What is RF Welding and How Does it Work?
Welding and heat sealing are often used interchangeably when people talk about the kind of industrial sewing we do at Vinyl Technology. Although the result of an RF weld often looks a lot like the same airtight and waterproof barrier you get from a traditional heat seal, the technology requires no heat at all. RF […]Read More
How Are Air Bladders Made?
Air bladders are primarily used in industrial, medical, and marine applications. In the medical field, air bladders are used to treat broken limbs and transport patients. You might also see them used as seat cushions in aircraft. For marine applications, they are often used as a flotation device with an inflatable raft or a floating […]Read More
What is PVC Fabric Welding and How Does it Work?
PVC welding, specifically PVC fabric welding, is a technique that uses heat or RF fields to create welds of various shapes and patterns. PVC is an acronym for polyvinyl chloride, which is a type of vinyl. PVC has been used extensively in many industries for lots of implementations. It is widely used today because of […]Read More
How To Make Inflatable Products with Vinyl Welding
From a pool raft to a life-saving water rescue device to an inflatable building, vinyl and PVC welding techniques guarantee a waterproof seal and an airtight bond that you can rely on to help save lives or even just give you an air mattress to sleep on. No matter what you need an inflatable fabric […]Read More
Everything You Need to Know About Drone Fuel Bladders
What is a Drone? UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) are an important piece of equipment in US Army operations. These drones provide unprecedented access to reconnaissance, communications, and other applications without endangering the lives of staff. The use of UAVs has increased rapidly in recent years, with advances in cloud computing services, the merging of data […]Read More
Medical RF Welding
For many years, the medical industry has used radio frequency (RF) seals to make such products as bags for intravenous infusions and for the collection of bodily fluids. As the industry has grown rapidly with the aging of the population, the demand for more disposable bags and other PPE has grown by leaps and bounds. […]Read More
The Complete Guide to Marine Fuel Bladders
What is a Marine Fuel Bladder? The fuel tank is one of the most important parts of any device (usually a vehicle) that uses liquid fuel. It is where the gas is stored before it gets burned in an engine. We think of fuel tanks as metal structures, but this is not always the case. […]Read More
What is Vinyl Welding?
Heat sealing and welding are often used interchangeably when people talk about industrial sewing. Although there are multiple methods of joining fabrics like vinyl together, the end result of vinyl welding is the same: a waterproof and airtight hermetic seal. How Does RF Welding Work? Though it’s been around since at least the 1970s, RF […]Read More
How Does a Fuel Bladder Tank Work?
A fuel tank bladder is a type of membrane that is used to hold hazardous liquids of all kinds, but especially fuel. These membranes are typically made of two layers of thermoplastic material. The membrane is made using a thermal-plastic welding process, which inflates the two layers without bonding them together. The bladder functions as […]Read More
How Do You Make a Hermetic Seal
You might have seen the phrase “hermetically sealed” before and wondered what it meant. It’s a common description from science fiction movies, where the characters convey just how sealed off a location or object is. It’s used a lot in marketing, too, for much of the same reason — “hermetically sealed” is another way of […]Read More