Not all molton fabrics are alike: IBENA blackout molton is woven from a very fine yarn, and only one-side is raised. The fine yarn makes a very opaque fabric with an evenly raised surface. But also the backside of IBENA blackout molton is a sight to see: it has a slightly glossy structure and deserves to be called “satin molton”.
However, in general blackout molton is not as wrinkle-resistant as stage molton. Therefore, stage molton is used mainly for curtains and blackout molton for framed textiles.
All Molton out of cotton have in common that they are flame-retardant in compliance with B1, but this finish is not permanent. When the textile gets wet the flame protection might wash out, or the cloth will get stained. We recommend to use IBENA CS molton to prevent this. IBENA CS Molton is made of flame-retardant fibres, and the B1 test was certified even after ten laundering processes.
Blackoutmolton - because of the coating it is 100% opaque, and we have chosen the coating so that it is particularly stable and does not break during folding / creasing.
The cheapest and simplest way to cover the front of a stage is to tape on the Stage Skirt fabric, which is already at exactly the right height of a stage. The Stage Skirt rolls are cut from black or white decomolton, which weighs 160 gsm and is flame retardant. It is cut to the typical stage height of 20, 40, 60, 80 and 100 cm and can be easily torn off by hand. With double-sided adhesive tape, any stage is quickly covered! Each stage skirt roll is 60 m long and the tolerance in height is less than +/- 1 cm.