Apex Mills

SOLID KNITS MESH / NETTING 3D SPACERS

3D spacer fabrics offer some of the most innovative solutions of today. Because of our ability to design two distinct fabric surfaces along with the variability of connecting spacer yarns and thicknesses, an almost limitless variety of application solutions are within our reach. One great appeal of 3D spacer fabric is that it can, in some applications, replace foam that degrades, yellows and is not environmentally friendly. 3D spacers allow for tremendous breathability, and we can vary the elongation and stability of the yarns to customize your solution. With 3D spacers, we are able to work with our customers to design the appearance of both the top and bottom layers, which may require separate performance and aesthetic qualities. [+][-] Our 3D spacer fabrics are changing the way contract furniture is fashioned, allowing for increased comfort and design options. The fabric's breathability allows us to devise recreational backpacks that are light and comfortable against a hiker's back. 3D spacers are integral to today's high performance running shoes. An extremely thick version is used in mattress toppers for severe sleep apnea sufferers, allowing enhanced breathability that is not available with traditional mattresses. Apex Mills continues to develop a wide range of cutting edge spacer solutions for an ever-growing list of industries and applications.
3D SPACERS CASE STUDIES |
  • Style: DNB145

    Fabric type:
    3D SPACERS

    Weight: 8.10 +/-10%

    National Police Force

    PROBLEM SHARED

    A world renowned police force needed a performance fabric to be used as the lining in their military grade vests. The current fabric was heavy and retained moisture and odor, making it uncomfortable and unhealthy as it preserved bacteria caused from the moisture.

     

    PROBLEM SOLVED

    As a leading specialist in manufacturing textiles that adhere to military specifications, Apex Mills was quick to jump into action. We were able to produce a 100% polyester spacer fabric featuring antimicrobial and permanent moisture management properties that perform six times faster than other moisture wicking fabrics.

     

    RESULTS REALIZED

    By incorporating this fabric into their lifesaving ballistic vest, our customer was able to produce a lightweight and comfortable vest with adjustable straps to ensure a proper fit and promote minimal shifting during wear. This vest became standard issue for the force and received accolades from those who brave the elements from arctic blasts to extreme heat to save the lives of others.

  • Style: DNB198A

    Fabric type:
    3D SPACERS

    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. 

  • Style: DNB59

    Fabric type:
    3D SPACERS

    Weight: 12.25 +/- 15%

    Furniture

    PROBLEM SHARED

    A global manufacturer of office furniture wanted a transparent, cushioned fabric that met the ergonomic and cosmetic needs of their newly fashioned seating solution.

     

    PROBLEM SOLVED

    Upon partnering with the customer's product engineers and design team, we first gained a comprehensive understanding of their design goals. We then developed a 3-demensional fabric with the resiliency, stretch and sheerness that achieved each of our customer's goals. We developed a second component spacer fabric knit with clear yarn, which further enhanced the comfort, airflow and transparency of the chair, thereby exceeding our client's expectations

     

    RESULTS REALIZED

    Pleased with the fabric's performance and aesthetics, the company integrated the fabric into their product mix, showcasing its forward thinking design. Within months of bringing the product to market, it became one of the company's best-selling designs. 

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