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What is Textile Engineering and How Does It Work?

Industrial sewing and heat sealing are directly adjacent to, and often rely on, the hard work of engineers who specialize in the flexible materials used in the many products created on Vinyl Technology’s manufacturing floor. The way we know what works for so many applications is not through trial and error but because of research […]

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What is an Air Wedge and What is it Used For?

An air wedge is an inflatable, wedge-shaped bag made of vinyl, ballistic nylon, and other strong, flexible textiles. This bag lies flat, allowing it to be slipped under heavy objects, between objects that need to be moved apart, and between a moving component and an unmoving surface (like a locked car door). By slowly inflating […]

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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 […]

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How Are Air Bladders Made?

Inflatable air bladder solutions 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 […]

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The Top 5 Uses for a Hazmat Suit

All hazmat suits have one purpose: keep the person wearing it alive. The person who wears a hazmat suit should be in the same condition when they take it off that they were when they put it on. Anything less that that is simply unacceptable. The COVID-19 pandemic has made more people more aware of […]

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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 […]

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What is Vinyl Laminated Fabric and How is it Used?

The ingredients needed to create vinyl laminate fabric are not complicated: you start with a piece of regular fabric, like nylon, for example, and then place a layer of film over it. While the specific process for creating a laminated fabric is different for every implementation and one method might not be used for every […]

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Uncovering the Power of HazMat Suits: Understanding Your Protective Wear Options

A Hazmat suit provides efficient shielding against chemicals, toxins, and more dangerous forms of hazardous materials. But with all the various types of hazmat suits available on the market today, it can be hard to design one that best fits your needs and environment. To help make the process easier for you, this blog post […]

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An Overview of Industrial Sewing Techniques

Table of Contents Introduction Lock Stitch Chain Stitch Overlock Stitch Cover Stitch Other Industrial Sewing Techniques Material Selection in Industrial Sewing Vinyl Technology Can Help You, Too Industrial sewing, a cornerstone of countless industries, goes far beyond stitching together a few pieces of laminated fabric. It is a complex and precise process, encompassing a wide […]

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What is Heat Sealing and How is It Used?

Heat sealing, also called heat welding, is a method of fastening two pieces of fabric together with an airtight, watertight bond. The most common type of heat weld uses polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or vinyl fabric. The nature of heat sealing makes it perfect for lots of different kinds of thermoplastic materials, especially thinner fabrics. Thermoplastic […]

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