Floor soft coverings are also referred to as textile coverings and this product category mainly consists of carpet tiles, broadloom carpets and area rugs. Soft coverings provide various benefits such as dust-binding, noise reduction and heat insulation that also provides warmth, comfort and pleasing aesthetics.
Soft covering flooring manufacturers are involved in the production of different products including carpets and area rugs such as roll goods, carpet tiles, bath mats, car mats, aviation carpets and marine mats. Carpets are the majorly used soft covering floorings on account of superior attributes, such as flexibility and dimensional stability.
Residential, industrial and commercial are the major application segments of the flooring market. Flooring materials are utilized in residential buildings as well as in a variety of commercial sub-applications, including hospitality and leisure, healthcare, corporate, retail, education and sports. The industrial application segment includes manufacturing plants, automotive, refineries, aviation hangars, etc.
Innovations and new developments in construction solutions and floor designs have been the key drivers of the flooring market. The industry depicts high competitiveness as numerous companies are offering a broad range of solutions in commercial, residential, industrial and various other sectors. The market for floor coverings is hugely influenced by new technological developments and styling trends.
In terms of raw materials, Synthetic fibers, such as polyester and polypropylene and nylon are used as a primary raw material for manufacturing carpet tiles and broadlooms. In addition, carpets are also made from natural fibers. The development and application of new technologies and new materials have injected new vitality into the soft floor covering industry. Carpets made of PE, EVA, PES, PP, PUR and other synthetic materials have excellent properties, such as moisture resistance, heat preservation, insulation and abrasion resistance. Technological progress will gradually reduce carbon emissions in the material production process.
In terms of industrial processing, lasers are very suitable for engraving and cutting various synthetic materials and natural textiles. Benefiting from the advantages of eco-friendly, low energy consumption and high precision, laser cutting technology has become a new trend in textile processing. For the processing of soft coverings, CO2 laser cutting machine provides flexible cutting of all shapes and sizes of carpets and has been used in a variety of industrial, commercial and residential carpet processing application segments.
The advantages of laser cutting and engraving are listed below:
01. Non-contact processing, no tool wear.
02. High-precision machining represents high-quality.
03. Flexible and customized processing and production. Any shape and size can be laser cut; any pattern can be laser engraved.
04. Customizable table sizes, suitable for materials of various formats (Large-format carpets are also available)
05. Very fine laser spots produce clean cutting edges and delicate laser etching textures.
06. No tool preparation or tool replacement required, saving maintenance cost.
07. High degree of automation.
08. High energy utilization rate, more environmentally friendly.
The suppliers of raw material, manufacturers and distributors act as key elements of the flooring market value chain. Currently, the soft covering flooring market depicts intense competition as key players are focusing on product innovation and use of advanced technologies so as to offer value added brands in the global industry. For flooring and carpet manufacturers, laser cutting is undoubtedly an innovative production mode transformation, which is in line with current and future sustainable and intelligent development trends. As a leading company in laser machines development and manufacturing, Goldenlaser has been continuously exploring and researching laser cutting, engraving and perforation of new materials in textile and soft coverings industry to meet the market demand for customization and versatility.
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Post time: Jan-05-2021