Anyone in the business of producing any type of product using scrim will quickly realize there are a lot of options to consider. Different manufacturing of polyester scrim will provide various options in yarns, adhesives and even methods of production from woven to nonwoven options.
To help understand the difference, and to choose the correct option for any specific application. Different types of methods of production, different widths, and various adhesives will all change the strength, flexibility and other properties of the final product.
What is Scrim?
If you look closely at industrial types of tape and even packaging material that is made of paper, you will find there is a web-like structure. This is a scrim, a reinforcing product that consists of those fibers, correctly known as yarn, that is kept in place through the use of chemical adhesives.
It is typically flat, at least the nonwoven options, and it provides strength to a final product. Scrim is found in sails on boats, in roofing materials such as asphalt shingles, and even as the backing for many types of carpets. It can also be used as a backing for insulation as well as in flexible duct products as well as a range of other types of laminated products.
The design of polyester scrim allows it to flex and bend without breaking, but it is also incredibly strong. As it is polyester, it is very lightweight, making it a good choice in many different types of applications.
The development of nonwoven scrim allows for a very flat profile to the final product. The manufacturers can create closer yarn patterns that do not intertwine, actually providing a stronger and more durable option that doesn’t have the weakening from crimping of the yarns found in the woven production methods.
Without the need to have the yarn go through an industrial loom to create the interwoven pattern, nonwoven polyester scrim can be produced at rates to keep up with industrial laminate production, saving both time and money during production.
With the use of polyester in the scrim, the product becomes very resilient to any type of environmental factors. It is waterproof and resistant to mold and mildew and it is by nature non-corrosive and suited to virtually any type of temperature.
While only a component of the final products, the use of lightweight, durable and very strong polyester fibers in the new options in scrim have already lead to changes in many materials. Getting assistance in choosing the right scrim for your production is an important consideration and one that ensures the desired final results.
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