Products for our membranes are produced by a dozen or so different suppliers which allows us to manage the entire chain, both in terms of cost and quality. As we have a very wide range of products, produced in large quantities, we can create the components we need, or adapt existing specifications to meet our exact requirements, both in terms of technical and aesthetic aspects.
The outer fabric has a significant effect on breathability, depending on its stretch and resistance level. The process of laminating or bonding the membrane to the outer fabric is performed by a roller system with glue dots, spaced at varying intervals - a process that can be adapted by adjusting different settings (roller pressure, density of glue dots etc.) This expertise is developed in-house by our component engineers who work with our "product chain leaders" who live in different countries and work in different production units (which, today, are based mainly in Asia). Our employees are involved in all stages of the chain, so they can monitor progress more closely:they're involved with yarn production, dyeing, logistical aspects (though not necessarily on every boat) etc. in a number of different countries.This ensures a very high level of quality control and ethical standards.
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