PPE fabrics from INVENTEX® in laser test

Laser cutting of INVENTEX® protective textiles

INVENTEX® Spezialtextilwerk Funke specializes in the production of protective textiles. INVENTEX® materials are used, for example, by the fire department and police, in extreme sports, but also as work protection in industry. The challenge in processing extremely robust technical textiles is to cut the stab-, cut-, and often flame-resistant material in the first place. At the same time, the high protective performance should continue after processing. In our laser test, we tested the materials for cutting with our laser cutter.

Properties of INVENTEX® material:

  • Abrasion resistant
  • Puncture resistant
  • Flame resistant
  • Weatherproof
  • Antibacterial
  • Chemical repellent
  • Dirt repellent
  • Water repellent
  • Antistatic
  • Breathable
  • Soft
  • Elastic
  • Lightweight

The goal of the laser test

Automated processing of robust PPE fabrics directly from the roll

We tested a selection of different INVENTEX® variants based on Kevlar®, Nomex®, Twaron® and Panox® fabrics for processing with our laser cutters. In consultation with INVENTEX®, attention was paid to the following requirements:

  • Directly sealed, tear-resistant cut edges
  • Clean processing procedure without smoke residue on the material
  • Distortion-free cutting even with filigree contours
  • Automated processing directly from the roll
  • Engraving as a permanent marking option

The test setup: 3XL-3200 Conveyor system with 400 Watt

Table concept: Conveyor system
Increased efficiency through automatic material feeding.

Laser source: 400 watts
For optimum cutting results on robust materials.

 

Test result:

10 out of 14 materials show excellent results

In our extensive processing tests, we took a closer look at the 14 variants of INVENTEX®. For ten materials, we can award the rating "excellently suitable" without any restrictions. The cutting edges are of outstanding quality, without any smoke residue and could be directly sealed. Two variants can be rated "very well suited". Here, there are slight smoke traces on the aramide layer that cannot be removed. The other two materials are "well suited" for laser processing. Here, post-processing steps for edge sealing are necessary in some cases.

Additional benefits of cutting INVENTEX® materials with eurolaser systems:

  • Completely non-contact machining process without fabric distortion
  • Optimal cut quality even with protective coating
  • No downtimes thanks to eliminated tool changes

INVENTEX® F-1120 AL-PF

Suitability for laser cutting: excellently suitable

INVENTEX® F-1120 SI-SV

Suitability for laser cutting: excellently suitable

INVENTEX® F-1123 WW

Suitability for laser cutting: excellently suitable

INVENTEX® F 1380 BL-SI-BL

Suitability for laser cutting: excellently suitable

INVENTEX® F-1383-ROH

Suitability for laser cutting: excellently suitable

INVENTEX® F-1385 WW

Suitability for laser cutting: well suitable

INVENTEX® F-1388 4 WW

Suitability for laser cutting: well suitable

INVENTEX® F-1321 BL-SI

Suitability for laser cutting: excellently suitable

INVENTEX® N-1388 C ROH

Suitability for laser cutting: very well suitable

INVENTEX® F-2011 PU-BC

Suitability for laser cutting: very well suitable

INVENTEX® F-2098 LS WW

Suitability for laser cutting: excellently suitable

INVENTEX® F-3001 FC

Suitability for laser cutting: excellently suitable

INVENTEX® F-3085 SI-BL

Suitability for laser cutting: excellently suitable

INVENTEX® F-4082 BL-SI-BL-S

Suitability for laser cutting: excellently suitable

Do you have any questions? We are pleased to advise you.

or please call for your individual consulting!

+49 4131 9697 500

 
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