Rocket is constructed with a warp knit. During this technique, the loops are interlocked vertically up the length of the fabric resulting in a firmer construction than conventionally knitted fabrics. Rocket has a strong futuristic expression and features a chainmail-like pattern of oval spaces. ‘The perforations of Rocket are inspired from high-tech fabrics used in sports and fashion with a science fiction feel of space age, lightness and speed’ explain the designers. Though the textile looks very light, it provides distinctive volume when draped. Rocket also contrasts well with solid textiles, especially Fiction, when used as a sheer.
Lightfastness relates to the ability of a textile to retain its colour under light. When testing for lightfastness, samples are exposed to artificial daylight for a specified period.
The evaluation scale ranges from 1 (worst) to 8 (best). An increase of one point corresponds to a doubling of the lightfastness, i.e. the same fading takes twice as long.Absorption 0.00 / Not classified (Absorption flat) 0.05 / Not classified (Absorption folded)
Acoustic absorption is indicated as αw-value which approximately corresponds to the percentage of sound absorbed. For instance, an αw-value of 0,4 translates into 40% absorption of sound. Acoustic absorption of a textile is measured in its flat and draped state.Airflow <10 Pa s/m
Airflow resistance influences the sound absorbing qualities of a textile. Typically, the denser the construction of the textile, the higher the value.Fire tests AS/NZS 1530.3 • BS 5867 part 2 type B • DIN 4102 B1 • EN 13 773 class 1 • IMO FTP Code 2010 Part 7 • JIS L 1091 A-1 D • NF P 92 507 M1 • NFPA 701 • SN 198 898 5.2 • UNI 9177 Classe 1
There are differing requirements concerning the flame-retardancy of textiles dependent on the area of application, country or even region. Our textiles pass the majority of international standards and are also tested for a selection of regional requirements.
- Fire resistant
Cleaning and care:Wash at max. 60°C, mild processDo not bleachDo not tumble dryIron at low temperature (max. 110°C), steam may cause damageProfessional dry cleaning with tetrachloroethylene, normal process
- Produced in: Portugal
- Warranty: 10 years
- Sustainability: Greenguard Certification www.greenguard.org
- See special processing recommendation on www.kvadrat.dk/care-and-maintenance
- Yarn type: Filament
- Binding: Knit
- Wash load: Half
- Colour difference: Slight differences may occur
- Meters per roll: Approx. 60 m
Care instructions curtain textiles
Regular cleaning is important in order to keep the curtain textile looking its best and to prolong its life. Dust and dirt wear down the textile and also reduce its fire-retardant properties.
Special considerations for Rocket
Knitted textiles differ from woven textiles in terms of their performance and construction. As Rocket is a warp knitted textile, we do not recommend any sewing. In order to adjust the length or the width of the textile, simply cut it along the meshes. Thanks to the construction of the textile it will not fray. This also applies if the textile stretches after installation. Use a pleating tape in the top. If more pieces of textile are to be installed next to each other, we recommend making a 4 – 6 cm loose overlap instead of sewing them together.
If possible, we recommend washing curtains once a year. If used heavily, a more frequent cleaning may be appropriate. All curtain fabrics by Kvadrat and Kinnasand are supplied bearing a maintenance label. We recommend the use of a light duty detergent without optical brighteners for all items in which, according to care instructions, washing is possible. In order to reduce the risk of allergy problems, we recommend to use washing detergents that do not contain optical bleach, perfume or colorants. Please take into account a possible shrinkage between 1 – 3 %. For more detailed information, we recommend contacting a professional dry cleaner and/or laundry. A professional dry cleaner may also assist in working out maintenance schedules which ensure that the fabrics are maintained properly so that a good indoor climate and maximum duration of the curtains are achieved.