Developing a Mohair blend fabric for aviation upholstery

Samina Khan, Patricia Horridge

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The United States ranks second in the world production of mohair, after South Africa, yet more than 95% of all U.S. mohair is exported. Entities interested in revitalizing mohair fiber utilization are embarking on new strategies that emphasize mohair end products not subject to the vagaries of fashion. This study capitalized on the versatility of mohair with the development of an upholstery fabric utilizing a mohair blend for seats in commercial aircraft compartments occupied by the crew or passengers. The mohair blend fabric successfully met the specifications set forth by a manufacturer of commercial aircraft seats.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-35
Number of pages4
JournalTextile Chemist and Colorist and American Dyestuff Reporter
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 1999


  • Mohair
  • Natural fiber
  • Upholstery


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