What’s the most effective way to make polyester? Check it out…

Amazingly, you guessed it, this is your commercial fabrics guy, and I have yet another compelling textiles post to lay on you. For those who’re new: Hello! Roger Howard here, I’m your intrepid author, eager to get into all we’ve found today.

Narrow fabric seat belt web is what we’ve worked on all these years, so it may be a bit of a surprise to you that I only uncovered a few cool things of interest this afternoon: industrial strap and web strapping.

Before I go too far — let me explain — today’s insights come from experts’ posts that my assistant and I uncovered in our morning surf of the web. In fact, the information we found today will be of great interest to those who love posts with lots of details in the scientific arena.

Believe it or not, we have even more to share on our branded site. When you’re ready for better details, take a peek here: Read more info.

Hey, do you prefer to watch 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.

To 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!).

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


Correct indeed, I originally shared this detailed history on our Blogspot account, so feel free to visit our site and read the original info.

Polyester material creation overview

A strong woven fabric was needed by the industrial corporations at the turn of the century. The demand was loud and clear for a product based on a versatile component that could be reliably used in manufacturing and cargo transportation.

Today we know that most modern webbing is made of synthetic fibers such as polyester, but try to remember that is was not always that way. Cotton webbing and wool webbing used to be quite common. However, growing industries cried out for webbing that was both light and strong, with high breaking strengths suitable to all their needs.

Science and technology opened a door to a new molecule that clearly met all the needs of the market.

Polyester industry dates back in the 1920s when W.H. Carothers was contracted by the U.S. based company E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. to research large molecules and synthetic fibers. The research led to the discovery of nylon fabric. In the 1930s to early 1940s, Calico Printers Association and Co., a British owned company, further studied the work of W.H. Carothers and discovered ethylene, which paved the way to creation of polyester fibers.

E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. bought the rights to produce the fiber in the U.S.A. and renamed it Dacron. The company carried out extensive research and came up with different and diverse polyester fibers. The polyester industry has evolved over the years and has many varied uses. There are two types of polyester, namely PET (polyethylene terephthalate), PCDT (poly-1,4-cyclohexylene-dimethylene terephthalate).

Here Are The Ways Polyester Is Put Into Use: Read more info