How to sew laminated fabric
All polycarbonate laminates are delivered with a protective plastic film on both sides. The plastic film with the printed lettering should not be removed until the laminate has been installed. This is in order to perfectly identify the UV-protected side (the side exposed to sunlight).
It is recommended to cut the polycarbonate with a knife or cutter, cutting on both sides of the material, a fine-toothed saw can also be used, as long as the thickness is less than 16 mm.
Polycarbonate laminates can be cold formed to different radii. This can be done at the installation site to exact dimensions. It is very important NOT to over tension the laminate. The minimum bending radius should be as recommended to avoid losing the warranty.
Drill the polycarbonate only when necessary. When drilling the material use sharp drill bits and leave room for expansion (at least 10% more). DO NOT drill the laminate within 3.8 mm of the edge. When fastening screws (galvanized or stainless steel screws are recommended) do not tighten the laminate beyond the laminate surface.
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“Plasticized fabric is a type of fabric-usually cotton-that is fused with a plastic sheet to increase its strength and waterproofing. The plasticized side is usually the face side of the fabric.”
Normal metal presser feet tend to stick to the plastic and sew stumblingly, so if you have the chance, and you are going to sew plasticized fabric, with a Teflon presser foot you will be infinitely happier.
Of course, and as I always say, you have to sew without fear and enjoying, but if we make a mistake sewing plasticized fabric, and by chance we have to unpick a piece, it will not forgive us and it will be marked with the needle perforations.
And you know that if you have any doubt or unexpected situation that you face when sewing this type of fabric, the comments space is all yours to share it. I for one will try to help you as much as I can.
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Polyester is a category of polymers containing the ester functional group in its main chain. Naturally occurring polyesters have been known since 1830, but the term polyester generally refers to synthetic polyesters (plastics), which are derived from heavy petroleum fractions.
Polyester resins (thermosets) are also used as a matrix for the construction of equipment, anti-corrosion pipes and the manufacture of paints. In order to provide greater mechanical strength, they are usually reinforced with a hardener, also called hardener or catalyst, without purification.
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In fact, experts warn that there are twelve things we should never heat in the microwave, such as eggs in the shell or a glass of water. Here’s what the rest are and why:
If we heat a hot chili pepper in the microwave or a dish containing pieces of it on top, experts warn that due to the large amounts of capsaicin it releases, when we open the door of the appliance our eyes could water. So that this does not happen, the OCU recommends that once the cooking is finished we leave the microwave door open for a while so that the vapors are released and that we do not approach the face to the plate.
The containers of some precooked foods are made of expanded polystyrene (the typical white trays). This product is not prepared to be used in the microwave, because it does not support the high temperatures that are produced inside. Experts recommend that when in doubt about a package, check that it is microwave safe (information that appears as an icon on the walls of the container, usually with a drawing of the appliance).