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Shuttle Loom Weaving

A traditional and somewhat slow weaving method but its in high demand for critical high performance narrow fabric applications.
Shuttle loom weaving is a traditional weaving method that utilizes a shuttle (usually made of wood or Tufnol) to pass the lateral horizontal yarn of the weft at right angles through the longitudinal yarn of the warp, thus creating a plain weave construction. Shuttle woven tapes have no 'alien' catch thread on one side (selvedge) like they do on needle woven tapes. The end result is a uniformly woven substrate with a consistent thickness throughout the entire structure, a major advantage for critical use applications in aerospace and high performance applications.
  • Eddy Ashworth

High Silica (SiO2) Content Fibres

Textile Technologies Europe Ltd offer a range of textiles made from a number of fibres which have a high % of SiO2 (Silicon Dioxide) within their chemical make up. It is the high percentage of SiO2 that gives these fibres resistance to high or extreme temperatures. Indeed the higher the SiO2 % the higher the temperature rating associated with the fibre (generally speaking) though what the remaining chemical components are, do have importance especially when considering other factors like tensile strength etc.
  • Eddy Ashworth

Different Constructions of Braided Packings

Textile Technologies Europe Ltd  braid a wide range of high temperature thermal rope packings including E Glass Packing, HT750 Glass Packing, CALSIL Packing, BELCOTEX® 110 Packing, Silica Packing, Bio Soluble Packing and Refractory Ceramic Packing. They are available in Round, Square and Rectangular profiles.
  • Eddy Ashworth