Airbond’s technical team are true experts in the science of splicing. The company is committed to innovation, and its products are remarkably simple, reliable and effective. They have unique form and function, especially developed for use in the manufacture of all traditional and modern textiles.
Airbond provides solutions for all yarn splicing needs, especially new composite applications. And we are committed to creating new and better forms of pneumatic yarn splicer for the future.
Why use Airbond?
- Our performance all results from research
- We understand the true principles of splicing
- From tender to tough, we know how to handle yarns from the finest to the largest
- Airbond makes simple splicers that are difficult to damage, but easy to maintain.
- Why use a complex product, when you can achieve performance and simplicity at a moderate cost?
- We are committed to customer support, through good customer relations, founded on quality, communication and transparency.
Composite materials represent an important and growing market, distinct from traditional textiles. The supply chain involves the creation of high-performance structures from fibres such as carbon and glass. Although strong in tension, carbon and glass are brittle, causing most splices to fail.
However, Airbond’s research provides improved solutions for the problems posed by modern composites. We splice difficult fibres like carbon, aramid, and glass in all counts, up to the largest, around 16000 Tex. This means in Airbond offers the composites supply chain significant cost savings. We are now building on our first wave of development – with even more efficient products on the horizon.
How does splicing work?
Long established in the textile industry, pneumatic yarn splicing is a clever process for joining yarns. It works by intermingling individual filaments closely together, to make a joint which is stronger and flatter than a knot.
The process is complex. The air needs to be moving at Concorde-speed to tangle fibres without breaking them. The solution lies in the design of a precision component, the splicing chamber, and the control of the compressed air as it approaches and passes through this chamber. The airflow behaviour is extremely complex, but thanks to our research, Airbond understands the flow. Our know-how allows us to operate our chambers at lower pressure than other manufacturers. Knowing the physics behind splicing allows us to change the characteristics of the air, whether splicing fragile or ultra-large yarns. With the airflow science understood, we can concentrate on making our splicers simple, but strong.
- Simple continuous filament synthetics like nylon and polyester
- High-twist complex constructions like those used for carpets
- Ultra-fine yarns
- Fragile yarns,
- Large and heavy yarns
- Complete tyre cords
Airbond can address particular and specific splicing problems.
Airbond has a well-deserved reputation and holds the UK’s coveted Queen’s Award for Industry – for Innovation.
Unlike many other companies, we continue to develop new, cutting-edge designs for splicers – innovation being an integral part of our company culture. New Airbond products will keep coming, promising to be effective, simple, and strong. Airbond is becoming the go-to company for splicing, offering performance, quality, and customer service.