[Wonderflex World] A registered trademark for a nonwoven 100% polyester fabric. Fosshape® has a felt-like texture and is often called the “buckram replacement”. The fabric is heat activated (temperature range 100-130 C) to achieve rigidity, stiffness and surface enhancement. It is mildew resistant and dye-able as well. Versatile FOSSHAPE 300 is lighter in weight and thinner than FOSSHAPE 400 and 600 for lighter weight needs and more intricate design efforts. With heat and pressure from a steam iron, two layers of the 300 grade can be combined or bonded to approximate one layer of FOSSHAPE 600.
heat activated to achieve rigidity, stiffness and surface enhancement without the use of water, messy or hazardous additives. Mildew resistant and dye-able as well. Fabric steamers are the often preferred method for forming a desired amount of rigidity and stiffness, but conventional steam irons or an industrial hot air gun may oftentimes be helpful. The level of stiffness is achieved by adjusting heat, time and pressure. Applications include: costuming, lightweight crafted reinforcement, theater props and set design, craft-work, puppetry, millinery headpieces, masks, sculptures, museum mount making and more. The weight and thickness of this new offering is between the standard 300 and 600 FOSSHAPE grades. Sold in solid jet black only. white pliable felt, but it’s a whole lot more. FOSSHAPE is a unique and proprietary nonwoven fabric. FOSSHAPE is comprised of a specialty, low melt synthetic polyester fiber t Easily cuts with scissors and does not fray or ravel like woven fabrics. Cut out patterns, sew together then heat activate. Sews well on conventional sewing machines An increase of heat (time and temperature combination) will yield increased shrinkage. Depending on your heating technique, it will shrink in the range of 15% or more. The shrinkage factor is how FOSSHAPE becomes stiff or rigid,
Synthetic FOSSHAPE® can easily be cut with scissors, will not fray like conventional woven fabrics and can be readily sewn to itself or other fabrics as a hidden stiffener or shaped into stand alone structures. Fabric steamers are the often preferred method for forming a desired amount of rigidity and stiffness, but conventional steam irons or an industrial hot air gun may oftentimes be helpful. The level of stiffness is achieved by adjusting heat, time and pressure.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Alternate shaping option: Wonderflex
- Construction of mannequins
- Production of mounts
Fosshape® is available in 300, 400 and 600 weights in fabric widths of 45″ or 114.3 cm. The 300 (lightest) and 600 (heaviest) are typically white while the 400 is black.