Covid- 19 Focus

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IMPORTANT NEWS REGARDING OUR SERVICES DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Priority will be given to companies using our CNC cutting, laser cutting and 3D printing facilities in the production of essential products and components during this time. 

ELASTIC

HOOK & LOOP

THREAD

100% COTTON FABRIC

Cottons and twills
Cotton Canvas
Bull denim 100% cotton
Denim

POLYCOTTON

BINDING

MASK FILTER FABRIC

SPUNBOND/ KEHLSPUN

The D15 filter element entraps respiratory droplets. It has been designed  to capture all the droplets generated from sneezing, coughing and talking.
It is the recommended filter for a 3 layer face mask. This filter fabric will give extra protection for fabric masks.
We carry a range of elastic normally used in the footwear, bag and clothing trade but can be repurposed for gowns and masks.
We carry a range of hook and loop in various colours and widths. These are normally used in the footwear, bag and clothing trade but can be repurposed for gowns and masks.
Most of our polyester thread is used for bags, belts and upholstery. The thickness M36, M40 and M60 is suitable in the manufacture of masks and other protective products. We carry an extensive range of colours.
This point bonded polyester fabric is available in:
Colours: black, white, brown, grey and navy
Weights: 40 gsm and 80 gsm. 
Widths: 1.5M, 1.6M, 1.9M and 2.1M
 
It is used in the production of masks and other protective products.

FOAM

CLEAR PLASTIC

VINYL

PVC TARPAULIN

UNSUPPORTED PVC

Commonly available in 200/ 240/ 260 gsm weights, in Plain, Twill or Bulldenim. 
100% cotton is a basic fabric used in masks.
Widths: 1.4/ 1.5m
Made from varying blends of polyester and cotton.
Ours ranges start at 50/50, 60/40 and 80/20 polyester/ cotton ratios.
Weights: 220/ 240 and 260 gsm.
These are woven tight enough to be used as non-medical masks.
Binding makes products stronger and finishes them off.  Use a Herringbone, Petersham or Plain weave in various widths (16 or 19mm), blends (cotton or polyester) and colours.
Open cell foam is used for mattresses and cushions as well as forehead protection/ comfort for face shields. 
Soft closed cell Reva foam with a self adhesive backing can also be used. These can be cut to your specification.
We stock clear PVC plastic. Use as a clear barrier protection screen for your staff working at open counters.
Available in 0.2/ 0.25 and 0.4mm thicknesses
Vinyl is commonly used for upholstery, seat covers and foam cushions.
Tarpaulin is used in the production of tents, side coverings of trucks and as a general protective covering against bad weather conditions.
Lighter weight versions can be used in the production of protective gear for non-medical staff as aprons or gowns.
This versatile material is used to make rain jackets and table cloths, it is useful for protective gear, aprons and gowns.

PRODUCTS

SERVICES  COMPUTERISED CUTTING/ LASER CUTTING & ENGRAVING + CONVERTING

COMPUTERISED CUTTING
Suitable for footwear and leather goods, gaskets, foam (up to 130mm thick), rubber, cardboard and related packaging, technical textiles, plastics, leather, cardo fibre and many more. Maximise your production with efficient use of materials and superb accuracy. Expand your creativity and take advantage of the 3 x 2.5m cutting area with vacuum suction placement.
 
Technical Requirements: Artwork in JPG, DXF or vector format.
 
D15 Filter Element
 

FITTINGS

Side Release Buckle Col: Black
[05400] Sizes: 19,25,38 & 50mm
Triglide Col: Black [05414]
Sizes: 19,25,38 & 50mm
Use plastic fittings in the manufacture of face shields, protective gowns, tents and screens.
LASER CUTTING AND ENGRAVING
​Our 80 watt laser is capable of cutting and engraving a variety of non-metallic materials, including wood, perspex, acetate and paper. We have perfected the technique of working with leather. We are equipped to do one off jobs or high production runs.
 
Technical Requirements: Artwork in vector format (CorelDraw, Adobe Illustrator or PDF) or we can provide one for you from your artwork.
Covid- 19 Focus: The attached image shows an acetate visor laser cut.
This version is designed to be attached to glasses.
 
MASK PRODUCTION OPTIONS
Between Woodheads and Kehls, we can supply you with all the products you will need to produce your own fabric mask. We can also do roll to roll placement printing of your logo.
At Woodheads we can cut the fabric to your specification maximising your fabric and time. We can upload your patterns or you can make use of the ones we have available.
We can manufacture the masks for you according to your design, specifications and availability of materials. 
Styles can vary from 2 to 3 ply, elastic or binding, pleats or contoured.

RESOURCES  PATTERNS ETC.

MASKS

We are working on various mask styles, as we have the patterns available we will share them here.
We offer a cutting service to cut the fabric for your own production .
OLSON MASK with removable filter
This was designed by  Unity Point Health Cedar Rapids, USA. for the public to sew the fabric portion, the hospital would then complete it to meet their standards.
 
Watch the tutorial on how to construct the mask and on the background of this design.
NY TIMES FABRIC MASK
This is a link to a two ply fabric mask pattern with 3 pleats and ties. We've tried it with elastic that fits behind the ears too
 
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1. Fabric & Component Supply
2. Fabric Component Cutting
3. Mask Production
 

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