Well known for supplying fabrics and materials to fabricators in the marine, awning and upholstery industries, The Astrup Company is also making a name for itself in the costume, scenery and props departments of motion pictures, television and theatrical productions, as well as other performing arts.
Astrup offers a wide selection of multi-purpose fabrics and finishing supplies that are used in theatrical scenery design, draping, costumes and other items involved in stage and screen productions. A new sample card featuring swatches of specialty fabrics used in the entertainment industry is now available from Astrup’s 14 distribution centers.
Entertainment professionals have found distinctive uses for many Astrup fabrics in several major productions. The Metropolitan Opera at the Lincoln Center in New York City paints scenery on Astrup’s Black Chair Duck fabric and Phifertex® fabric from Astrup serves as drapes on the sets of 20th Century Fox Studios.
Amusement parks benefit from the multiple uses of Astrup’s selection of fabrics as well. Guests of Six Flags Great Adventure find shade under Ferrari Soltis® 92 fabric panels; the live stage production Odyssea at Florida’s Busch Gardens theme park featured large stage banners made of Astrup’s AwnTex® 70; and Philadelphia Phillies fans walk through canopies at the baseball stadium made of Weblon® Coastline Plus™ fabric from Astrup.
Astrup’s updated Stage-Screen-Event-Display specialty fabrics sample card displays a wide selection of multi-purpose fabrics for set design, banners, equipment bags and other uses in the entertainment industry. Fabrics featured in the sample card include: Dyed Single Filled Cotton Duck, Muslin/Sheeting, Enameling Duck, Artist Canvas, Silicone Cloth, Ripstop Nylon Grid Cloth, Michigan Cordura Plus Nylon, Glen Raven Fabric Media, Banguard, Weblon Coastline Plus™, Sunbrella Firesist, Ferrari Soltis 92 and Duvetyne.
Fabrics from the Astrup Company are used in thousands of different ways. From stage and screen to marine interiors to window treatments and awnings to resort canopies, Astrup supplies high performance fabrics that are beautiful, versatile and long lasting.