Trends to Watch at Techtextil2019

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Techtextil2019 is a leading international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens, taking place in Frankfurt from 14 to 17 of May 2019. This international exhibition hosts more than 1,400 technical textiles companies of all sizes and from the industry’s entire spectrum. Manufacturers showcase products to more than 33,000 visitors, for a full range of applications including architecture, automotive, construction, … Read More

Coated Textiles for Your Spill-Containment Applications

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The Importance of Environmental Control If your company deals in environmentally hazardous liquids, most likely your government requires you to have a response plan in the event of a spill. Your plan might need to include contingencies for spill prevention and control, as well as appropriate countermeasures. Often, meeting these requirements involves placing physical barriers around the site of a … Read More

Reuse vs. Recycle for Coated Textiles

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Reuse vs. Recycle for Coated Textiles

Environmental concerns are increasingly important to consumers, governments, and employees. For manufacturers of thermoplastic technical textiles, the disposal of waste materials (scrap) is an increasingly important environmental concern. Disposing of this large amount of scrap in a landfill is undesirable and costly. The responsible action is to either reuse or recycle this material. Today, we’ll look at these two options: … Read More

Searching for Sustainable Coated Textile Manufacturers? Ask These 3 Questions.

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Likely, you are experiencing increased pressure as a manufacturer to incorporate sustainable practices into your business directives. But what does sustainability mean, and how can you identify business partners who share the same goals? Often, sustainability is broadly defined using the Three P’s—People (social), Planet (ecological), and Profit (economical). For the manufacturing world, these mean generating minimal negative environmental impacts … Read More

Is it Possible to Recycle TPU-Coated Textiles – And is it the Best Option?

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Technically,  thermoplastic-coated textiles can be recycled. Chemical processes exist that can retrieve the coating, base material, additives, glues, as well as the chemical solutions used in the dissolution process. And, recycling has many advantages. It can reduce scrap waste by 90-96%. This can save you disposal costs and help conserve valuable raw materials. However, there is still a shortage of … Read More

Sustainable Manufacturing and What it Means to Your Company

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What is Sustainable Manufacturing? Sustainability means more than using environmentally friendly products. Often, it is broadly defined using the Three P’s—People (social), Planet (ecological), and Profit (economical). For the manufacturing world, these mean        being a good community citizen through job creation and investment,        creating product and community safety, and        following the law and paying taxes — all while generating minimal … Read More

How This New Retro-Reflective Textile Technology Can Take Your Products to the Next Level of Success

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Retro Reflective Textile - glowspot

In today’s increasingly competitive market, technical textile product manufacturers constantly try to differentiate their products in order to stay ahead of the competition and gain a market advantage. With new GlowSpot, a patented retro-reflective material that can be applied in the external layer of any technical textile, manufacturers can now differentiate their products and offer game-changing, and possibly life-saving, advantages … Read More

Marine Safety Trends to Watch at METSTrade

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The METSTRADE show is the world’s largest trade exhibition of marine related equipment, featuring more than 16,000 exhibitors in three different Pavilions. At this year’s METSTRADE show visitors will discover trends for specialized raw materials and composites for the marine construction industry, such as advanced retroreflective materials, for use in boating & safety applications. One of the central trends to … Read More

Trends in Coated Technical Textiles to Expect at IFAI Expo

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IFAI Expo 2018 is the largest and most anticipated technical textiles expo in North America, featuring more than 350 exhibitors. It is the annual gathering of over 12,000 suppliers, manufactures and end users in the Industrial Fabrics industry. This year’s visitors will learn about industry trends and be exposed to new products and technology, stemming from safety, transportation and environmental … Read More

The State of the Coated Technical Textile Market in the US

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The State of the Coated Technical Textile Market in the US

The current state of the coated technical textiles market in the US is very positive, which is due to several converging factors. For one, the increased rate of US GDP and the overall optimistic state of the US economy have positively affected the coated textile market as well. Moreover, the US government has announced “The Bipartisan Budget Act”, an act … Read More

The Best Applications for Copolymer EVA Alloy Coating

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EVA-alloy coating is a copolymer vinyl alloy derived from common PVC. However, it is not simply PVC with additives – it is an entirely new polymer. Erez has used breakthrough polymer blending to create Erez ERcoat™, a uniquely strong EVA/PVC copolymer alloy that can stand up to the harshest conditions and containment needs. Tough and Flexible ERcoat™ is naturally flexible … Read More

The Most Common Uses of Waterproof TPU Fabric – Is It Right for Your Product?

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Waterproof TPU fabrics bond a thermoplastic polyurethane membrane to a base textile, such as nylon or polyester fabric, to create a wide range of high-performing materials that maintain their flexibility yet are durable and waterproof. TPU has a long list of excellent material properties. It is abrasion resistant, tear resistant, has excellent bending and tensile strength, large elongation break, low … Read More

3 Important Things to Know About Sourcing PVC Alloy or PVC Fabric

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If you are sourcing coated PVC alloy or PVC fabric for a technical application, you know that the look, feel, and functionality of your end product are set by the quality of the textile you choose. Manufacturing businesses considering new suppliers for coated textiles need to consider both general factors and factors specific to the unique conditions and needs of … Read More