When we think of yarn, most of us already have images of our grandmother sitting in their rocking chair, knitting away at a pair of socks or a sweater that will most likely embarrass us at parties for decades to come. How does anyone think that yarn could be High-Tech? That question will lead to some amazing answers when we take a closer look at Belton Industries.
For over 90 years, they have produced textile fabrics and yarns that have revolutionized many of the ways America, and even the world, produces and cares for goods. Simply put, yarn isn’t just the fluffy balls of string found in grandma’s craft room. Yarn is a much more broad and dynamic product and carries a wide range of uses.
What is Yarn?
Yarn is any spun thread used for knitting, weaving, or sewing. And those individual threads may be made out of surprising materials. Plastics, polymers, metals, rubbers, and fibers can all be used to make yarn. Parachutes are just one of the products produced by Belton Industries’ yarn. That’s right; parachutes are made of yarn.
A proprietary combination of high strength plastics and a specialty weaving process allows yarn to be woven into some of the world’s most reliable material. Belton has produced parachutes made from their specialized yarn for the military for decades.
Belton Industries’ yarn solutions are used in these markets:
Belton’s yarn does it all, from protecting plants during wet or cold months to materials that the military uses for strategic projects.