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Why Roc-lon® Drapery Lining Fabrics?
The look of it all. Allowing more
fullness and body to pleats and folds due to the extra layering of fabric, drapery
linings add an aesthetically pleasing touch to any room.
The protector of the house.
Roc-lon® lined draperies fight off condensation and moisture that often
seeps in through windows with their water-repellant finish. These linings act as a
protective layer for expensive face fabrics.
The ultimate sun block. People
aren’t the only ones who need protection from the sun. Fabric is often left
neglected to battle against light. Drapery linings help protect against sun
deterioration, decreasing the amount of exposure to face fabric upholstery and carpets
Who said extra weight was a bad thing?
The extra weight that drapery linings add allows the draperies to hang beautifully.
Linings de-wrinkle, allowing creases to smooth out.
To a long, healthy life. The extra
protection provided by linings greatly extends the life of draperies. Linings also
promote good health because they provide the dark, quiet environment that is
important for quality sleep.
Silence is golden. Multiple layers of
Roc-lon® coated and blackout linings on top of a polyester/cotton base
reduce sound, allowing you to rest.
Energy savings = cost savings. The air
pockets in the extra layering that drapery linings provide insulate windows, blocking
solar heat gain during the summer or in warm climates and reducing drafts during the
winter. Roc-lon® drapery linings help save on heating and air
Privacy, please. In this time of
heightened security awareness, Roc-lon® drapery linings prevent
wandering eyes from peering into your home. Silhouettes that can be seen through most
draperies at night are eliminated.
Design and décor. Roc-lon
® offers decorative flexibility through a multitude of design choices.
Extensive range in types of linings.
Roc-lon® understands that its customers have diverse demands and lets
you choose from a variety. Roc-lon® window fabrics are also available in
All-In-One™ printed blackout drapery fabric and ready-made TLC®
blackout liner. Click on Products for further details.
FAQ’s Roc-lon® Blackout Drapery Linings (BDLs)
What is a "Blackout" Drapery Lining?
A Blackout Drapery Lining (BDL) is a base fabric with a coating that
prevents exterior light from entering through a window.
Why is that important?
BDLs are important for the home and the well being of the customer.
Linings prevent the damaging effects of Ultra-Violet rays on furniture as well as the
draperies themselves. As a result of this added on defense system, heating and air
conditioning costs are reduced.
But how are they important to people? Sleep deprivation is
increasing annually as people juggle work, school, family, and friends into their
lives. Sleeping in turn is put on the backburner and this can have disastrous effects
such as irritability, drowsiness, lack of concentration, and even deterioration of the
immune system. Linings may not change a person’s mind to sleep longer, but at
the bare minimum the quality of sleep will improve dramatically. BDL's completely
block out any light and impair sound disturbance, so absolute undivided attention is
placed to getting rest, and getting it quickly.
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Who will benefit the most from BDLs?
BDLs do not just target one customer niche, but are
recommended for just about anyone, including but not limiting to:
* Hospital personnel, pilots, police, firefighters, military and transportation
personnel who work shifts
* Seniors who need to maintain a good quality of life and good health
* Infants who have not yet developed a proper sleep cycle and their parents
* Students who keep irregular hours
* Patients who need sufficient amount of rest to recover
* Computer operators who can experience eye fatigue
* EVERYONE who requires a good day’s or good night’s sleep. Anyone who
wants to have more energy and to live healthier and longer.
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Are there different types of BDLs?
BDLs can be divided into two main categories— "3-pass" and
"2-pass". The difference between the two types lies in the manufacturing
process. Your specific needs of the finished drapery treatment will in turn determine
from which to choose.
Can you describe the difference?
In order to differentiate between the two, we will break down the processes. First,
all BDLs start as a base cloth of some polyester/cotton blend. The 3-pass goes
through a first coat or "pass" of white acrylic foam that seals the
weave and will finish as the cloth side of the lining. The second pass consists of
a black "opaque" coat, creating the lining feature to block light.
The third pass is a "finish" coat available in either white or ecru
The 2-pass goes through the same manufacturing process, the exception
being the very first pass of white acrylic foam. Therefore, the black opaque coat is
applied directly to the base cloth and the cloth side in turn gives off a gray color.
Both styles are 100% blackout and are
manufactured by Rockland Industries.
How do I decide whether to use a 2-pass or 3-pass
A 2-pass is recommended when the lining is to be sewn into the drapery. A 3-pass is
recommended when the lining is to be used as it’s own drapery. If the face
fabric for sewn-in installation is light or transparent, a 3-pass is advised to
prevent possible bleed-through of gray from 2-pass use.
Both styles hold same degree of
Textile or Foam? Which Side Faces the Window?
Roc-lon® BDLs were not manufactured for a specific placement order
once in the home so the choice is completely up to the customer. Either way will
still allow for 100% blackout so the decision boils down to personal preference. Many
times, people place the foam side to the window, but cloth side to the window is
arguably used so side and bottom hems do not incur as much damage in erosion from
furniture and carpeting abrasions.
What are the different BDLs that Rockland
In three-pass blackout, Roc-lon® makes Blackout the
"Un-Vinyl", Budget Blackout™, and Textralon-S™ in both flame
resistant (FR) and non-flame resistant (NFR) finishes. Our flame resistant two-pass
blackouts are Lights Out™ and Sleep Safe™. Our non-flame resistant
two-pass blackout product is Sleeper™.
What makes Roc-lon® BDLs different
from others on the market?
We are the world’s market leader in blackout linings and therefore offer the
quality, value, and special features in our products that competitors do not come
close to matching. Superior performance in providing 100% blackout is not simply a
benefit that comes with being the largest national manufacturer of drapery and
blackout linings, but a prerequisite for company operation.
To be more specific, blackout linings are devised with nothing less
than superior acrylic foam formulation that confirms our competitive advantage within
the textile industry. This formulation, brought about by tremendous efforts and
advances within Rockland’s Research and Development, will not crack, peel, or
bubble and protects against "cold cracking". Tough protection, a soft
inviting appearance, and the practicality of the linings being completely dry
cleanable make our BDL's a household name. Literally every yard of
Roc-lon® blackout drapery lining is marked with an invisible trademark
identification that can only be seen under ultra-violet light, guaranteeing
authenticity of the industry’s finest.
We also provide exclusive "Edge-to-Edge"™ blackout; a
selvage trimmed material with full-width blackout coverage to reduce workroom expenses
and waste. Our linings also offer measurable insulation and sound sedating properties
at a competitive price. When you purchase a product from us, you get the signature
Rockland special treatment that landed us the coveted "E-Star" Award
for Excellence from the US Department of Commerce.
Are there different qualities of BDLs?
Yes, two different versions are available for Roc-lon® linings, market
quality and premium quality. Market quality primarily targets commercial usage and
premium quality is for that special customer who demands nothing but the absolute
best. The difference between the two does not lie in their blackout ability (both are
100% blackout), but in relation to the thread count on the base cloth. The higher the
thread count, the more intricate and pleasing the product is to the eye and hand.
What about Flame Resistance?
Roc-lon® BDLs are available in flame resistant (FR) and non-flame
resistant (NFR) finishes. The flame resistant finish passes all federal, state, and
local fire codes for utmost security. The FR BDL's are also certified to pass the
NFPA 701 Standard Method of Fire Tests for Flame Propagation for Textiles and Films.
What widths are available?
Roc-lon® linings are available in a 70%/30% polyester/cotton base
cloth in 54" (137cm) widths. Furthermore, Budget Blackout™ is available
under 48" (122 cm) and both FR and NFR are available in an exclusive size of
110" (280 cm) width. Exclusive size is also available for the Sleep
Further customized widths are
available for large quantity orders.
Are BDLs available in colors?
Rockland offers the widest range of colors for blackout users in the industry. To
find out specific hues for each individual blackout drapery lining, click on
Window Covering Products
* When specifying colors, the cloth side is always
referred to first, i.e., "Ivory/Ecru" is Ivory on the cloth side with Ecru
What other blackout products
does Rockland Mills Produce?
Rockland is proud to offer the DecoRest™ II collection, a dramatically
engineered drapery and bedspread fabric collection featuring Rockland Mills'
exclusive Textralon-S™ Blackout -- a high-count, specifically prepared for
printing, 3-pass blackout with a 70/30:polyester/cotton construction. With several
pattern and color combinations, the DecoRest™ II collection offers the
advantages of an all-in-one product -- decoration, blackout, insulation, sound
deadening, and flame resistance (when needed) -- to reduce fabrication and
material costs by eliminating the need for a separate blackout lining.
What are the Put Ups, and
What Quantities Can I Order?
All 48" (122 cm) and 54" (137 cm) width blackout linings
are put up as an average in 60 yard (55 m) rolls. These are packed as an average 360
yards (330 m) to a case. Roc-lon® Blackout, DenimTones™,
DecoRest™ II prints, and Lights Out™ blackouts are available by roll or
case. Budget Blackout™ (FR and NFR), Sleeper™, and Sleep Safe™ FR
are available only by the case. Our wide-width 110" (280 cm) blackouts are put
up in 50 yard (46 m) rolls and are shipped full width as individual rolls by
Special put-up roll sizes available
for large quantity orders.
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What is Edge-To-Edge™?
Edge-To-Edge™ is one of the latest advancements for Rockland concerning BDL
technology. It is composed of aerocellular acrylic foam that runs through its entire
width, therefore eliminating the use of additional trimming. Other perks include the
reduction of manufacturing time and costs, and it’s availability in all 3
widths (48", 54", and 110") as well as in Roc-lon® 2 and
3-pass flame resistant and non-flame resistant blackout drapery linings, including:
Roc-lon® Blackout "The Un-Vinyl"
Roc-lon® Budget Blackout™
Roc-lon® DecoRest™ II
Roc-lon® Lights Out™ FR
Roc-lon® Sleep Safe™ FR
For questions or more information, please
call Rockland Industries at 1-800-876-2566 or fax 1-410-522-2545
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.