Coated Fabric Welding for Manufacturers: ROI Considerations

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Coated Fabric Welding

Manufacturers of products made of coated fabrics and materials in the technical textile industry need to be informed of the various technologies and their relative advantages and disadvantages for their specific applications. Welding for coated fabric is a widely used form of material joining that must be looked at very carefully. In this article, we take a look at the significant … Read More

How to Determine if Welding is Right for Your Application

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Did you know that nearly all thermoplastics can be welded without difficulty? When it comes to joining two fabrics together – you have to make sure you are choosing the right method to do so. As a general rule, only identical thermoplastic materials can be welded homogeneously. But what else do you need to know if you wish to make … Read More

Introduction to High-Frequency Welding

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introduction to High-frequency welding

This article will serve as an introduction to High-Frequency Welding. HF Welding, also known as radiofrequency (RF) or dielectric welding, is the process of fusing materials together by applying a rapidly alternating electric field, applied between two bars, in the joint area. HF welding only works with thermoplastics that have a high dielectric constant, a factor determined by the molecule’s … Read More

7 Production Advantages of Welding

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When it comes to thermoplastic-coated materials – Welding is one of the most common ways to join the technical textile industry. When it comes to joining technical fabrics, you should know about the production advantages of welding – here in this article we list the top 7.   1.    Design Thermoplastic welding presents many substantial benefits for the technical textile … Read More

6 Environmental Advantages of Flexitank Storage

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collapsible storage tanks

As any industrial practice grows in popularity it is only expected that we question the level of its environmental sustainability. The increasing rate of industrial use of flexitanks otherwise known as collapsible storage tanks or bladders, in a variety of different applications leads us to ask that very question. If you’re unfamiliar with fleixtanks and what they are used for you … Read More

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

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Rigid-hull inflatable boats (RIBs) are built with inflatable or foam-filled collars that enable stability and better floating. RIBs are commonly used for rescue, military, and commercial applications. RIBS can also be used as dinghies for larger vessels, as well as leisure crafts. As for size, RIBs are generally built to be compact and lightweight for increased speed and versatility. Although, … Read More

The Top Welding Techniques for Industrial Thermoplastic Fabric

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Welding is one of the most common ways to join thermoplastic-coated materials used in the technical textile industry. Fabric welding is straightforward, relatively inexpensive, and offers unparalleled flexibility and strength when it comes to joining technical fabrics together. While not all types of fabrics can be easily welded, virtually all thermoplastics exhibit excellent weldability. The process of thermoplastic welding consists … Read More

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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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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fuel bladder material

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

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