3D spacer fabrics: spacetec®

Heathcoat’s innovative spacer technology is a leading edge multi-function 3D textile solution…

Heathcoat’s unique spacetec® 3-D spacer fabric range offers extraordinary benefits for a widening range of market applications. The product technology centres on the 3D construction, which reduces heat build-up, allows consistent air circulation and provides high moisture transfer. Additional benefits include comfort cushioning and shock absorbency with excellent recovery properties. Through our unique manufacturing processes, many different properties can be incorporated and as a one-piece structure spacetec® provides many additional advantages in comparison to traditional foams and multi-layer fabrics and it can be heat-moulded and shaped. 




We can engineer spacetec® to suit the customers specification and application requirements – providing different constructions with different thicknesses, compression characteristics and yarn combinations. Multiple constructions are supplied in a gauge range of 2mm–12mm; and variable compression values and yarn combinations to precisely suit your specification. Specialist finishes such as ‘antibacterial’ and ‘infra-red reflective’ can be applied and spacetec® is dyeable, machine-washable and will not de-laminate or breakdown. Additional enhancements are available such as our specialist heat resistant aramid yarn, or adhesion promoters; spacetec® flame retardant fabrics meet or exceed BSEN1021. Manufactured under ISO14001 environmental conditions, many spacetec® fabrics are recyclable.

The features and benefits of spacetec® encompass the key attributes required by today’s designers, engineers and manufacturers. From domestic bedding and furniture; to automotive and fighter aircraft seating, military combat and active wear; to healthcare and safety wear.

Contact our spacer fabric specialists for further information.


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