Trelleborg Launches New Whitepaper and App to Aid the Innovation of Engineered Plastics
December 18, 2013
Trelleborg’s engineered fabrics operation has launched a new portfolio of resources, to aid engineers in their product innovation and raise the profile of high performance engineered fabrics in applications where previously they might not have been considered.
Designed to guide engineers through their product development processes and help to optimize innovation, Trelleborg has launched a whitepaper on design and manufacturing excellence. In addition, the company has produced a new self-selection application tool - the Fabric of Industry App – which is designed to guide specifiers towards a high performance material that could be suitable for their application.
Johan Frithiof, Commercial Director within the engineered fabrics operation of Trelleborg Coated Systems, said: “In a market where technology is rapidly changing, company resources are placed under strain and approvals and regulations requirements are much more demanding, it has become harder for engineers in all industries to innovate. However, continuous product development is vital to ensure performance, compliance and efficiency.
“In launching these two tools, we aim to share our specialist knowledge and arm our customers with the information they need to make educated specification decisions. Specifically, the whitepaper indicates the benefits of building strategic partnerships to ease the strains on a company’s business and yield real benefits. The app will allow customers to easily select the most suitable engineered fabric for them, from a large database of products.”
Engineered fabrics can often substitute materials such as metals, plastics and resins, where greater flexibility, durability and resistance to chemicals or extreme temperatures are required. However, they are often not the first solution considered. Trelleborg is therefore keen to educate engineers across all industries of the capabilities of these solutions and the parameters which can be met through tailor-made manufacturing.
For additional information regarding Trelleborg’s engineered fabrics new whitepaper and Fabric of Industry App, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/omxx5cl.
About Trelleborg Engineered Fabrics and Trelleborg Group
Trelleborg Engineered Fabrics is a world leading producer of specialty polymer-coated and calendered materials, across a broad range of industries, including aerospace, automotive, recreation, fluid handling and more. As part of the Trelleborg Coated Systems business area of Trelleborg Group, Trelleborg Engineered Fabrics employs a substantial staff of chemists and operates with manufacturing excellence to produce bespoke, world class solutions for the most advanced applications. www.trelleborg.com/en/Engineered-Fabrics.
Trelleborg is a leader in engineered polymer solutions that seal, damp and protect critical applications in demanding environments. Its innovative engineered solutions accelerate performance for customers in a sustainable way. The Trelleborg Group has annual sales of about SEK 21 billion (EUR 2.3 billion, USD 3.2 billion) in over 40 countries. The Group comprises five business areas: Trelleborg Coated Systems, Trelleborg Industrial Solutions, Trelleborg Offshore & Construction, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions and Trelleborg Wheel Systems. In addition, Trelleborg owns 50 percent of TrelleborgVibracoustic, a global leader within antivibration solutions for light and heavy vehicles, with annual sales of approximately SEK 14 billion (EUR 1.55 billion, USD 2.2 billion) in about 20 countries. The Trelleborg share has been listed on the Stock Exchange since 1964 and is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm, Large Cap. www.trelleborg.com.