Why Calculating Accurate Flexitank Capacity Is Vital

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Flexitank Capacity

Successful flexitank manufacturing involves a lot of parameters, some less obvious than others. Quality aspects for flexible storage tanks run the gamut, from materials selection, chemical compatibility and strength considerations to safety, economic and environmental sustainability. This article focuses on the importance of accurate flexitank capacity calculation, and its potential implications on safe and efficient flexitank usage. Calculating Flexitank Capacity … Read More

Top 5 Uses for Flexitank Storage

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Flexitank

In today’s world of fast commercial activity, disaster relief needs, challenging droughts, and other environmental conditions, there is an increasing need for safe and economic storage of all types of liquids. In this article, we take an introductory look into flexitanks, also known as flexibags. Flexitank storage is a relatively new and efficient way of storing liquids for various applications. … Read More

Fuel Bladder Material: TPU vs Hypalon

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Flexible fuel bladders are a preferred alternative to steel and composite tanks for fuel storage, especially in situations where critical infrastructure is compromised or non-existent. The wide range of applications and extreme environmental conditions result in very demanding material specifications; Endurance, safety, and ecological considerations, all come into play. In this article, we will take a dive into the specifics … Read More

Rising Demand for Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) Collars Made from Polyurethane Fabric

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Photo courtesy of SAFE Boats International The Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) construction market has traditionally been driven by factors such as boat lifespan, endurance, durability, ease of manufacture, field repair, and cost. In this article, we are looking into factors that have come into play during the last decade, shifting interest towards Polyurethane fabric for RIB construction, in place of … Read More

Hot Air Welding and Other Methods for Manufacturers

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Hot Air Welding

Image courtesy of Miller Weldmaster Thermoplastic product manufacturers often use welding to seal technical textiles during product manufacturing. This enables the creation of all kinds of coated textiles products involving complex shapes, large surfaces, and waterproof constructions of high durability.  In this article, we present the considerations manufacturers should make when choosing a welding method, depending on their needs and … Read More

All you need to know about pvc welding technique

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Image courtesy of Miller Weldmaster   Erez offers a wide variety of PVC/PU-coated, polyester-based technical textiles that can be used in wide array of applications.  These materials stand up to extreme weather conditions, chemicals, abrasion and punctures, as well exhibit high flexibility and UV stability. This makes them ideal for rescue boats, pontoons, ribs, flexible storage tanks suitable for most … Read More

Hypalon vs. TPU Coating for RIBs – What Builds a Better Boat?

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Rigid-hull inflatable boats (RIBs) can be over 12m long and hold more than 20 people. But most RIBs are smaller, designed to be stable on ocean waters and reach short-range destinations fast. Common uses for RIBs are rescue boats, dinghies for larger boats, and as pleasure crafts. RIBs usually have v-shaped hulls surrounded by inflatable gunwale tubes that are constructed … Read More

What is Hot Wedge Welding and is it Right for My Application?

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Image courtesy of Miller Weldmaster   Hot Wedge (HW) Welding Hot wedge welding, also known as bar welding, uses a heated metal wedge to provide the required heat for melting the thermoplastics. The wedge is precisely positioned at the weld point as two sheets of fabric or film are pulled across the heated wedge. The material is moved across the … Read More

Improving Welding Thermoplastic Coated Fabrics

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The process for all thermoplastic textiles welding consists of the same basic elements: heat, pressure, and cooling. These three elements are controlled based on the materials being welded, the welding method, and the speed of the manufacturing process. However, many other factors affect the strength and seal quality: Tooling layout Weld thickness Material thickness Machine controls Operator experience In the … Read More

Welding Thermoplastic Coated Textiles – An Introduction

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Welding is a widely used form of material joining thermoplastic-coated materials coated used in the technical textile industry. Virtually all thermoplastics exhibit excellent weldability. The process of thermoplastic welding consists of the same basic elements: heat, pressure, and cooling. These three elements are controlled based on the materials being welded, the welding method, and the speed of the manufacturing process. … Read More