18 May 2001
18 May 2001
Italian Multi-Axial Fabric Capacity Increased
Selcom srl announce the installation of additional capacity for the manufacture of multi-axial stitched fabrics.
The new machine, capable of manufacturing quadraxial fabric up to 254cm wide has been commissioned at their Fregona factory, near Treviso, Italy. “We need the additional capacity to supply our growing markets throughout Europe”, says Ing. Mauro Pizzol, Director of Selcom. Selcom supply the marine, sports, aerospace and infrastructure markets with fabrics manufactured from glass, aramid, carbon, pbo, Kuralon® (pva) or Dyneema® fibres.
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