Within the Cruise Industry great importance must be placed upon the materials that are to be used, especially in terms of sustainability and function. Design requirements and ambience are part of the process and these must create a memorable impression & feeling that people will not forget.
Safety plays an important part therefore the decorative and upholstery fabrics must pass special flame-retardancy tests specially developed for shipping (IMO Res. A471 (XII), IMO Res. A652 (16).
Especially with curtains, high light fastness is of great importance, since the solar radiation is much stronger than on land due to the reflection of the sea surface. Substances used in outdoor areas must withstand extreme solar radiation, seawater and possibly chlorine water.