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Cotton, lightweight pieces improve stretched canvases selection


Better fabrics and stretcher bars in real wood boost product performance.




  • Cotton use to increase: Suppliers are upgrading products to stay on top of the competition. To this end, they will raise the output share of canvases in pure cotton to 15 to 20 percent from the previous 10 to 15 percent. The yield portion of 60:40 linen-cotton variants will climb from 30 to 40 percent.
  • Lighter stretcher bars: Companies are reducing the use of MDF due to its heavy weight. They are, instead, introducing more versions made of fir, pine, willow and birch.
  • Handstretched models dominate: Nearly all releases are still stretched manually, a practice that will persist in the months ahead. The method yields high-quality pieces and costs less than utilizing a machine.
  • Custom designs & sourcing terms: Under efforts to provide better services, several manufacturers are accepting requests for round or novelty frames. Lower and flexible MOQs, and shorter delivery times are also offered.
  • Price increase: A markup of 5 percent is expected as industry players foresee labor outlay and the yuan’s value remaining on the upswing.

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Beingmate Group Co. Ltd Honglin Industrial Co. Ltd
Model: HL-001
Description: Cotton canvas; wooden stretcher bar; 30x30cmfir stretcher bar, 1.8, 3.8, 6.3 or 7.5cm thick

 Stretched canvas

Heze Kaixin Import and Export Co. Ltd
Model: KX001
Description: 300gsm cotton canvas with gesso coating; 1.6x3cm-thick fir stretcher bar; 18x24in

 Stretched canvas

Nan'an Yihui Painting & Arts Co. Ltd
Model: YH01
Description: Polyester canvas; fir stretcher bar; 60x90cm

 Stretched canvas

Ningbo Reego International Co. Ltd
Model: SC305305
Description: 380gsm cotton canvas; wooden stretcher bar; acid-free; double-stapled; any size available

 Stretched canvas

Shenzhen Dafen Fineart Co. Ltd
Model: DF-01
Description: Cotton-Belgium linen canvas; fir stretcher bar; in various sizes

 Stretched canvas

Sinoart Shanghai Co. Ltd
Model: SFC3001-2
Description: Cotton, linen or cotton-linen blends; kiln-dried paulownia or fir stretcher bar, 1.8, 3.8, 6.3 or 7.5cm thick

Note: This article "Cotton, lightweight pieces improve stretched canvases selection" was originally published by Global Sources, a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with China manufacturers and India suppliers, providing essential sourcing information to volume buyers through our e-magazines, trade shows and industry research.

All price quotes in this report are in US dollars unless otherwise specified. FOB prices were provided by the companies interviewed only as reference prices at the time of interview and may have changed.

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