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Somic PLC has been manufacturing in Preston, Lancashire UK since 1923 and continues to develop the textile tradition of the town in its own particular way, using environmentally friendly techniques to produce environmentally friendly products out of naturally and renewably resourced raw materials where ever possible.
Established initially to convert paper into various products which could help other industries in their own production, Somic today uses modern equipment designed and adapted by its own engineers and managed by its skilled work force to fulfil those same ideals.
Slitting machines slit the paper which is supplied in roll form and during the process, colour, flame retardant additives and other ingredients can be introduced.
Ring spinning frames are used to spin the tape into fine yarn or if a heavier yarn or cord is required various types of twisting machines are used.
After winding onto the relevant package , Somyarn or Somcord can be sold at this stage or be introduced to the weaving department where it is prepared for weaving on single or double rapier looms which can produce woven fabric up to 2 metres wide. Depending on its end use and customers’ requirements, treatment can be applied to the finished weave and in some cases it can be after coloured.
Somic’s loom material for the production of Lloyd Loom furniture is produced here in the weaving department on specially adapted looms.
Before being packed for despatch, Somweave as it is known is carefully inspected .
Somyarn is also the supply for flat braid machines to produce plaited braid , Sombaid,for use on furniture to hide joins and fixings.
Somic also has banks of circular braiders which convert cotton, synthetics or wadding into cord known as Supersoft for furniture or upholstery piping around cushions or mattresses.
To enhance its own products for certain markets and subsequently to enhance our customers products on commission, Somic introduced a textile coating plant in the 1950s which today uses hot melt coating and spreading machines to produce coated fabrics on substrates as different as open scrims, felt, non wovens and very expensive silk and printed textiles for markets as diverse as the motor trade, sewer lining, awnings, blinds, table cloths and mattresses.
In addition to the above, Somic has its own specially adapted machines for hank winding, balling, gift tie, slitting, embossing, re rolling, plastic extruding, dip treating, spraying, wire straightening, wire covering, forming, cone winding, cheese winding, coiling, reeling, small diameter circular knitting and ferrule making as well as the many machines in the engineers shop such as lathes and metal cutters without which the machinery adaption would not be possible.
- A woven fabric mostly 100% paper but sometimes mixed with other fibres and wire. Can be woven in different patterns and colours up to 180cm wide. Supplied off Loom or treated for handle and surface finish with a FR additive if required. Nominal 25 or 50 metre length rolls.
- Uses included Lloyd Loom type furniture, lampshades, upholstery, panels, room dividers, partitions, wall covering, amplifier frets, filtration, hats, bags, shoes, blinds of all types, bedheads and furniture decoration.
- Bespoke design service.
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