • Comparatively higher temperature fusing is done here.
  • The fabric which is attached to this interlining can be washed with water.
Polypropylene coated interlining

Fig: Polypropylene coated interlining

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