Monthly Archives: April 2012

Pure, yet another woven polypropylene sheet product

From the website of Lankhorst Pure Composites Bv: PURE® is a patented 100% polypropylene composite material, thus a mono material concept which is fully recyclable. The PURE® tapes are co-extruded and consist of a highly oriented, high strength and high … Continue reading

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Alternative Samsonite construction

I came across this older Samsonite case that had a very different form of construction in that the two moulded halves had mating profiles, i.e. a male and a female side. The owner of this case thought it was about … Continue reading

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Samsonite and other hard case construction

While considering how to address the problem of making the two case halves mate together I visited some local luggage shops to see how Samsonite and other hard-cases are constructed. Generally they seem to use a zipped together construction with … Continue reading

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Curv

Curv is a product that would seem to be of a very similar construction to Tegris yet has been around much longer. Richard Kimpton of Consort Cases was able to show me a sales catalogue for the product that he … Continue reading

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Tegris

Tegris, is a new product that combines some of the strength of woven fibre composite construction with the ease of manufacture of vacuum forming sheet material processes. Specifically Tegris is a sheet material that is built up of layers of … Continue reading

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Visit to Consort Cases, Mooncoin

On Wednesday the 7th of march I travelled to Mooncoin in co. Kilkenny to visit Consort cases a company who specialise in making cases using vacuum moulding technology. Consort is a family owned and run business that are one of … Continue reading

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Initial rendering of chosen design

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