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Sewing without Needle and Thread

Winterjackets – Sewed without Needle and Thread

How do you sew a winterjacket without needle and thread? Polychromelab steps further towards an all local manufacture. Today we present to you our new ultrasonic welding machine.

Apparel manufacturers demand waterproof jackets. To do so they have to consider several things. One of them is the seam of a jacket. But how do you sew two pieces of textile together without making them permeable to water? We do this by using an ultrasonic welding procedure not using any needles and threads at all. This is something what makes a seam more waterproof. Here you’ll learn how the ultrasonic welding procedure works in detail.

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We try move all our manufacturing processes to our store TexStilKüche in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis. This way we can monitor the manufacturing process more carefully. At the moment we are manufacturing in northern Italy. Distances are short and communication is easy, but in Tyrol with manufacturing right at home we will be able to test new ideas faster and make custom-build products.

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Freeride Winterjackets – Downhill

Alpine Proof Lab: Downhill Freeride Winterjackets

Part 1: This is how a testing day in Alpine Proof Outdoor Lab starts.

When all data is collected, winterjackets are examined carefully, and sensors and cameras are working properly, the second part of a day testing winterjackets starts. We put on our freeride skis and winterjackets. By freeride winterjackets testing we have some great advantages: a) a lot of fun at downhill skiing, b) great insight data into the functionality of jackets, and c) even more fun when snow conditions are great.

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Conditions were not the this day, but the level of difficulty was really high: From Mount Schönjoch via the southern flank of Schadenstock at -13 degrees downhill. At these freezing temperatures you can find out whether a winterjacket is windproof or not, because at this steep face one reaches a high pace.

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Arriving at the valley station we look back towards the Alpine Proof Outdoor Lab on 2436 meters. This is the route we’ve taken. Everything was superb!

More on the topic freeride skiing and winterjackets you’ll find in Tyrol Blog here.

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Windtest Winterjackets in Outdoor Lab

Testing Winterjackets in Extreme Windspeed at Alpine Proof

The market never sleeps. It also never is full. One has to adapt to stay competitive. Every day there’re new innovations. Every innovation creates new target markets itself and hence influences the customer’s demands. For example, windproof winterjackets.

Luckily refining products is something we really like. We forgo some hours of sleep and watch the winterjackets at the windtest in the Alpine Proof outdoor lab, fortunately at home in front of our laptops via webcams. Here the video of the windtest

You can take windspeed from the graphic below to see what conditions the winterjackets have to stand up to. Normally one never has to feel windspeeds of 95 km/h and higher at regular outdoor activities, but it’s nice to know that in case the jacket can stand the wind, while the wear hardly can stay on his feet.

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Pieps polychromelab Outdoor Winter Jacket

Pieps polychromelab Outdoor Winter Jacket for Mountain Sports

The new Pieps polychromelab Outdoor Winter Jacket for men and women is the best jacket for mountain sports in summer and in winter. This reversible outdoor winter jacket is fully windproof, waterproof, stretchable and highly breathable. We put great emphasis on quality. This Italian manufactured winter jacket is available at Pieps’ Onlineshop or in colour combinations blue-bronze, black-silver or grey-green in polychrome jackets onlineshop here.

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