21 tonsDon’t be fooled: textiles are no featherweights. One container with damasks for Africa will come up to 21 tons. And as several hundreds of containers are shipped every year for us, we are considered a “heavyweight” with our forwarding agents.
Incombustible, acid-resistant, bullet-proof
Technical textiles show stunning characteristics. Some fibres are clear as glass, others harder than steel and others again support higher weights than concrete does.
Here cotton-made fabrics are refined with sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3, not be mistaken for soda lye NaOH). Fibres will swell, curve and gain stability – thus enabling them to absorb dyestuff even better.