Using Grommets In Industrial And Technical Fabric Industries

  • January 3, 2023

Using Grommets In Industrial And Technical Fabric Industries

Grommets and washers play an essential role in the basic function of products. Most times, they contribute to the strength and security of items, mostly fabric items. It's no wonder that industrial and technical fabric industries are using grommets now more than ever.

Quality fabric grommets boast a near-zero defect rate, versatility, and top fastening performance. A challenge that many companies face is finding the right choices for their products. The good news is, with proper research and inquiry; you can save yourself from purchasing the wrong items.

Every project has its specific wants and requirements. Hence grommet and washer product lines come in an array of finishes and base metals to accurately meet their needs.

For unbeatable strength and the best appearance of fabrics, here are some grommets and washers that fabric industries should use:

1. Plain Sheet Metal Grommets and  Washers

Plain grommets and plain washers or tooth washers work as a team to give the grommet a firm grip on the fabric. They prevent or lessen the premature failure of the fabric by reinforcing the fabric at the points of most stress.

They are best for load-bearing fabric applications like industrial curtains, tarps, truck covers, wind socks, flags, banners, sunshades and agricultural and hydroponic applications. Additionally, they are available in a variety of sizes and come in a dull black oxide finish, solid brass, and nickel-plated brass. Upon request, a company can get a customized plating to better match their application.

2. Self-Piercing Grommets and Washers

Zero-need to pre-punch a hole before using these types of grommets makes it a top choice among fabric technicians. The fastener's design makes it specially adapted for its purpose.

Self-piercing grommets and washers come in both stainless steel and brass base metals. Some of the most common industrial fabric applications for them are mesh privacy screens, awnings, sail bags, bimini   tops, and sunshades.

3. Rolled Rim Grommets and Spur Washers

Rolled Rim Grommets are the strongest most durable grommets on the market today. These fasteners are the most common type used to reinforce holes in a broad range of industrial materials where an extra strong hold is necessary.  They provide excellent hole reinforcement because the spur washers have two rows of teeth that grip the material and grip the outside edge of the rolled rim grommet.  They come in a variety of metal types but brass based grommets are the most common and are available in sizes #0, #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7 and #8.

In case you don't come across a finishing that fits your application, you can request a customized plated or painted finish.

Are you looking for the best grommets and washers for your fabrics at affordable prices? At Siska, Inc., we know you're project is important to you and strive to offer you the best products at reasonable costs. Our wide array of products is tailored to meet all your grommet and washer requirements.  We also have an extensive line of grommet setting machines to compliment your operation. For more information, don't hesitate to contact us or visit our website. 

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