TEXTILES & GARMENTS
The textile and garment industries help provide basic textile and garment needs of all people. Plastics have transformed for the better how we are impacted by these industries. Applications include mechanical applications, such as conveyor belt rollers, bushings and plates, graphical applications such as safety signage, and see-through applications such as machinery guards.
Advantages of plastics
The advantages of plastics in the Textile and Garment industries are numerous. Plastics are much lighter than metal, which equate into better fuel economy and cheaper to manufacture parts. Additionally, the lighter weight aids in safer material handling. Plastics can be designed to be impact and dent resistant, and modified for improved strength. Corrosion resistance, color and texture flexibility, the economical components and aesthetics are other advantages of plastics.
Materials Utilized Within Industry
The machinery utilized in the textile and garment industries often operate at high speeds with many moving parts and require frequent maintenance. These machines create fabrics, carpets and clothing. Materials used in these industries include Nylon, Teflon, Phenolics and Polycarbonate machine guards are common for this industry.
Textiles & Garments