Leather and technical textiles

Animal skins have been made into leather for thousands of years. Leather was first used as clothing and in living quarters to ward off cold and other outside influences. Most of the leather made in the world today is used to produce footwear, but the hard-wearing material is also employed in the automotive and furniture industries.

The processing of technical textiles – that is, all textile-based products made primarily for their technical and functional properties and not for aesthetic or decorative purposes – has played a role in the textile world for only a few decades. The special requirements of this sector, such as the sewing of special materials or material combinations, also place high demands on production.

Sewing machine needles from Groz-Beckert provide many benefits when working with leather and technical textiles. Different cutting and cloth points, special application needles tailored to need, and innovative manufacturing methods lead to high reliability and flawless sewing results.

Seams on a car seat

Processing of leather

For many years, leather has been used as the raw material for very different products. Nowadays goods such as clothing and shoes are made of it, but also furniture and the interior trim of vehicles.

Technical textiles

Technical textiles comprise all textile-based products manufactured primarily for their technical and functional properties, and not just for aesthetic or decorative purposes.

High quality standards

For both leather products and technical-textile products, product quality and often safety are priority.

Loop Control®

The innovative needle geometry

A perfectly formed loop is the basis for flawless and high quality seams. The geometry of the sewing machine needle employed has a decisive influence on the seams.

GEBEDUR®

The titanium nitride coating

Demanding sewing processes, such as the stitching of hard materials or combinations of materials, often lead to premature wear of sewing-machine needles.

Special application needles SAN® 5.2

For working with technical textiles

Working with technical textiles often involves extremely hard materials or combinations of material. Penetration resistance can be very high and lead to various problems.

Special application needle SAN® 12

For perfect 2-needle decorative seams

Varying and irregular seams are among the problems known to crop up on 2-needle machines.

Cutting points

For creating different seam patterns on leather

Because of the structure of leather seam patterns vary, depending on sewing direction, when sewing with a cloth point.

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