“Custom is not just in our name...it’s what WE DO!!!”

2830 HWY. 70, SE
Hickory, NC 28603

American Custom Finishing (ACF) opened its doors in 2010 as a custom coating and finisher of synthetic and natural fiber woven, nonwoven and knit fabrics.  Over time, we have doubled our capacity, upgraded our facilities and moved into a position of a market leader for custom finishing and coating of high-end value added fabrics.  We achieve this success through transparent true partnerships with our customers.  Fabrics finished at ACF are used in a variety of markets including residential, commercial and institutional upholstery, automotive, military, medical, outdoor performance and construction. Capabilities of ACF include but are not limited to pad finishing, foam finishing (Gaston CFS), blade and foam (Gaston CFS) coating, needle punch, scouring and fabric washing or tumbling for affect. Width tolerance is between 46-72 inches. We have the ability to handle "small" runs, complete lab testing and drop shipping via our trucks, UPS/Fed Ex as well as other carriers.

If you can dream it, design and produce it, we can put on the finishing touch.

Process Capabilities

American Custom Finishing has patented CFS equipment which is used for accurately applying water soluble or dispersible chemicals at very low moisture levels.  Applying chemicals through a foam medium produces many benefits over traditional application methods.

  • Fabric Scouring

  • Heat Setting

  • “Softening” Finishes & “Tumble Soften” Processes

  • Oil & Water Repellent Finishes

  • Flame Retardant Finishing & Coating

  • Back Coating – Foam & Conventional Blade

  • Knit and Nonwoven Backing (Laminating)

  • Needle Punch

Every roll of fabric processed by ACF goes through inspection.  After the required tests are performed and passed, rolls are visually inspected and tagged and packaged to customer specification.

Testing Capabilities

  • FR Testing

  • MVSS 302

  • NFPA 701

  • NFPA 260 (Class 1 Cigarette)

  • Seam Slippage

  • Dynamic Seam Fatigue 

  • Add-On Coat Weight

  • Repellency Testing

  • Spray Rating

  • Oil Rating

  • Water Drop

  • Alcohol/Water Drop