Stitch-free technologies

Stitch-free technologies can include ultrasonic welding or thermoplastic and heat bonding and through the fusing of layers of fabric, eliminate the need for stitching.

Currently these stitch-free technologies are mainly used for the manufacture of performance clothing and footwear, however, research into the possibilities of reversing these processes, thus enabling the recovery of the fabric for reuse, is a promising avenue for further testing and development.

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