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What is Polypropylene Staple Fibre and When is it Used?

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Polypropylene is a cost-effective and versatile raw material used globally. Here at IFG Drake, West Yorkshire, we produce both polypropylene staple fibres and polypropylene multifilament yarn. The polypropylene staple fibre that we manufacture is made from polypropylene chips which are extruded to produce high quality, long-lasting solutions. The staple fibres produced at IFG Drake can be manufactured in a range of deniers depending on their final application, and due to our advanced colour matching system, we also can match our…

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A Day in the Life of an IFG Drake Sales Coordinator

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Beverley Robson, IFG Drake’s Sales Coordinator, plays an integral role in the day-to-day running of the business.  Tell us about your role at IFG Drake… As IFG Drake Sales Coordinator it is my responsibility to stay organised, deal with customers, and keep the sales administration up to date. Although I spend most of my day at my desk, I liaise with customers daily, and one of the best things about my job is the camaraderie between colleagues and customers. My…

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Geotextiles in Ground Stabilisation

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Geotextiles are used extensively across the civil engineering sector to improve the lifespan of constructions and for ground stabilisation purposes. At IFG Drake, in West Yorkshire, we produce the polypropylene staple fibres that are used in the manufacturing of geotextiles used in these applications. Ground stabilisation is important for the reinforcement of aggregate layers for high trafficked surfaces such as roads, railways and car parks. The geotextile strengthens and stabilises the ground when laid on top of the soft underground…

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Polypropylene in Home and Commercial

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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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