Apex Mills

ENGINEERED INNOVATIVE PERFORMANCE

Collaboration and precision are vital to the success of Apex Mills. Knowing the full extent of the challenges our customers face allows us to solve them with technical precision. Here's an example: A leading office furniture manufacturer came to us with a revolutionary new chair concept and needed a revolutionary new fabric for it. Our team met with their chief designer and engineer to thoroughly understand their aesthetic and performance goals. The design of the chair required a 3D spacer knit with a specific elongation parameter, but one that could not buckle or pucker. And, while they didn't want the chair to look like home furnishings, they also did not want it to appear too high tech. [+][-] We developed a preliminary design with the characteristics and properties to address their needs. After several iterations we produced exactly what the customer had envisioned for, what is today, one of their top selling office chairs. To Apex Mills, engineering is collaboration. It's the process of turning the customer's exact problem into our own challenge, then working quickly to create a precise solution. Nobody works more closely with customers than Apex Mills.
ENGINEERED TEXTILES CASE STUDIES
  • Style: DNB198A

    Design Goal:
    ENGINEERED

    Weight: 8.0 +/- 10%

    Orthopedic Supplies

    Problem Shared

    A reputable company in the orthopedic industry wanted to produce a high-grade arm sling to increase comfort for the patient and enhance innate properties to the sling, for example make it less prone to absorb bacteria from sweat and dirt. As a US manufacturer, they sought a supplier with the same values they held and manufacturing facilities in the US.

     

    Problem Solved

    Analyzing the problem with the customer, Apex Mills’ fabric specialists developed a lightweight 3D spacer fabric with a textured polyester surface and an anti-microbial, moisture wicking backing.

    The unique yarn construction paired with the ability to use two different fabrics with a springy monofilament in-between, enabled our customer to achieve their objectives while keeping the cost of production down.

     

    Results Realized

    The new sling proved successful, yielding positive feedback from patients and orthopedic specialists alike. As a result of the accolades received, the sling has become an approved item by Medicare and Apex Mills is partnering with the customer in their product development planning. 

HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT engineered TEXTILES?
GIVE US A CALL AT 1-800-989-APEX (2739) OR SEND US AN EMAIL.

engineered innovative performance textile gallery