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Polypropylene in Home and Commercial

850 475 pipgr

Polypropylene fibres are used in a range of home and commercial furnishings as a versatile, high performance solution. For the home and commercial market, IFG Drake produce polypropylene PP filament yarn in a range of titres and a vast array of colours to satisfy a dynamic marketplace. Duron is a high quality, versatile and stain resistant multifilament yarn that is constructed in round, flat or delta cross sections for texturising and twisting, ideal for a range of furnishings. Polypropylene’s resistance…

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Polypropylene in Tennis Courts

850 475 pipgr

With Wimbledon 2018 under way, we thought we’d share our knowledge of all things tennis courts! Although the Wimbledon courts are real grass, for most clubs these are not viable options because of the low reliability, high maintenance and upkeep costs. Synthetic tennis courts are becoming increasingly popular and provide a solution where play performance is so similar to real grass, you wouldn’t notice a difference. IFG Drake polypropylene fibres are designed in a crimped texture for tennis courts which…

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Polypropylene Use by the Automotive Industry

955 600 pipgr

Polypropylene fibres are used significantly by the automotive industry, in some obvious ways, and some less so. Perhaps the most obvious is the use of the fibres within the carpets that line and insulate the vehicles. Secondly, there may be polypropylene fibres incorporated within the upholstery of the vehicle, as it is used in both home and commercial furnishings as well. The reason for the use of polypropylene is down to its availability, as well as its durability and resistance…

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Polypropylene Fibres in Floor Coverings

1024 543 pipgr

From two manufacturing sites in West Yorkshire, IFG Drake produce world-leading polypropylene (PP) fibres for a range of markets including the floor coverings industry. Our polypropylene fibres are ideal for manufacturing long-lasting, cost-effective carpets, rugs and underlays. IFG Drake polypropylene fibres are tough and stain resistant which make them ideal for making carpets that survive even the most hectic industry exhibition. Polypropylene fibres also have a low specific gravity and low moisture regain, meaning carpets are lightweight and easy to…

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Why Polypropylene?

851 477 pipgr

Polypropylene fibres are manufactured from polypropylene chips, and here at IFG Drake we are world-leading producers of polypropylene staple fibres and multifilament yarns. The material is very cost effective and versatile and has a range of physical characteristics that makes it ideal for a wide range of applications. Tenacity, durability and abrasion resistance are just some of the reasons why the material is used in the production of such a diverse range of products. Tenacity or tensile strength means the…

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Colour Matching at IFG Drake – The Barney Tennis Court

850 475 pipgr

We pride ourselves on the colour matching capabilities here at IFG Drake. Our specialised colourist team, headed up by Alec Radin, have exceptional eyesight and colour matching capabilities which allow them to match anything our clients (or their clients) require. One of the perhaps oddest requests we have ever received, was to match the purple of Barney the Dinosaur, for a client who wanted to build a bespoke all-weather tennis court for his wife. Never ones to shy away from…

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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

566 322 pipgr

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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