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Headlining for Automotive Use


Being the UK’s leading supplier of upholstery materials for the automotive industry, providing top quality headlining is essential. We currently supply five different types of headlining’s to cater to all your possible upholstery needs such as: Classic Motors, Modern Motors, Affordability, Ease of Use, Fashion, Flexibility, Stretch and many more. Keep reading to find out about all the different Headlining materials we currently supply and check out the specification table below:

PVC Headlining

PVC headlining is an easy to use product that can be easily fixed to your vehicle with the right glue and adhesives. It has a slight stretch to it, is available in five different colours and is 140cm wide. Additionally, all colours of this headlining can be available perforated depending on your desires.

Nylon Headlining

Nylon headlining is a fine cloth bonded to a thin scrim foam backing. Nylon headlining is stretchy which makes it easy to manipulate and trim into complicated shapes. This headlining is very common in most cars nowadays, it is also available in five different colours and is 137cm wide.


Despite having a similar appearance to suede fabrics, Alcantara can endure much harsher environments without ruining its appearance. The Alcantara friction coefficient is extremely high allowing it to be very abrasion resistant and suitable for interior automotive purposes such as seating, steering wheels, panels and obviously headlining. Furthermore, Alcantara has excellent anti-fouling and fire-resistant ratings. It is 142cm wide, available in 45 different colours and can be made perforated.

Wool Cloth & Union Cloth

Both Wool Cloth and Union Cloth are very popular with classic cars such as Aston Martins, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Morgans and much more. Wool Cloth (West of England Cloth) is the traditional premium headlining material for classic motors both are highly durable. Union Cloth is available in Fawn, Black and grey where as Wool Cloth is available in Fawn, Grey, Beige. Furthermore, Union cloth is 200cm wide whereas Wool Cloth is 152cm wide.

  PVC Nylon Union Cloth Woolcloth Alcantara
Width 140 cm 137 cm 200 cm 152 cm 142 cm
Roll Length 50 m 40 m 3 5m 35 m 50 m
Weight 375 gsm 85 gsm 530 gsm 410 gsm 230 g/sqm
Thickness 0.70 mm 3.2 mm 1.9 mm 1.3 mm 0.80 mm
Abrasion Resistance - - > 50,000 19,000 30,000 +




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Throughout our time as a company, we've provided high quality headlining materials for automotive use. These range from the ever popular Alcantara to prestigious Woolcloth (West of England Cloth). 

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