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Polo Custom Products

Custom Soft Goods Manufacturer

Over the last 75+ years, Polo Custom Products has built an extensive network of raw material and specialty formulation material suppliers. We have over 440 active suppliers across 18 countries, with access to thousands of raw materials to handle even the most complex manufacturing projects. Our experienced teams can work with any material in all processes to find the best solution for your needs. As a premier custom soft goods manufacturer, in addition to the common materials listed below, we can procure any material and manufacture any product to your exact specifications.

Raw Materials for Industrial Sewn Products

Thermoplastic Materials

Thermoplastic materials become pliable when heated, allowing them to be easily shaped in many ways. Thermoplastics can be melted and reshaped multiple times without undergoing chemical changes. They are widely used across industries for applications like packaging and medical devices.

  • ABS
  • ABS Flame Retardant
  • Acetal
  • Acetal with Glass Fill
  • Nylon 6
  • Nylon 6/6
  • Nylon with Glass Fill
  • POM (Acetal Copolymer)
  • HDPE (High-density Polyethylene)
  • LDPE (Low-density Polyethylene)
  • Polycarbonate
  • PET (Polyethylene)
  • PET-G (Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol-modified)
  • PP (Polypropylene)
  • PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene)
  • PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)
  • UHMW-PE (Ultra-high Molecular Weight Polyethylene)
  • Silicone

Film Materials

Film materials offer durable, waterproof options for custom sewing projects, guaranteeing longer product life cycles and protection against the elements.

  • Expanded/Support Vinyl (PVC or Urethane)
  • EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate)
  • Laminates
  • PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)
  • Polyolefin (Olefin)
  • Urethane (PU) (TPU) (Ether-based or Ester-based)
  • Polyethylene (LDPE, LLDPE, MDPE, HDPE)
  • BOPA (Biaxially-oriented Polyamide)
  • BON (Biaxially-oriented Nylon)

Foam Materials

Foam materials provide cushioning and structural support within custom sewn products. Closed-cell foam, like EVA, provides shock absorption and water resistance, therefore it is often used for bag inserts or protective gear. Open-cell foam offers comfort and contouring, making it perfect for padding in various products. Various thicknesses and densities are available, allowing Polo Custom Products to meet your specific design needs.

  • Open Cell
  • Closed Cell
  • Crosslink
  • Urethane (Polyurethane)
  • Polyethylene
  • EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate)
  • Filter

Textile Materials

Textile materials encompass a wide variety of essential fabrics, listed below. Natural fibers, like cotton, provide breathability, while synthetic options, like polyester and nylon, are more durable, often making them suitable for outdoor gear.

  • Canvas
  • Cotton
  • Nylon
  • Polyester
  • Coated Fabrics
  • FR Treated Fabrics
  • Webbing
  • Cording
  • Mesh
  • Scrim

Aramid Materials

Aramid materials are said to be stronger than steel. These synthetic fibers are known for their strength and resistance to heat, making them important to the fire/safety and military industries.

Non-woven Materials

As their name implies, non-woven materials and fabrics are not woven, but bonded together using methods of heat, chemicals, or mechanical processes. These materials can protect against droplets and the transmission of infectious agents, making them ideal for surgical masks, isolation gowns, and other critical components of the medical industry.

  • Filtration Fabrics
  • Medical Grade Non-wovens

Elastomeric Materials

Elastomeric materials are polymers that exhibit elasticity. Synthetic rubbers, like neoprene or silicone, allow the materials to be stretched and deformed, then still return to their original shape.

  • Elastic
  • Tricot
  • Bungee Cord
  • Shock Cord

Specialty Materials

  • Seam Seal Tape
  • Fiberglass
  • Glass Mat
  • Composites
  • Leather
  • Adhesive Composites
  • Ballistic Ceramic
  • Ballistic Materials
  • Conductive Mesh
  • Wire Harness Assemblies
  • Cable Assemblies
  • Heat-activated Adhesive

 Miscellaneous Materials

  • Hook & Loop
  • Zippers
  • Thread
  • Embroidery Thread
  • Instruction Sheets (IFU)
  • Hangtags
  • Retail Packaging
  • Specialty Labels
  • Plastic & Metal Hardware
  • Injection Molded Parts
  • Stamped Parts
  • Formed Parts
  • Custom or Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) components
  • Tubing
  • Medical Grade Tubing
  • Reflective Tape

    Industrial Contract Sewing Solutions

    The world of industrial sewn goods is rich with a variety of materials catering to different specifications. From durability of thermoplastic materials that are resistant to extreme conditions, to the cushioning properties of foam materials, each material brings a unique advantage to the table. At Polo Custom Products, our range of materials creates a comprehensive toolkit for our manufacturing processes. We craft products that excel in performance and aesthetics across industries, including the Medical, Fire & Safety, Industrial, and Military & Defense Industries.

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