Are you curious about the weird beginnings of polyester production?

Hi! To all our followers! As always, I’m your commercial fabrics guy, eager to drop a few lines about truly interesting textile process and procedure concepts.

Correct my friend, I am your commercial fabrics guy, and I have yet another textiles historic insight to send your way.
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Hello! Roger Howard here, I’m your intrepid author, eager to get into all we’ve found today.

1.5 inch seat belt webbing is what I’m all about, so it may be a bit of a surprise to you that I only found two topics of interest today: poly web material and seatbelt webbing.

Just a quick note — let me explain — today’s insights come from experts’ posts that my assistant and I uncovered in today’s careful examination of the “Interwebs”.

Truth be told, the information we found today will be of great interest to those who love posts with lots of details in the world of commercial science.

While I’m thinking of it, would you rather see videos? No problem! I’m building a list of relevant videos that will give a bit more depth and insight to commercial fabric manufacturing processes, and plan to include those in my posts in the coming days.

Let’s be honest, I prefer the written word (because I like to study this type of material line by line, and take notes on how I’ll add new options for our clients’ real-world webbing applications!).

Let me be honest, my friends, we have even more to share on our main site. When you’re ready for better details, take a peek here: 1.5 inch seat belt webbing.

Without further delay, here is what I am eager to share today. This article provides great background and insight to the science behind two-inch seat belt webbing material:

Durability and strength of the material make it a sought after option for many businesses across the globe. Simple things, like the way the woven material can be preshrunk during the manufacturing process makes it a valuable asset to business that require a fabric with consistently non-shrinking properties.
Allergy sufferers love polyester fabric for its non-allergic properties. In fact, many people prefer the material for making quilts, pillows, bed sheets (among other uses) for this target audience that is willing to pay more to get the relief they need in hypoallergenic materials.


Recent Research Confirms All Of This: There Are Critical Process Steps In Molecular Polyester Fabrication.
Initial Fabrication

A catalyst is mixed with ethylene glycol and dimethyl terephthalate at a temperature of 150-210 degrees centigrade. The resulting substance is then combined with terephthalic acid. It is allowed to boil at a temperature of 280 degrees centigrade where it forms polyester which is in liquid form. The liquid is allowed to pass through a machine that makes the filaments, tow, fiberfill or staple.


The liquid polyester ribbons are allowed to cool until hard enough. They are then cut into tiny pieces to ensure that no air was trapped in the filament during the manufacturing process.


Melting of the chips is done at 260-270 degree centigrade, and the resulting solution passes through a spinneret which is metallic and has tiny holes. The holes are of various sizes and forms’ depending on what the company is looking to achieve. It is during this process that different chemicals are added for instance those that will make the final product non-flammable.

After the spinning process is complete, the fiber is allowed to dry. Specialized machines do the draw of fiber. The fibers are soft, and it is at this stage that texturing, twisting and other processes take place. The fiber is then packaged into a form that it will be easier to weave it into the desired material.

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Are you curious about the “PITA” and how it relates to synthetic or polyester web?

2-inch webbing roll is what I write about, because it is what I’m all about, so I am sure it will seem odd that I only uncovered a few unusual bits of interest today related to our inventory of poly web material and webbing polyester.

Let me update you on this process, just one quick “FYI”. Today’s excerpts come from unusual posts that my assistant and I found in our morning surf of the web. Hey, the information we found today will be of great interest to those who love posts has tons of info in our favorite scientific arenas.

Amazingly enough, there is even more — outrageous as it may seem — to share on our primary site. So if you’d love better detailed content, then take a peek here: Full article / Click here.

Okay, let’s get started:

Yes, Roger Howard writing to you (indeed, I am the prolific commercial fabrics guy), and prepared with interesting textiles content today for you-all!

As always, if you prefer to watch videos, that’s no problem! I’m building a list of relevant videos that will give a bit more depth and insight to commercial fabric manufacturing processes, and plan to add all that very soon.

I have to say that I prefer the written word? That’s enough delay, right? So here is what I am eager to share today. This article provides great background and insight to the science behind 1.5 inch seat belt webbing:

Our team knows it’s really exciting that in the cargo webbing commercial enterprise that business owners like us have to network and build out our associations each and every workweek. I was at our regional Chamber of Commerce meeting last month and met a new member recently relocated from the west coast. He’s recently worked closely with poly web material matters in the American Fiber Manufacturers Association, Inc. (AFMA).

Yes, for those who are loyal followers of my post, this is the part where I come out and confess that I had barely ever come across the Plastics Industry Trade Association (PITA). Again, yes, this is humbling, I know… but at least I’m getting on top of it now. Either way, it seemed like a perfect opportunity to share an overview with you all …just in case there were a few of you may be curious about the PITA.

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Founded in 1937, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association promotes growth in the $427 billion U.S. plastics industry. Representing nearly one million American workers in the third largest U.S. manufacturing industry, SPI delivers advocacy, market research, industry promotion, and the fostering of business relationships and zero waste strategies. SPI also owns and produces the international NPE trade show. All profits from NPE are reinvested into SPI’s industry services. Find SPI online at and

“From resin suppliers and equipment makers to processors and brand owners, SPI is proud to represent all facets of the U.S. plastics industry,” said William R. Carteaux, president and CEO, SPI. “Our most recent economic reports show that the plastics industry as a whole is resilient, and has come through the recession significantly better than other U.S. manufacturing sectors.”

A bit of a teaser, but, these are the news items I thought were worth mentioning
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— House Committee Moves Resolution to Block Persuader Rule — May 26, 2016
The House Committee on Education and the Workforce approved a resolution, H. J. Res. 87, to block the implementation of the new Department of Labor’s “persuader” rule under the Congressional Review Act.

— Obama Administration Announces Significant Changes to the Overtime Rule — May 26, 2016
The Department of Labor (DOL) released its final overtime rule to be used in determining whether or not executive, administrative and professional (“EAP”) employees are exempt from overtime pay.

— Highlights from the 2016 North American Flexible Film & Bag Conference — May 25, 2016
The 2016 North American Flexible Film & Bag Conference wrapped up this month in Houston after providing dozens of industry professionals with cutting edge insights into the world of plastic wraps and films.

— Plastics Industry Applauds MTB Passage — May 20, 2016
The $427-billion U.S. plastics industry applauded President Barack Obama after he signed H.R. 4923, the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016, into law Friday. The bill establishes a new Miscellaneous Tariff Bill process that America’s manufacturers can use to avoid having to pay tariffs on imported products of which there’s no suitable U.S.-based supplier.

— American Progressive Bag Alliance to Submit Signatures to Qualify Environmental Fee Protection Act Initiative — May 19, 2016
The initiative would direct all money generated or collected under a state law that mandates consumer charges for carryout bags to an environmental fund, rather than to grocers’ profits.

— SPI Welcomes First General Counsel, Kiran Mand — May 19, 2016
SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association announced this week the appointment of Kiran Mand as its first-ever general counsel.

— OSHA Issues Final Rule to “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” — May 16, 2016
Effective January 1, 2017, certain employers will be required to electronically submit to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) the injury and illness records they are currently required to keep under existing OSHA regulations.

— OSHA Releases Background Materials for Potential Rulemaking Activity on Process Safety Management (PSM) — May 16, 2016
Background and supporting materials provided to the Small Business Advocacy Review (SBAR) Panel for the rulemaking are now available to the public in the rulemaking docket.

— California Initiates Online Environmental Complaint System — May 9, 2016
The California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) launched an online tool to make it easier for the public to report environmental problems anywhere in the state from their smartphones, tablets and computers.

— Plastics Industry is Pleased with House Passage of Miscellaneous Tariff Bill — May 2, 2016
On Wednesday, April 27th the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4923, the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016. Commonly referred to as the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB), this legislation outlines the process by which the International Trade Commission (ITC) and Congress shall receive, consider and approve duty suspensions and reductions.

— SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association Concludes Inaugural Re|focus Summit & Expo — April 28, 2016
Yesterday, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association concluded its inaugural Re|focus Recycling Summit & Expo which included prominent speakers from the plastics, recycling, food, beverage and consumer products industries.

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Have you ever wondered how planning commissions take decisions?

Listen, just before we get into everything … I must give you the overview of what we’re covering in this segment this time.

The 3 stories detailed out below are from three different authors, who come from three very different perspectives, and no love is lost between these guys. When I say they do not get along is a serious understatement, okay?!

At long last, let’s get into it!

My precious followers! 2-inch webbing roll is certainly on my brain, and at present I (Roger Howard, of course!) bring you yet one other very-nearly-brilliant article on material polyester my purpose being to serve you with a number of awesome reads and connect you with various terrific resources.

And you’ve probably never witnessed one such as this … because while it comes to polyester, these author show up from very divergent backgrounds.

I’m describing more than solely ill-tempered debates. The dudes in this case are NOT buddies. In fact, you’ll soon see exactly how their styles are driven by various business needs, and are written from wildly different business goals.

I tuned into this due to the fact that one of the authors was certainly my trainer back in the day when I first got out of university. So if quite possibly you have enthusiasm in political gossip and insider news, then connect with me on Linkedin and I’ll share all the gory details.

Uh-huh, high stakes, high stress, profit concerns focused on industrial drive things like this:

Article #1: History Of Fibre Development
By Gaurav Doshi

Different kinds of fibres are available now-a-days. These fibres are mainly divided into two categories natural and man made. They are also categorized by the generations as they were produced in the different years and known as first generation, second generation, third generation or fourth generation fibres.

The fibres generated first were the natural fibres. In this category cotton, wool, silk and all other animal and plant fibres are included. These fibres were introduced first 4000 years back but their uses were continued till 1940. All these fibres are known as first generation fibres. Very delicate handling is needed for these fibres. Fibres like silks and cottons have not good resistance against moths, wrinkles, wear and washings. So discovery of durable fibres was a greater need and about one century ago first synthesized fibres Rayon/Nylon were produced. These fibres are cheaper in comparison with natural ones. The development of these new fibres opened up fibre application to the various fields like medicine, aeronautics, home furnishing and modern apparels. Fibre engineers produced many new fibres by combining new synthetic fibres with the natural ones.

In the year 1664 the first attempt was done to make artificial fibre, but success was achieved after 200 years only. A Swiss chemist Audemars first patented artificial fibre in England in 1855. He produced that by dissolving the fibrous inner bark of the mulberry tree and produced cellulose by modifying it chemically. He made threads from the solution by dripping needle in the solution and then drawing them out. His attempt was good but he could not copy the silkworm. He had done experiments with the solution similar to Audemars solution.

French chemist Hilaire de Chardonnet was the first one to produce artificial silk commercially in the year 1889. Later on he was known as father of rayon industry because he was the first to produce rayon commercially on large scales.

All the attempts of producing artificial silk failed till the year 1900 but in the year 1910 Samuel Courtaulds and Co. Ltd, formed the American Viscose Company and did production of rayon.

Arthur D. Little of Boston made a film from acetate which is a cellulosic product in the year 1983 and in the year 1910 Henry Dreyfus and Camille made toilet articles and motion picture film from acetate in Switzerland. In the year 1924 Celanese Company made fibre from the acetate and it was the very first use of acetate in the textile industry. At that time the demand of rayon was high because it was available on the half of the price than raw silk to the textile manufacturers so U.S. rayon production flourished to meet those higher demands.

About Nylon

The miracle fibre called Nylon was invented in the September 1931 at the research laboratory of DuPont Company. They saw giant molecules of these polymers when they were working on Nylon ’66’ and Nylon ‘6’.

Nylon is completely synthetic fibre obtained from petrochemicals and is very different from Rayon and Acetate which are made up of cellulosic material of plants. The discovery of Nylon started a new era of manufactured fibres.

A change in life style

In the year 1939 commercial production of nylon was started by DuPont. In the very beginning on the experimental basis they used nylon in parachute fabric, in women’s hosiery and in sewing thread. Nylon stockings were firstly visible to the public at the San Francisco Exposition in February 1939.

At the times of war, Asian silk was replaced by nylon in parachutes. The other uses of Nylon are in military supplies, ponchos, tyres, ropes, tents and in the high grade paper to make U.S. currency. At the time of war cotton was the most commonly used fibre and its uses were more then 80% than any other fibres. Another 20% is shared by wool and other manufactured fibres. August 1945 was the time of ending of war, at that time cotton shares 75% of the fibre market and rise of 15% was seen in the market of manufactured fibres.

One more thought while we have a second, Steve reminded me that we have even more to share on our other web pages. When you’re ready read more on this link: Webbing suppliers.