[Swiss Silk Bolting Cloth Manufacturing Co, Zurich] A trademark for a sheer, lightweight, open weave, polyester fabric. Stabiltex is used as a support backing for covering fragile textiles. In many applications, it is being used instead of silk Crepeline. As of 2004, the production of Stabiltex has been discontinued. An alternate product, Tetex TR, is supplied as a replacement.
Hazards and Safety
Sickening fumes may be released when the fabric is melted.
° F.Thomsen "Hotmelting Cutting of Stabiltex" JAIC, 27:32-37, 1988. LINK° I. Karsten, N. Kerr, "The Properties and light stability of silk adhered to sheer silk and polyester support fabrics with poly(vinyl acetate) copolymer adhesives" Studies in Conservation, 47(3), 195-210, 2002.
- External source or communication Comment: For physical properties see: I. Karsten, "Factors affecting bond strength of textile artifact/adhesion/support fabric laminates. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Alberta, Ednomton, Alberta, Canada, 2003. Table 2.10
- Marie Svoboda, Conservation Survey Index, unpublished, 1997
- Meredith Montague, contributed information, 1998