Field Failure Analysis

Stains, destructive cleaning agents, and improper fabric selection can lead to field failure and our experts are here to help!

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Field Failure Analysis

There can be many reasons for material failure in the field including improper material specification, improper application, improper cleaning, and care or even an unexpected chemical reaction. In the end, Applied Lab is here as a resource to investigate field failures and provide feedback and information on why fabric fails in the field and what improvements can be made to avoid such failure in the future.

Common Field Failure concerns pictured below.

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Stains

Wrong Cleaning Agents

Spray Sanitizer Build-Up

Hair Oils & Products

Hand Oils & Mystery Splat

Gum Stains

Ink Stains

Denim Dye Stains

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

Seam Failure

Snagging

Abrasion Failure

Creasing

Wrinkling

Hydrolysis

Stains

Union Square Lobby, Grand Rapids, MI

Union Square Lobby, Grand Rapids, MI

Marriott Courtyard Lobby, Denver, CO

Wynn Hotel Lobby, Las Vegas, NV

Wrong Cleaning Agents

W Hotel Guest Room, South Beach, FL

Macy’s NYC

Spray Sanitizer Build-Up

McDonald’s, North Bay, Ontario CAN

McDonald’s, North Bay, Ontario CAN

McDonald’s, Freeport, ME

McDonald’s, Freeport, ME

Hair Oils & Products

Airport Wall Panels, Grand Rapids, MI

Hand Oils & Mystery Splat

Courtyard Marriott Lobby, Denver Airport

Marriott Suites Guest Room, Bethesda, MD

Marriott Suites Guest Room, Bethesda, MD

Gum Stains

McDonald’s NYC

Ink Stains

McDonald’s, NYC

Boutique Coffee Shop, NYC

Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Denim Dye Stains

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

Aloft Hotel, Denver, CO

McDonald’s, NYC

Paris, FR

Restaurant 3, Nanjing Rd, China

Seam Failure

Foliot Furniture COM at a Boutique Hotel

Wyndham Grand Lobby, Orlando, FL

Bayside Buffet, Las Vegas, NV

Bayside Buffet, Las Vegas, NV

Munich, GER

Snagging

Marriott Suites Guest Room, Bethesda, MD

Wyndham Grand Lobby, Orlando, FL

QSR, Marietta, GA

Abrasion Failure

Courtyard Marriott, Boston, MA

Wyndham Grand Lobby, Orlando, FL

Creasing

Marriott Courtyard, Denver Airport, CO

Marriott Courtyard, Denver Airport, CO

Wrinkling

Courtyard Marriott Lobby, Newark, NJ

Primark Retail Clothing Store, NYC

Primark Retail Clothing Store, NYC

Hydrolysis

Aloft Hotel, Denver, CO

Aloft Hotel, Denver, CO

Hilton Hotel, Orlando, FL

“Hi Jerrod, Thank you for your assistance here! …We we would also agree that this was not an appropriate fabric for this application. … Thank you again for helping us out. As always, you are a true pleasure to work with.”

Anna Logsdon

General Manager
Fabricut Contract

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