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Groz-Beckert sewing solutions at IFAI Expo

Groz-Beckert has a variety of special application needles (SAN) – offering the needle for every situation.

25th September 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Albstadt/ Dallas, TX

Clothing/​Footwear, Industrial

Groz-Beckert, a leading provider of needles and spare parts, will be presenting its sewing solutions at the upcoming IFAI Expo (Industrial Fabrics Association International), one of the most important regional trade fairs for manufacture of clothing and technical textiles, which takes place from 15-18 October in Dallas, TX.

“Increasing demands on productivity and ever more complex applications, combined with the growing variety of materials, are key challenges faced by the sewing industry. In response to these challenges, Groz-Beckert has a variety of special application needles (SAN) – offering the perfect needle for every situation, tailored to the relevant application,” the company reports.

SAN 5.2. © Groz-Beckert

For sewing technical textiles, the special application needle SAN 5.2 is designed to deliver the best results. The special shaft reinforcement increases the needle stability, and the double coding in the point area improves the thread guidance in both linear and multi-directional sewing processes.

For extremely fine loop and weave materials, special applications needles SAN 10 and SAN 10 XS are used. The shaft geometry of both needles is gentle on the material and is said to guarantee fault-free processing. The special shape of the needle eye also helps to reduce the number of skipped stitches and needle and thread breakages. Equipped with a titanium nitride coating (Gebedur), both needles also offer improved wear protection and a longer lifetime. This leads to a significant improvement in efficiency in the sewing operation, according to the manufacturer.

Needle equipped with a titanium nitride coating Gebedur. © Groz-Beckert

“In addition to the high demands placed on the sewing operation itself, topics such as occupational health and safety and environmental protection are also becoming ever more important in today's market. The regulations often go beyond the legal requirements, as brand owners and stores apply their own codes of conduct and monitor compliance closely,” the company added.

“The Quality Management INH (Ideal Needle Handling) developed by Groz-Beckert offers support here. It is tailored perfectly to the processes in sewing operations and facilitates problem-free and time-saving handling and documentation of broken and damaged sewing machine needles. The process thus has a direct positive impact on occupational health and safety, productivity and the environment.”

Groz-Beckert offers Quality Management INH and Online Customer Portal Sewing to support customers online. © Groz-Beckert

With the Online Customer Portal Sewing, Groz-Beckert also supports its customers online. The ever-expanding knowledge database provides customers with information on sewing technology, as well as details about Groz-Beckert products and services. In addition to videos on different types of stitch formation, a product catalogue is also available in the portal, with a quick product search function.

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