Vinyl: The Dynamic Material for Every Application

Vinyl Oxygen Bag

 Look around you, some where in this room, there is a product that was manufactured from vinyl material. It is a man-made substance that ranks as the second largest manufactured plastic globally. Let’s delve deeper into its origins and applications. As a soft goods manufacturer we have used Vinyl in a number of different products over the years.

The Accidental Discovery:

In 1920, Dr. Waldo Semon was attempting to develop an affordable adhesive he created a substance that was that wasn’t adhesive, but durable and malleable that could be used in other products. This chance discovery birthed Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), heralding a new era of products in the plastic family.

The Textural Versatility of Vinyl:

From flexible clothing like gloves and jackets to the robust siding and flooring of homes, vinyl boasts unparalleled applications. It’s ability to withstand various environmental conditions makes it an ideal choice for numerous products.

Is Vinyl a Textile?

Vinyl is not considered a textile in the traditional sense. Textiles are materials that are woven, knitted, or constructed from fibers, such as cotton, wool, silk, or synthetic fibers like polyester or nylon. Vinyl, on the other hand, is a synthetic material primarily composed of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or a similar polymer. It is produced through chemical processes rather than being woven or knit from fibers.

How We Use the Material:

At Fieldtex, vinyl finds its place in manufacturing bags requiring a high level of durability durability and protection against the elements. This material’s resistance to moisture, humidity, and abrasion lead to bags that can last a life time, especially in carrying cases used for daily transportation for expensive equipment.

Vinyl’s Use in Medical Products:

Within the medical industry, vinyl emerges as a crucial component in diverse applications, from fluid bags to catheters. Notably, vinyl pouches offer indispensable protection for medical tools and monitoring devices, shielding them from potential damage.

Sewing Vinyl Material:

While sewing with vinyl poses challenges for a home sewing machine, high powered industrial machines effortlessly handle vinyl material. Our team has been manufacturing vinyl bag and pouches for decades. Leveraging advanced techniques and industrial-grade sewing machines, we are experts on the unique challenges of working with this material. From concept to mass production, we can produce all sorts of products with Vinyl material.