NEWS

Reservoir and Landfill Geotextile Use

850 475 pipgr

Geotextiles are used globally in a variety of commercial construction projects, and here at IFG Drake we produce the high quality, polypropylene fibres used to manufacture these. Polypropylene fibres have a variety of physical qualities which make them ideal to be used in the production of geotextiles, including for containment purposes in landfills and reservoirs. In reservoir construction, geotextiles are used as a barrier between the soil and waterproof membrane because of their durability and toughness. Installing a geotextile below…

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Staple Fibre vs. Multifilament Yarn

850 475 pipgr

Here at IFG Drake we supply polypropylene fibres and yarns to a variety of global markets, including automotive industries, geotextile businesses, and utility markets. We pride ourselves on the quality of our products, producing fibres for a variety of uses, and so whatever your needs, we can find a fibre solution for you with our polypropylene products. Staple Fibre Staple fibres are fibres that have been cut to a standardised length and we manufacture these in a wide range of…

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IFG Company History

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IFG Drake has roots dating back to the 19th century when the Drighlington site was run by the Slack family, who owned Plasticisers, and the Pearson Brothers, who owned F. Drake Fibres were indentured to the Victoria Mills. Since then discoveries in machinery, patent expiries and the merging of the two companies in 2000 have lead IFG Drake to be a global leader for the supply of fibre and yarns in a range of industries. 1850 – 1890: Most of…

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Road and Rail Geotextiles Use

850 475 pipgr

Geotextiles are mainly constructed using polypropylene fibres that are used for several applications such as separation, drainage, filtering, reinforcement or protection. Here at IFG Drake we provide high quality fibres that are used to manufacture needle-punched fabrics which have been used extensively across the globe in a wide variety of construction projects, including road and rail. In road and rail construction geotextiles are used to control a number of factors. Primarily the materials are used to control particle separation to…

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A Day in the Life of an IFG Drake Site Administrator

850 475 pipgr

IFG Drake Site Administrator, Naomi Roberts, joined the team just under a year ago and she’s already been involved in some exciting projects, read on to find out more about her varied role within the company. Describe a typical day at IFG Drake… As Site Administrator it’s hard to describe a typical day because my role is so varied, but the first task I complete every morning is to check the trays at the shift manager’s station which have all…

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IFG Drake Sports Surface Fibres

955 600 pipgr

Days are gone of muddy, uneven grass pitches that inhibit play, as more sports clubs, schools and public areas are investing in synthetic pitches. Synthetic pitches provide a durable and reliable surface with reduced maintenance costs and time, and here at IFG Drake, we supply polypropylene fibres used to manufacture these surfaces. Polypropylene fibres are used in sports surfaces to produce a robust, hard wearing pitch. The fibres that we produce at IFG Drake create a brushed carpet-like effect and…

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Terry Gration Celebrates 25 Years with IFG Drake

Terry Gration Celebrates 25 Years with IFG Drake

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It was 1993 when a young Terry Gration came to work for IFG Drake in the staple department on bailing. Since then, Terry has seen a lot of changes within the company. Staff have come and gone, and customer requirements have continued to change and evolve over time. We asked Terry what the best thing was about working with the company, and his first answer was the people he works with. He also enjoys time away from them and the…

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We’re attending DOMOTEX!

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IFG Drake are pleased to announce that we will be attending DOMOTEX in Hannover, Germany. DOMOTEX is a dynamic and evolving trade show with over 1,615 exhibitors from over 60 countries. Providing a unique overview of the international carpet and floor coverings sector, DOMOTEX is the perfect platform to form successful business relationships. Whether it’s new trends in flooring, specific questions regarding markets (home and commercial furnishings, floor coverings, automotive, geotextiles, outdoor surfaces etc) or how IFG Drake are improving…

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Visit us at Heimtextil 2018!

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Heimtextil is the biggest international trade fair for home and contract textiles. Whether you’re an architect looking for inspiration, a visual merchandiser looking for the next big hit in textiles, or an interior decorator looking to solve a flooring problem, Heimtextil is the place to be. In 2017, Heimtextil saw over 2,965 exhibitors and over 69,000 trade visitors, the trade fair in 2018 is not one to miss. Richard Barker-Poole, of IFG Drake’s sales team, will be visiting Heimtextil, in…

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